Louisville Slugger tabs Bri Ellis player of the week

Auburn sophomore Bri Ellis’ amazing week caught the attention of the SEC’s front office as she was named the conference’s player of the week after batting .714 with seven multi-base hits and four home runs.

Her efforts went beyond the SEC, as she has been named National Player of the Week by Louisville Slugger and the NFCA. Ellis posted amazing numbers in Auburn’s 6-0 week which moved them to a 15-1 record heading into this week’s action.

Leading the the 19th-ranked Tigers to six wins, including a sweep of the Plainsman Invite, Ellis hit .714 (10-for-14) with seven extra-base hits and a 1.786 slugging percentage. The sophomore registered three doubles, four home runs, 11 RBI and seven runs scored. Ellis also drew four walks and posted a .788 slugging percentage. The Houston, Texas native knocked in a season-high four runs against Brown and added three more RBI versus Merrimack.

Ellis becomes the first Auburn hitter to receive the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I player of the week honor, and the first player since Emily Carosone in 2015 to win a national player of the week award. Maddie Penta won the pitcher of the week award last March.

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire