Columbia, SC --- Sophomore shortstop Joey Pankake has been named "Louisville Slugger's" National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and is among three other players to earn the honor.
Pankake was also named SEC Player of the Week after he hit four homers, scored seven runs and knocked in nine runs for the Gamecocks last week over five games as he hit .438 (7-for-16).
For the season, Pankake is hitting .326 (15-for-46) with four homers, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored. He is currently on a seven-game hitting streak.
Pankake is the second Gamecock player this year to earn SEC Player of the Week honors. LB Dantzler was an honoree by the conference on Feb. 25.