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T.J. Collett named SEC Player of the Week

Collett helped Kentucky score a huge road series win over No. 10 ole Miss.

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Kentucky Wildcats first baseman T.J. Collett has been named the SEC Player of the Week.

It’s a well-deserved honor for Collett after he hit game-winning homers in both ends of a doubleheader sweep of No. 10 Ole Miss this past weekend. It was the Wildcats’ first road series win against a top 10 foe since 2015. It was also their first series win in Oxford since 2013.

Collett, who now leads the team with nine home runs and 36 runs batted in, hit a solo homer in the opening game to give the Wildcats a lead they would never relinquish, driving a pitch out to centerfield. In the nightcap, he broke up a scoreless contest with a two-out, three-run shot.

For the week, Collett hit .462 and logged a pair of multi-hit games as part of a stretch where he has recorded a hit in seven of his last eight games.