Hall, Petry Earn SEC Weekly Honors
BIRMINGHAM – Righthanded pitcher Noah Hall and outfielder Ethan Petry of the University of South Carolina baseball team were named the Southeastern Conference’s Pitcher and Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced this afternoon (Monday, March 27). Hall and Petry helped the Gamecocks sweep Missouri this past weekend.
Hall moved to 5-0 on the season by going seven innings and scattering just five hits and a run while walking one and striking out 10. He retired 11 straight Missouri Tigers to end his outing and achieved double-digit strikeouts for the third time in his Carolina career. He allowed just one runner past second base to lower his season ERA to 2.35. Hall is fifth in the SEC in ERA, ninth in strikeouts and first in both wins and innings pitched.
Petry continues his tear in his rookie campaign, homering in each of the wins against Missouri and producing the game-winning hit in a 5-4, 12-inning win on Saturday night against the Tigers. Petry homered in the third inning and added a single in the fifth, but it was his reaching on a strikeout-wild pitch in the ninth that allowed Carolina to come from behind and defeat Missouri, 9-8. Petry homered in the first in the 8-1 win in game one on Saturday. He reached base three times in that game as Carolina secured the series. His biggest game was the finale, where he homered in the eighth to tie the game at four. Then, with the bases loaded in the 12th, his single up the middle gave Carolina its second walk-off win of the weekend. Petry leads Carolina with a .444 batting average and 37 RBI to go along with 12 home runs. In the SEC, Petry is third in batting average, fifth in hits, third in home runs and sixth in RBI.
Hall and Petry each earn their second SEC honor this year. Hall was named the Co-Pitcher of the Week after his outing vs. Penn. Petry has been named the Freshman of the Week the last two weeks of conference play.
In other SEC specialty awards, Vanderbilt’s Parker Noland, LSU’s Dylan Crews and Florida’s Jac Caglianone were named Co-Players of the Week.
Carolina visits Joe Riley Park in Charleston on Tuesday night (March 28) to face The Citadel at 7 p.m.