Powers named player of the week

This weekend wasn’t full of offensive power for the Florida Gators baseball team but on Sunday, redshirt sophomore Zack Powers made his own fireworks.

In the series finale against Duke, Powers hit not one but two grand slams and added another RBI on a sacrifice fly to give him 9 RBI to help lead Florida past the Blue Devils, 16-5, on Sunday.

Power’s nine RBI were just two behind Preston Tucker’s school record 11 RBI in one game a feat that Tucker had while also hitting two grand slams against UCF in 2009.

After his performance on Sunday Powers was chosen as one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.

The last Florida player to receive that honor was Mike Zunino, who won the award last seaon.

Danny Collins of Troy and Buck Farmer of Georgia Tech were the recipients of the player of the week award this week.

Florida will be back in action on Tuesday as it heads to Orlando to take on the 2-1 UCF Golden Knights.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.