After having arguably his best week of the season, Mississippi State infielder Kamren James was named the SEC Newcomer of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
In four games, James batted .467 and had multi-hit games in all three games against Auburn in the No. 3 Bulldogs’ sweep of the Tigers. He reached base in 10 of 16 plate appearances against Auburn and hit a home run in the first two contests in the series. James leads the Bulldogs in stolen bases with 12, slugging percentage (.538) and is tied for the team lead with seven home runs. His 36 hits on the year is second on the Bulldogs.
He’s the fourth MSU player to win a weekly honor, joining Christian MacLeod and Landon Sims, both of whom won SEC Pitcher of the Week, and Jackson Fristoe, who took home SEC Freshman of the Week honors earlier in the year.
MSU hosts Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a midweek contest before the all-important Super Bulldog Weekend showdown with Ole Miss this weekend.