Chris Young Selected SEC Pitcher of the Week

STARKVILLE, Miss. - A year to the day (May 20) after being named MVP of the 2001 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament, Bulldog junior pitcher Chris Young of Stow, Ohio, has nabbed another honor from the league - SEC Pitcher of the Week.

Young (5-1, 3.65) earned the honor after picking up the win in a 10-5 SEC Tournament berth-clinching Bulldog victory over Mississippi in Sunday's regular-season series finale. The win nailed down the Bulldogs' 16th consecutive berth in the league tournament.

In his first career SEC start and first start at Dudy Noble Field, the Bulldog right-hander blanked the 16th-ranked Rebels over the first five innings and allowed one earned run in a sterling 7-2/3 inning mound stint. It was the third career win in as many decisions against Mississippi for Young, who walked two and struck out four.

The victory completed a season-first SEC series sweep for defending SEC Tournament champ Mississippi State (33-22-1). The Bulldogs take on seventh-ranked and second-seeded Alabama (44-12) Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the eight-team, double-elimination SEC Tournament.


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