From Troy Media Relations:
NEW ORLEANS - Troy senior Tyler Hannah has been named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Hannah had an extra-base hit in all four of Troy's games last week and helped the Trojans clinch a spot in the Sun Belt Tournament.
Hannah hit .412 (7-for-17) with two doubles, two home runs, six RBIs and seven runs scored as the Trojans won their fourth straight Sun Belt Conference series after winning two-of-three games from South Alabama. The Gardendale, Ala., native stole a base and was perfect on 25 fielding opportunities at shortstop.
Playing for the final time at Riddle-Pace Field, Hannah was 3-for-5 with three runs scored, two RBIs and a home run as the Trojans locked up the six seed with an 8-5 victory over South Alabama in the series finale Saturday. He also homered in the second game of the series after doubling in the opener and at Alabama on Tuesday.
Troy entered the bottom of the ninth inning of the opener against South Alabama down 6-5 and needing a win to stay in the hunt for a Sun Belt Tournament spot. Hannah led off the frame drawing a walk which eventually led to a two-run inning to win the game.
Hannah is the second Trojan to earn Sun Belt Player of the Week honors this season after Danny Collins earned the award following Troy's series against Middle Tennessee. Joe Hernandez has earned Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week honors twice this season.
The Trojans open the Sun Belt Tournament against FIU on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bowling Green Ballpark.