AU's Fletcher named 'Player of the Week'

Photo Credit: Auburn University/Todd Van Emst
Photo Credit: Auburn University/Todd Van Emst

AUBURN, AL. – Brian Fletcher was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week following a torrid weekend at the plate during the Auburn Classic. In three games the junior outfielder hit .636 with a

1.545 slugging percentage as Auburn claimed wins over Boston College and Florida Atlantic.

During the weekend the Fayetteville, Ga., native collected three home runs, including a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning to beat Boston College on Friday night. With three home runs on the weekend he now has 31 career homers, which is ninth all-time for an Auburn career.

In 14 plate appearances over the weekend, Fletcher had seven hits, two walks and was hit by a pitch, driving in 11 RBI to give him 17 on the season in just six games. He has now hit safely in all six games this season and has an 11-game hitting streak dating back to last season.

Through two weeks of play, Fletcher leads the SEC in RBI, home runs

(four) and total bases (26), is second in slugging percentage (1.040) and 11th in batting average (.440).

"Brian is seeing the ball real well right now," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said after Fletcher's 2-for-2, four-RBI performance on Sunday against Florida Atlantic. "We saw a lot of flashes from Brian last year. He has tremendous bat speed and he continues to mature as a hitter, knowing the strike zone and understanding what guys are trying to do."

Auburn returns to the field on Tuesday evening when it plays host to Davidson in the first of a two-game series. Tuesday's first pitch is scheduled for 6:30pm while Wednesday has been moved up to a 3pm start time.