Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz and golfer Jonathan Randolph were both recognized today in their respective sports.
POMERANZ NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK: After pitching Ole Miss to a 9-0 victory at then-No. 26 Kentucky, Pomeranz was named the Southeastern Conference’s Pitcher of the Week.
Pomeranz, a left-hander from Collierville, Tenn., pitched a masterful six shutout innings, striking out nine while allowing just one hit and two walks.
It was the second time this season Pomeranz was named the SEC’s Pitcher of the Week. He also earned the award after fanning 15 batters against Oakland on Feb. 28.
Pomeranz is second in the SEC with a 1.29 ERA on the season and leads the conference with 49 strikeouts in 29.1 innings. Fellow Ole miss hurler Aaron Barrett is second in the conference with 37 strikeouts in 32 innings.
In addition to Pomeranz, the SEC recognized Auburn junior first baseman Hunter Morris as the conference’s Batter of the Week and South Carolina left-hander Tyler Webb as the SEC’s Freshman of the Week.
Morris led Auburn’s three-game slaughter in Athens, Ga. of Georgia, going 10-for-16 with a double and four — yes, FOUR — home runs. He also collected 14 RBIs.
Webb combined with two other USC pitchers to throw a one-hitter against Tennessee in his first-career start. In 5.2 innings, Webb struck out six while allowing one hit and three walks.
After taking two of three at Kentucky, Ole Miss will travel to Pearl to play Southern Miss on Tuesday before returning home to host the Florida Gators for a three-game series. Ole Miss’ game against the Golden Eagles will take place at Trustmark Park (home to the Mississippi Braves) at 6:30 p.m.
Two of the Rebels’ games — Saturday and Sunday — against Florida will be televised on CSS this weekend.
RANDOLPH NAMED GOLFWEEK’S GOLFER…OF THE WEEK: Ole Miss men’s golfer Jonathan Randolph has been named the Player of the Week after winning the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational this past weekend in Statesboro, Ga.
Per the OleMissSports.com release: The junior leads the SEC with a 70.52 stroke average and moved up to fifth in the latest Golfweek Rankings. In nine tournaments, he has six top-five and eight top-10 finishes. (March 22, 2010)