UGA baseball team shortstop Cam Shepherd has been named the SECc Freshman of the Week.
Shepherd, a 6-1, 196-pound native of Duluth, Ga., batted .526 (10-for-19) with three doubles, one triple and four RBI in helping Georgia claim a SEC road series and go 3-1 last week. In the series win over Tennessee, he posted a .500 batting average (7-for-14) with two doubles and a RBI. In SEC action this year, he ranks second in the league with a .425 batting average.
Shepherd had his third four-hit game of his career including second in a SEC game in the 7-5 win over the Volunteers Saturday. In Sunday’s series-clinching win, he went 3-for-4. Bulldog freshman third baseman Aaron Schunk also enjoyed a big series against UT as he batted .538 (7-for-13) with two RBI.
Overall, Shepherd ranks second on the team with a .333 average. He has hit safely in 13 of the past 14 games. He has started all 29 games at shortstop. Shepherd is the first Bulldog to garner a SEC Freshman Award this season. Last year, catcher Michael Curry was twice named SEC Freshman of the Week while Kevin Smith was honored once.
Georgia (13-16) returns to action Tuesday night when it plays host to fifth-ranked Clemson (24-5). First pitch at Foley Field will be at 7:02 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised by the SEC Network and be available on the Bulldog Sports Network from IMG. The first 500 UGA students will receive a free “Beat Clemson” t-shirt, and UGA students can run the bases following the game.