Brown named SEC Pitcher of the Week
For the second time this season, University of Georgia junior Brooks Brown has been named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Brown, a 6-3, 205-pound native of Portal, Ga., tossed a three-hit shutout with a career-high 14 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Tennessee last Saturday at Foley Field. It was the first Bulldog complete game SEC shutout in 11 years. Also, Tennessee saw its league's longest active baseball scoring streak end at 114 games.
Brown allowed just three hits, all singles, and two walks. For Brown, it was his first complete game and shutout of his career. Earlier this season, Brown was honored by the league after recording a 1-0 win over then eighth-ranked San Diego.
For the year, Brown is 4-3 with a 3.84 ERA. Brown is the first Bulldog in school history to earn the award twice in the same season. The SEC began naming a player of the week in 1985 and in 1987, the SEC started awarding a player and a pitcher of the week.
Georgia returns to action Tuesday when it plays host to Western Carolina. As part of Fan Appreciation Night, it will be free admission. First pitch at Foley Field is slated for 6 p.m.