BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second time this season, Arkansas senior Kyle Robinson has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, as announced on Monday afternoon by the league office.
Robinson’s recognition marks the third time this season that an Arkansas player has earned one of the weekly accolades from the conference office. Along with Robinson’s first SEC Player of the Week honor earlier in the season, freshman Dominic Ficociello was named SEC Freshman of the Week last week.
Robinson had a big weekend at the plate in Arkansas’ series victory against Mississippi State. The Boca Raton, Fla., native went 5-for-9 with two homers, six RBI and three runs scored. Both homers came in the series opener on Friday night for Robinson’s first multi-homer game as a Razorback. Robinson’s first home run led off the bottom of the fourth, while his second round-tripper was a two-run shot that tied the game in the bottom of the eighth. He finished the series opener with three hits and three runs scored.
Robinson continued his hot hitting in the final two games of the series, hitting a double and driving in a run in the second game and going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks in Sunday’s series finale.
For the season, Robinson is hitting .322 with a team-leading seven homers and 33 RBI. Robinson is also tied for the team lead with 13 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games in 2011.
Arkansas returns to action on Tuesday, traveling to Tulsa, Okla., to face Oral Roberts. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. and the game will be televised by CST.