March 24, 2010
AUBURN, Ala. -
The awards for Hunter Morris' weekend at Georgia keep pouring in as CollegeBaseballInsider.com named the junior the National Hitter of the Week and the College Baseball Foundation placed him on this week's National All-Star Lineup.
Already named the NCBWA National Hitter of the Week and the SEC Player of the Week, Morris is collecting all of the accolades after his explosive offensive outburst at Georgia when he hit a team-best .625 (10-for-16) with a double and four home runs, driving in 14 RBI. In Friday's opener he was 4-for-6 with five RBI and then he was 5-for-6 with nine RBI in a sweep-clinching win on Sunday, hitting a pair of home runs, including his first career grand slam. He finished the weekend with a 1.438 slugging percentage, scored seven runs and had a pair of stolen bases as Auburn picked up its first sweep in SEC play since the 2003 season.
Morris enters Wednesday night's non-conference tilt against No. 16 Alabama in the Capital City Classic with a .418 batting average, second in the conference to Alabama's Taylor Dugas.
Wednesday night's game begins at 7pm CT with pregame festivities beginning at 6:30pm. The game will be video streamed live on WSFA.com.
Auburn returns home this weekend for three games against No. 14 South Carolina. Game times are set for 6:30pm on Friday, noon on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Fans are reminded that the Saturday game has been moved up from its original start time to accommodate television as the game will air live on CSS and also be video streamed live on ESPN360.com.
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