ATHENS—–University of Georgia junior first baseman Adam Sasser has been named the National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, it was announced Tuesday.
The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names a National Hitter and National Pitcher of the Week each Tuesday throughout the season. TCU sophomore left-hander Haylen Green was named National Pitcher of the Week. On Monday, Sasser was named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper as well as the SEC Player of the Week by the league office.
Sasser batted .538 (7-for-13) with four home runs and 10 RBI to lead nationally ranked Georgia (33-14) to a three-game SEC road sweep of Missouri. The Evans, Georgia native tied a school record with three home runs in one game in the Bulldogs’ 10-6 win on Thursday. On Saturday, he belted his fourth home that capped a 10-pitch at-bat in the team’s 7-1 victory. Sasser is batting a team-best .343 plus has eight home runs and 39 RBI in 46 games including 39 starts. He leads the team in SEC action, batting .381 with five home runs and 24 RBI.
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Hitter of the Week – Feb. 20 – Jake Brodt, Sr., INF, Santa Clara; Feb. 27 – Brett Kinneman, Jr., OF, NC State; March 6 – Luke Heyer, Sr., INF/OF, Kentucky; March 13 – Jacob Rhinesmith, Jr., OF, Western Kentucky; March 20 – Joe Genord, Jr., INF, USF; March 27 – Ben Spillane, Jr., 1B, Illinois; April 3 – Jon Littell, Sr., OF, Oklahoma State; April 10 – Connor Pauly – Jr., OF, Morehead State; April 17 – Ross Haffey, Sr., 1B, Miami University; April 24 – Josh Jung, So., INF, Texas Tech and Steven Wells, Sr., OF, Florida State; May 1 – Alex Holdenback, Jr., C, Eastern Kentucky; May 8 – Adam Sasser, Jr., 1B, Georgia.