OXFORD – Ole Miss freshman pitcher Hunter Elliott has been named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week, as announced Monday by the conference office.
The Mississippi native is the first player in the SEC to receive a weekly award in back-to-back weeks this season.
Elliott won his second-consecutive SEC start, shutting down the ninth-ranked LSU Tigers with a single run allowed over 6.2 innings of work. The Mississippi native struck out nine batters in the affair, matching his career-high and the most strikeouts by a Rebel pitcher this season.
The freshman out of Tupelo, scattered four hits and three walks as the Rebels routed LSU 11-1. Over his last two starts, the true freshman has allowed two earned runs over 13.2 frames, striking out 18. The outing helped Ole Miss lock up its first-ever sweep in Baton Rouge.
Elliott earned his first honor just last week after picking up the first SEC win of his career at home against Missouri, matching his career-high strikeout total of nine to become the first Rebel to earn a weekly conference honor this season.