ATLANTA - Georgia State catcher Scott Sarratt was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after the senior backstop batted .500 last week to lead the Panthers to three wins in four games against Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference foes.
Last week, the Panthers (7-5) knocked off Georgia for the first time since 2001, and then GSU took two of three games from Boston College in a weekend series played at St. Petersburg, Fla.
In GSU's 10-7 victory over Georgia, Sarratt doubled to lead off the second inning and then came around to score the Panthers' first run. In the Panthers' decisive four-run rally in the fifth inning, Sarratt delivered an RBI-single to bring in the first run of the inning and then scored on ChrisTriplett's go-ahead home run. One inning later, he was intentionally walked to load the bases and set up Greg Bowder's two-run single that provided key insurance runs.
On Friday, the Statesboro, Ga., native drove in two runs in Georgia State's 5-4, come-from-behind victory over Boston College. In the sixth inning, his RBI single pulled GSU within 4-2, and then in the seventh, he doubled off the wall to bring home the go-ahead run.
In Sunday's series clinching win over Boston College, after Georgia State moved ahead 3-2, Sarratt contributed a two-out, two-run single that put GSU ahead 5-2 in game the Panthers would eventually win, 7-6.
For the season, Sarratt is batting .444 and leads the CAA with a .531 on-base percentage.