Tuesday Feb. 17, 2009
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State’s Shannon Wilkerson was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Player-of-the-Week Tuesday afternoon, according to an announcement from the league office.
A junior outfielder from Dacula, Ga., Wilkerson is off to a record-setting pace through the first 13 games of the 2009 season. In six games last week, Wilkerson hit .714 with a 1.571 slugging percentage, collecting three home runs and 15 RBI. He had multiple hits in all six games, including three games with three hits each.
Wilkerson logged three doubles and three triples on the week, as nine of his 12 hits went for extra bases. He jacked home runs against Paine and twice against Shippensburg, and struck out only once in 21 at-bats. For the season, Wilkerson leads the PBC with a 1.149 slugging percentage, 21 runs scored, six home runs and 27 RBI.