LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan is the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after a blistering week at the plate, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Mahan’s first Player of the Week award, although he was SEC Freshman of the Week in March 2015.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior infielder was a driving force behind Kentucky’s perfect 5-0 week to begin its home schedule at Cliff Hagan Stadium. He hit .500 (9-of-18) for the week and posted a slugging percentage of .944 after smoking five doubles and a home run. The Cincinnati, Ohio native drove in 11 runs, including back-to-back games of a career-high-tying four against both Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky.