Kentrail Davis named SEC Freshman of the week

Tennessee baseball player Kentrail Davis has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week after serving as the Volunteers’ top offensive producer during a three-game sweep of Eastern Michigan this past weekend.

The true freshman from Theodore, Ala., led the Vols in batting average (.636), hits (7), total bases (10), slugging (.909), on-base percentage (.692) and also was perfect in the field during the EMU series.

Davis went 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run in UT’s series-opening win on Friday. The Vols’ starting centerfielder belted his first career homer in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader while going 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs. Davis drove in two more runs in the series-finale, with another run scored.

And at one point in the series, he reached base safely in eight consecutive plate appearances (six hits and two walks).

On the season, Davis leads the Vols with a .438 overall average and a .550 on-base percentage while ranking second in RBI with 10.

Arkansas senior Aaron Murphree was named the SEC Player of the Week, and Ole Miss junior Scott Bittle claimed SEC Pitcher of the Week honors.

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CODY BROWN NAMED TENNESSEE’S CAREacter STAR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:

Tennessee baseball player Cody Brown has been selected as UT’s CAREacter Star Athlete of the Week. The CAREacter Program is based on a five-point star system that includes the basic traits of a true champion, whether on or off the field. Those traits are attitude, character, grades, community service and performance.

A junior third baseman from Knoxville, Tenn., Brown has been one of the Vols’ top offensive producers so far this season. He leads the team in RBI (13), home runs (2) and slugging percentage (.618) while ranking second on the club with a .382 batting average and a .510 on-base percentage.

Brown has four multi-hit games and a team-best five multi-RBI games this year as well.

Again this semester, Brown is participating in the VOLScholar Program for academic and citizenship-building and wears the VOLScholar logo on his uniform as the holder of a 3.0 or better grade-point average. He is also active in the Thornton Center’s Peer Mentor Program.

Every week coaches select one student-athlete as their school’s “Star Athlete of the Week” based on the aforementioned five criteria. As a reward for their accomplishments, honorees will be recognized each week by their local media and presented with a T-shirt and a letter acknowledging them as their county’s “Star Athlete of the Week.”

Story Courtesy: UT Sports Information



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