Tate, Cannon earn SEC Player of the Week honors

The Georgia Baseball team took care of business this past weekend winning two of three games at No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt. Two Bulldogs have now received honors from the Southeastern Conference as a result:

Player of the Week: Connor Tate, Georgia

Georgia’s Connor Tate led the SEC last weekend with a 1.500 Slugging percentage, and he hit .583 against one of the nation’s top-ranked pitching staffs in leading the Bulldogs to a road series win over No. 1 Vanderbilt, its first over a top-ranked team since 1993. Tate went 7-for-12 with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI, six runs scored and two walks in the series. He went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, a walk and 3 RBI in the first game of the series and added three more hits, including a home run and a double, and 3 RBI in the series finale.

Pitcher of the Week: Jonathan Cannon, Georgia

Georgia’s Jonathan Cannon tossed a career-high 7.0 shutout innings with nine strikeouts and no walks to help the Bulldogs clinch an SEC road series over No. 1 Vanderbilt Saturday. He limited the SEC’s top-ranked hitting team, which was second in the nation in slugging percentage, to just five singles in throwing 110 pitches (75 for strikes). In the fifth inning, the Commodores put runners at second and third with one out and Cannon came back with strikeouts of the No. 1 and 2 hitters in the lineup.

Up next, Georgia will host Georgia State in Foley Field on Tuesday, first pitch at 5pm and can be heard on 960TheRef.

Logan Booker

Logan Booker

Logan graduated from the Grady Sports program in the University of Georgia's Grady School of Journalism. He has been with 960 The Ref since 2016. Logan has covered UGA Sports for various local media outlets since 2013, and often serves as backup PA announcer for the UGA softball and volleyball teams.

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