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Parks Keeps Setting The Pace For SEC Hitters

Odd as the thought seems, the lowest moment of Jarrod Parks' baseball career could very well have been what makes him the highest hitter of this Southeastern Conference season. Odd, indeed, but Parks himself agrees. "I guess it has, because my swing has totally changed since that first surgery. And I guess it's worked out for the better."

Maybe even the best, at least if the Mississippi State senior stays this 2011 pace at the plate. Parks begins May still atop the SEC charts for both his .406 batting average and .530 on-base percentage. For perspective, the second-best hitter in the league this week is Vanderbilt's Aaron Westlake at .382. The Commodore is also second-best in reaching base at .508. For a league-leader, Parks sure...

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