Junior picks up two honors for 13-strikeout, three-hit shutout
Nashville, Tenn. – Kyle Wright has been named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week and one of the National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball for his performance last Friday against No. 12 Florida.
Wright was magnificent in throwing his second consecutive three-hit shutout against the Gators. The right-hander allowed only three base runners in his first shutout of the season, scattering three singles over his nine innings. He retired 10 straight Gators from the first to the fifth inning and responded to a leadoff single in the fifth by retiring the next 12 batters in a row. He struck out at least one batter in every inning en route to a new career-best 13 strikeouts with no walks. Last season, Wright shut out the Gators in Gainesville on three hits with 10 strikeouts.
The weekly honor is the first this season for Wright as he joins teammates Jeren Kendall and Drake Fellows on the list of Commodores honored this season.
Vanderbilt travels to Middle Tennessee tomorrow night to take on the Blue Raiders before going to Georgia this weekend for a three-game series.
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