March 17, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama left-handed pitcher Thomas Burrows was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Burrows made three appearances for the Crimson Tide last week, where he picked up a win and his first career save.
Burrows closed out all three wins for Alabama without allowing a hit or a run, while striking out five of the 12 batters he faced. Along the way, Burrows, who retired 11 of the 12 batters he faced in 3.2 innings, earned first career save and his third win of the season.
The Florence, Ala., native threw a perfect inning against Samford, a team that was hitting .301 entering the game, striking out two of the three batters he faced. On Friday night, he earned his first career save against No. 20 Kentucky, the nation's top-hitting team entering the weekend, when he retired all five batters he faced, with two strikeouts, preserving a shutout of the Wildcats. In his third appearance of the week, he got the win after throwing a scoreless 10th inning against the Cats that included one strikeout.
This season, Burrows leads the team with seven appearances, totaling 11.0 innings. He has not allowed a run, while striking out 12 and has given up just one hit to the 34 batters he's faced. He is holding opponents to a .030 batting average and is 3-0 with one save in 2014.
Burrows and the Crimson Tide will return to the diamond on Tuesday night with the first of two games against the Alcorn State Braves. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT from Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Game two will be Wednesday night with first pitch at 5:05 p.m. CT.
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