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April 4, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina freshman right-handed pitcher Braden Webb has been named SEC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week. Webb struck out 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and limited third ranked Vanderbilt to just two hits in a 4-0 win on Friday night.

Fresh off 14 strikeouts vs. Ole Miss last week, Webb was masterful again on the mound not allowing a hit until a two-out double in the sixth inning and just two in the contest. Webb’s eight innings tied a season-high for innings pitched that he set last week at Ole Miss. He has allowed just six hits and has struck out 25 batters in the last two outings. For the season, Webb is 6-1 with a 1.70 ERA. He has allowed 13 runs, eight earned, on 20 hits in 42.1 innings with 53 strikeouts. Opponents are batting .137 against him. Webb ranks second in the SEC in opponents batting average, tied for second in wins, fourth in ERA, tied for sixth in strikeouts and tied for 10th in innings pitched.

Webb’s recognition is the sixth time this season a Gamecock has earned a weekly honor from the SEC and his second honor of the year from the conference. John Jones was SEC Co-Player of the Week on February 29 and SEC Player of the Week on March 21, Clarke Schmidt earned SEC Pitcher of the Week on March 7 and Adam Hill was SEC Freshman of the Week on March 14.