BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama catcher Sam Praytor was selected as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The award is the first of Praytor’s career and the first for the Crimson Tide this season.
Praytor becomes the first Crimson Tide player to earn the recognition since Sam Finnerty was named SEC Player of the Week on April 8, 2019. The weekly honor is also the Tide’s first since last season when Peyton Wilson was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on March 2.
Player of the Week
- Led Alabama’s power surge during the week, homering in three of the Tide’s four games
- Batted .429 (6-14) with three homers, six RBI, four runs, two walks and a pair of hit-by-pitch
- Recorded at least one hit in all four games, finishing with six total hits
- Contributed at least one RBI all four games and at least one run in three of the four contests
- Paced UA in home runs and slugging percentage (1.071) while tying for the team lead in RBI with six
- Homered twice against Auburn, his first coming on Thursday night in the bottom of the eighth to tie things up and give the Tide a chance for the win in extras
- Praytor’s second home run came in the series finale, with his solo shot capping a three-run seventh that tied the game and shifted momentum in the Tide’s favor for the eventual series-clinching win in the ninth
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