Baseball: Price, Vanderbilt get honors

Nashville, Tenn. —For the second time in three weeks, sophomore pitcher David Price has been named one of Collegiate Baseball's National Pitchers of the Week.

Price pitched the game of his young career, throwing a complete game one-hit shutout in Vanderbilt's 2-0 win over Auburn last Friday night. The lone hit was by the second batter of the game and after that he did not allow a hit or a base runner past first base the rest of the contest. The Murfreesboro product struck out 11 and walked two while throwing 109 pitches. It was his first career complete game and his third straight victorious start to improve to 3-2 on the year. He leads the SEC with 65 strikeouts to only 13 walks in 41.1 innings this season. The southpaw is 2-0 in two conference starts with 21 strikeouts and four walks in 16 innings and has allowed just six hits (.107 opponents batting average).

He shared the national award with Eastern Kentucky's Chris Friedrich who threw the fifth no-hitter in school history as he led the Colonels to a seven inning, 1-0 victory over Morehead State. He struck out 10 and walked one.

Price also picked up the SEC Pitcher of the Week award for the second time in three weeks.

Collegiate Baseball also recognized the Commodores recent run of 11 wins in 12 games by ranking them 17th in this week's poll. It is the first time VU has cracked the Top 25 this season. Vanderbilt is 17-7 overall and in a tie with South Carolina for first place in the SEC East with a 5-1 league mark.

VU starts a five-game road swing tomorrow against Western Kentucky at 6 p.m. They will then close out the weekend with a three-game series at Florida.

Collegiate Baseball Top 30

1. Florida State (25-2)
2. Mississippi State (19-1)
3. Nebraska (17-3)
4. Georgia Tech (20-4)
5. South Carolina (22-3)
6. Cal State Fullerton (20-7)
7. Rice (20-8)
8. North Carolina (20-5)
9. Clemson (16-6)
10. Texas (19-10)
11. Miami (23-7)
12. Arizona State (21-7)
13. Wichita State (21-5)
14. Virginia (22-5)
15. Louisiana State (19-7)
16. Alabama (19-8)
17. Vanderbilt (17-7)
18. Oregon State (15-7)
19. Georgia (17-5)
20. Arkansas (20-5)
21. Kentucky (20-5)
22. Tennessee (17-7)
23. Oklahoma (20-6)
24. Baylor (16-8)
25. James Madison (19-5)
26. Winthrop (21-5)
27. Old Dominion (25-3)
28. Washington State (20-6)
29. Missouri (15-8)
30. Tulane (17-9)


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