USC's Pankake gets national honor after four homer week.
Columbia, SC -
Sophomore shortstop Joey Pankake has been named "Louisville Slugger's" National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and is among three other players to earn the honor. Pankake belted four homers, scored seven runs and knocked in nine runs for the Gamecocks last week over five games as he hit .438 (7-for-16).
For the season, Pankake is hitting .326 (15-for-46) with four homers, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored. He is currently on a seven-game hitting streak.