USC sophomore shortstop Joey Pankake is the SEC Player of the Week. This isn’t exactly earth shattering news to anyone who has tracked Pankake’s numbers the past few games. In five games last week Pankake hit .438 with four home runs, nine RBI and seven runs.
Pankake’s solo homer Sunday was the only Gamecock run in a 1-0 win over Rider. He also homered in the Saturday win over Rider and in both of the wins against Ball State in the midweek games.
Pankake is hitting .326 this season with four homers, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored.
Pankake currently has a seven game hitting streak and was also named one of Louisville Slugger’s National Players of the Week.