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Palm Harbor's Casey Turgeon named SEC Freshman of the Week in baseball


turgeon-thumb.jpgFlorida second baseman Casey Turgeon, a former Dunedin standout, today was named SEC Freshman of the Week for his efforts in the No. 5 Gators' road series victory over No. 6 Kentucky in Lexington this past weekend.

Turgeon hit .400 (4-for-10) as the Gators won two of three in the pivotal series. In Friday night’s series-clinching victory, with the game tied, Turgeon led off the eighth inning with his second triple of the series and scored the winning run on a one-out single by Josh Tobias.

Turgeon matched his career high with three hits (3-for-4) and also added a steal. In Thursday night’s game, he was 1-for-2 with a walk and sacrifice bunt.

This season, Turgeon has started 47 of the team’s 48 games at second base and is batting .277 with 26 runs, 20 walks, 18 RBI, seven doubles, three home runs and two triples. He also has eight stolen bases in 11 attempts.


[Last modified: Monday, May 7, 2012 5:05pm]


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