BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – After posting a 1.077 slugging percentage during a three-game sweep of the nation’s unanimous No. 1 team, Mississippi State’s Tanner Allen has been named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.
Along with batting .538 (7-for-13) on the weekend with five runs scored, one double, two home runs and six RBIs, Allen had an on-base percentage of .571 against No. 1 Florida.
With the sweep, State became the first team since April 1-3, 2016 to complete a three-game sweep of a No. 1 team.
A native of Theodore, Ala., Allen entered the weekend with just one home run on the year and went on to triple his total with one on Thursday and one on Friday. He went 2-for-4 on Thursday, 3-for-5 on Friday and 2-for-4 on Saturday, along with tallying an RBI in each game during the week.
Allen is the first Diamond Dawg to be named SEC Freshman of the Week since Jake Mangum in 2016 (April 11). Allen is also the eighth Bulldog to receive the honor since it was established in 2006.
Next up for State is a date with LSU on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. CT in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. The game will be nationally-televised on SEC Network.