Tennessee baseball player Jeff Lockwood has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The Knoxville, Tenn., native and former standout at Halls High School logged a pair of saves at Florida last weekend as the Volunteers made up ground in the conference standings and earned a berth in this week’s SEC Tournament.
Lockwood started all three games last weekend as UT’s designated hitter, but his arm on the mound was most crucial to the series victory. The true freshman logged saves in both of UT’s wins, including 2 2/3 innings of no-hit action during Saturday’s series-clinching triumph.
His series pitching stats included a 2.25 ERA in four innings, with one hit, one earned run, three walks and seven strikeouts. The Gators hit just .083 against him.
In addition to notching his seventh and eighth saves of the season, Lockwood also collected three hits and an RBI at the plate.
On the year, Lockwood is hitting .306 with a 3.20 ERA. In SEC play, his batting average sits at a solid .320.
This week's honor is the fourth SEC weekly award garnered by the Vols this season. James Adkins was selected as the Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 26 and April 30, and Lockwood was tabbed as the Freshman of the Week on March 26.
The Volunteers have now garnered 11 SEC Player, Pitcher or Freshman of the Week awards since 2005.
Story Courtesy: UT Sports Information