Sheffield named SEC, National Pitcher of the Week

Nashville, Tenn. (VUAD)– Jordan Sheffield has been named co-Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week and earned national recognition from Collegiate Baseball after the right-hander twirled his first career shutout and struck out a career-best 14 in a win over No. 18 Kentucky last Friday at Hawkins Field.

The Tullahoma, Tenn. native was outstanding in a dominant victory. Jordan Sheffield was sharp from the start, striking out six of the first 10 Wildcats en route to recording at least one strikeout in all nine innings, including fanning the side in the third. He did not allow any runners to reach third base and only two Wildcats found themselves in scoring position in the entire game. His shutout is the first of the season for any Vanderbilt pitcher and the first shutout since Carson Fulmer blanked Florida last season. Sheffield’s 14-strikeout performance is his third start this season in which he has registered at least 11 strikeouts.

Sheffield picked up SEC and national accolades earlier this season when he struck out 12 over 7.2 scoreless innings against Xavier.

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