The SEC announced today that USC lefty Jordan Montgomery has been earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors. Montgomery made his first career SEC start Saturday against Tennessee. He pitched eight innings, allowing only three hits and one run.
The eight innings of work was a career high.
Montgomery also tallied a career high seven strikeouts and did not issue a walk. The only run he allowed was in the first inning. He ended up with a no decision when he left with the game tied at 1-1. The Gamecocks scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to pick up a 2-1 win. The win snapped an eight game win streak for Tennessee.
USC beat the Vols again on Sunday to clinch the series. They have won two straight league series, after dropping the first two. The are 5-7 in SEC play heading into this week.
Montgomery replaced Forrest Koumas in the rotation this week. Koumas is dealing with an arm injury that will keep him off the mound for at least another week.
USC plays The Citadel tomorrow night, travels to Francis Marion Wednesday, then returns home for a series with Mississippi State this weekend.