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.