Dantzler At The Bat


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Senior first baseman LB Dantzler homered in both the 5-2 and 3-1 victories against Kentucky. He is the team's leading hitter with a .331 average (48-for-145) with 12 homers and 42 RBI. Dantzler ranks among the league leaders in the SEC in many categories including third in home runs (12), third in slugging percentage (.669), fourth in walks (28), fourth in total bases (97), tied for fourth in runs batted in (42), tied for fifth in doubles (11), and ninth in on-base percentage (.444).

Dantzler was named SEC Player of the Week after the Albany series when he went 9-for-13 (.692) at the plate with two doubles, two homers, six runs scored and 10 RBI. He had 17 total bases for the weekend with a .733 on-base percentage as well as a 1.308 slugging percentage. In an 8-3 win, Dantzler tallied a career-high four hits and career-high five RBI with a home run. He followed that up with a 2-for-4 game with three runs and four RBI in the 14-1 win and closed out the weekend 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in the 6-4 victory.

Dantzler is the University of South Carolina's male nominee for the 2012-13 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
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