Sanabria, a junior from Longwood, Fla. pitched in three of the four Gator games this week and gave up just one earned run and two hits in 3.2 innings of action. The most important outing of Sanabria's career came Sunday as he picked up the first save of his career throwing the final 1.2 innings against FSU. Sanabria came into the game with one out in the eighth and struck out the final two batters in the inning and then retired the side in the ninth in order. On the week Sanabria walked just one and struck out seven.
On the season Sanabria has not recorded a decision in a team-leading eight outings but the lefthander has thrown 8.1 innings and has five walks and 16 strikeouts. He also holds opposing hitter to a .250 batting average.
Sanabria becomes Florida's 15th SEC Pitcher of the Week honoree and the third in the past two seasons.
Florida plays five games this week as they host Pace March 11-12 at McKethan Stadium before opening league play. The Gators will travel to Baton Rouge, La. to play LSU March 14-16.
Alabama outfielder Beau Hearod was named SEC Player of the Week.