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Florida Gators' Zack Powers named SEC Freshman of the Week



rsz_zackpowers.jpgFormer Armwood standout Zack Powers was selected as the SEC Freshman of the Week on Mondday after going 4-for-10 (.400) in the Gators' four games last week. All four of his hits were doubles and he scored twice.

Over the weekend, Powers went 3-for-6 (.500) in top-ranked Florida’s first-ever sweep of No. 24 Miami. He had his first career multiple-hit effort in the finale, when he was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

Powers opened the scoring on Sunday with his first career RBI, a second-inning double in a 5-3 win over the Hurricanes. He also doubled and laid down his first career sacrifice bunt on Saturday in a 1-0 victory. In 10 games played, including six starts at third base, Powers is hitting .250 (5-for-20).

No. 1 Florida (10-1) will host Georgia Southern (7-5) Tuesday night at McKethan Stadium.

[Last modified: Monday, March 7, 2011 5:58pm]


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