JSU senior Kalee Tabor has won the award after a big week at the Charleston Southern tournament.
A third baseman and designated player, Tabor recorded a .615 batting average, .750 on-base percentage and a 1.308 slugging percentage as the Gamecocks went 4-1 at the Charleston Southern Tournament. She went 8-for-13 with three home runs, five runs scored and eight RBIs over the five games.
She started the week 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in a win over St. Bonaventure. She was walked five times over the final three games of the tourney, including three times after a three-run home run in a 1-for-1 game against SBU on Saturday.
Tabor hit a two-run shot off CSU starter Cheyenne Gandara in the first inning of the tourney’s championship game after she had allowed just two runs in 19 innings this season to that point. Tabor hit safely in all five games, homered in three and drove in at least one run in four of the five. She was also perfect in the field on seven chances at third base.
It marks the second OVC player of the week in Tabor’s career after she earned the honor after the opening week of the 2013 season.
She is the third Gamecock to earn one of the league’s weekly awards this season after sophomore Cadi Oliver (player of the week) and senior Tiffany Harbin (pitcher of the week) were honored last week.
The Gamecocks will be in action today, when they play a doubleheader at Alabama A&M in Huntsville. The first game will begin at 1 p.m. and will start a week of six in-state games. They will play four games in the Wilson/DeMarini Classic hosted by Auburn beginning Friday afternoon.