After being a major contributor in the sweep of Missouri, Mississippi State's Nathaniel Lowe earned player of the week honors.
RELEASE | @nathaniel_lowe Tabbed @SEC Player Of The Week https://t.co/886aZsdZjU#HailState pic.twitter.com/9aUMTlJOOA— MSU Baseball (@HailStateBB) May 9, 2016
SEC Baseball Player of the Week: Mississippi State's Nathaniel Lowe https://t.co/DoOjJgU7EC pic.twitter.com/6G47idhLhm— SEC (@SEC) May 9, 2016
Lowe went 9-13 at the plate for a .692 batting average against Mizzou and his 4 RBIs, 3 runs, and 3 extra base hits (one of which was a home run) were a major reason as to why Mississippi State earned its first sweep on the season and seventh SEC series win of the year.
Nathaniel Lowe's stellar weekend helped propel his batting average up to .351 on the season, the eighth best in the Southeastern Conference, and his team leading 66 hits have him tied for sixth in the league.
Lowe's honors are the fifth time this season that a Bulldog has been tabbed with a weekly conference honors. Brent Rooker (Player of the week, March 14), Dakota Hudson (Pitcher of the week, March 21 and April 4), and Jake Mangum (Freshman of the week, April 11) were all previously honored by the SEC.
Nathaniel Lowe is the only Mississippi State player to have played and started in every game this season for the Bulldogs. Ryan Gridley has played in every game, but missed one start. Lowe's consistency in the John Cohen's ever changing lineup speaks volumes about how Lowe has been a constant contributor for this team, and that this award is not the only week that Lowe has played well in.
The Bulldogs will take a road trip through the state of Alabama this week as they head to Troy to play their final non-conference matchup on Wednesday and then will head to Auburn to take on Butch Thompson's Tigers this weekend.