Pankake gets two player of the week honors

03/11/2013 1:40 PM

03/11/2013 3:20 PM

South Carolina sophomore shortstop Joey Pankake has been named SEC player of the week and Louisville Slugger's national player of the week.

He had a productive week at the plate as he hit .438 (7-for-16) in the five games with four homers, seven runs scored and nine RBI. Pankake hit a pair of three-run homers in each of the wins over Ball State. He then homered in both Saturday and Sunday's victories over Rider.

For the season, Pankake is hitting .326 (15-for-46) with four homers, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored. He is currently on a seven-game hitting streak.

Pankake is the second Gamecock player this year to earn the SEC honors. LB Dantzler was an honoree by the conference on Feb. 25.

Pankake i s among three players to earn the Louisville Slugger award.

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