Wednesday April 1, 2009
ATHENS-----Georgia junior first baseman Rich Poythress has been named a College Baseball Insider Southeast Region Co-Player of the Week, and he has also been named to the College Baseball Foundation’s National All-Star Lineup, it was announced Wednesday.
Poythress hit .615 (8-for-13) with five home runs and 12 RBI in four games last week against Wright State and Tennessee. He had his first career multi-home run game along with two doubles and two walks for a career-high 12 total bases Friday against the Vols. He followed that with another two-home run game on Saturday and tied his career high with five RBI. In his first nine plate appearances against Tennessee, Poythress was 6-for-6 with four home runs, two doubles and three walks.
The Grovetown, Ga., native is now ranked in the top three in the SEC in nine offensive categories including first in batting average (.447), on-base percentage (.556) and RBI (47); second in slugging percentage (.936), runs (37), home runs (13) and total bases (88); and third in hits (42) and walks (22).
Poythress was also named SEC Player of the Week, a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and the NCBWA National Hitter of the Week.