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Dyson, Ebert earns weekly honors

Sam Dyson was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday, while first baseman Nick Ebert was named one of Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week.

Dyson became the second Gamecock this season to earn a weekly award from the SEC. He pitched his second career complete-game in USC's Game 1 win over Georgia on Thursday, striking out a career-high 13 and allowing two runs on four hits. The Tampa, Fla., sophomore is 8-4 on the season and has struck out 81 batters in 88 innings.

Dyson joins Jackie Bradley Jr. as a weekly award-winner, after Bradley shared Freshman of the Week honors two weeks ago.

Mississippi catcher Kyle Henson captured this week's Player of the Week award, while Zach Osbourne was named Freshman of the Week.

Ebert was one of five Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week.

He went 5-for-8 in the three-game sweep of Georgia. Four of those hits against the Bulldogs were home runs; he also drove in 10 runs. He also drove in runs in both of the wins over USC Upstate and carries a five-game streak of driving in runs into the SEC Tournament.

Ebert was joined on this week's Louisville Slugger list by New Mexico’s Brian Cavazos-Galvez, Northwestern State’s Chase Lyles, Kennesaw State’s Kyle Heckathorn and Arizona State’s Mike Leake.

South Carolina begins the 2009 SEC Tournament at Regions Park on Wednesday against fourth-seeded Alabama at 9:30 p.m.