September 2, 2014

USC catcher named SEC Freshman of the Week

Grayson Greiner earns SEC weekly honor (file photo)

USC catcher Grayson Greiner has been named SEC Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon. Greiner had a key solo home run that jumpstarted a four-run rally in the bottom of the eighth as the Gamecocks came from behind to defeat MSU 7-6. Greiner collected three hits over the weekend with a pair of doubles and the home run. He also scored two runs. He also had a grand slam in the 8-0 win over The Citadel on Tuesday night.

Greiner has reached base 10 consecutive games. He has raised his batting average to .240 (23-for-96) with four homers and 17 RBI. In the last nine games played, Greiner is hitting .304 (7-for-23) with four runs and five RBI. Six of his seven hits were extra base hits (four doubles, two homers).

USC is at home against the College of Charleston Tuesday night.