Posted: 6:57 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013
By Chris Fuhrmeister
After hitting over .500 in the Tigers' last five games, Auburn second baseman Jordan Ebert was named SEC freshman of the week on Monday.
Ebert hit .579/.636/.842 in single games against Jacksonville State, Samford and a three-game series at Florida. He was 11-for-19 with four doubles, a home run, five runs and four RBIs. His home run was a solo shot with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday night against Florida, giving the Tigers an insurance run in their 7-4 win. Over the course of the week, he raised his batting average from .263 to .302.
The 19-year-old had a nice week in the field, too, compiling 15 put-outs and 18 assists without an error. Auburn went 4-1, thanks in large part to Ebert's solid play.
It's the second week in a row an Auburn player has earned an SEC honor. Third baseman Damek Tomscha was named player of the week last Monday.