South Carolina junior pitcher Adam Hill was named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball. Hill earns a national award after being named SEC Pitcher of the Week last Monday.
Hill, a righty from Anderson, S.C., was dominant for the second week in a row, helping South Carolina to a 3-2 win over Clemson on Friday night. Hill struck out 14 batters in a no-decision, giving up two runs and two hits with two walks.
It was Hill's second consecutive 14-strikeout performance, which ties his career-high and also tied his Founders Park record. Hill struck out seven consecutive batters from the first through third innings. That tied a school record which he shares with Alex Farotto (3/25/2007 vs. Mississippi State) and George Beam (3/4/1972 vs. N.C. State).
On the season, Hill is tied for second in the nation with 34 strikeouts and is fifth in the country in strikeouts per nine innings (1.89).
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Hill and the Gamecocks head to BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., to face Appalachian State Tuesday evening (March 6) with a 6 p.m. first pitch.