May 13, 2013
Nashville, Tenn. -
The Southeastern Conference has named Tony Kemp the Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Vanderbilt's second baseman had an outstanding week at the plate in the Commodores' perfect 4-0 week. The junior posted three multi-hit games to raise his total to a team-best 24 multi-hit games this year. Kemp blistered Kentucky pitching over the weekend in Vandy's ninth series sweep of the year going 8-for-14 (.571) with two doubles and two RBI while scoring four runs. In Saturday's doubleheader he went 6-for-10 leading both games off with a hit. His offensive week raised his season batting average to .404, slugging percentage to .520 and on-base percentage to .492. Kemp is the first Commodore to win two Player of the Week honors in the same season since Dom de la Osa in 2007.
The honor is the second this season for Kemp, who also garnered the accolade on April 29. Kemp is one of three Commodores to earn a weekly award from the SEC this season along with pitchers Philip Pfeifer and Kevin Ziomek, who has also been honored twice this season.
Vanderbilt hosts Belmont Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.