South Carolina's Colby Holmes has been named the SEC's Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season.
The sophomore right-hander from Conway had the best start of his career Sunday, coming one out from a complete game, lowering his ERA from 4.17 to 3.70 and holding Arkansas to six hits in a 7-1 USC win. He tied a career high with seven strikeouts while walking one batter in the longest outing for a USC pitcher this season.
After being bumped out of the Saturday starting role after a poor outing last week against Ole Miss, he made the most of Sunday’s chance.
“I knew that I had to come out and throw strikes. It was kind of a mental thing,” Holmes said after the game. “After the first couple of innings, I felt like today’s my day.”
Holmes is 5-2 on the season with 55 strikeouts in 58.1 innings and 14 walks. Opponents are hitting .228 against him.