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Florida’s Kendrick Calilao is the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday.
A native of Kissimmee, Calilao led the Gators to a big series win over in-state rival Miami this past weekend with a .583 average, five extra-base hits and six RBI. He currently has a four-game hitting streak in which he’s 8-for-13 (.615) with a home run, two doubles, a triple and six RBI.
In Saturday’s 9-3 win, Calilao went 2-for-4 and picked up a RBI in three-straight at bats as the Gators rallied from a 3-0 deficit. In the 4-1 victory on Sunday, he celebrated his 19th birthday going 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI to help Florida clinch the series.
On the year, Calilao leads the team through eight games in batting average (.435), hits (10, tied with Brady McConnell), RBI (6), total bases (17), walks (7), slugging percentage (.739) and on-base percentage (.563).
Florida returns to action Tuesday with a contest at Jacksonville (6 p.m. start). On Wednesday, the Gators host UCF at 6 p.m. at McKethan Stadium.
With its 2-3 week, the Gators (5-3) dropped two spots in the latest D1Baseball rankings:
|Rank||Team||Overall Record||Record Last Week||Previous Rank|
|24||Cal State Fullerton||4-2||2-1||25|