Monday, April 14, 2008

More Honors for Lynn

(UMAA)OXFORD, Miss. – Junior right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week for his performance against LSU over the weekend, the league office announced on Monday.

It is the second SEC Pitcher of the Week honor for Lynn this season.

Lynn improved to 5-0 on the season as he helped lead the Rebels to a 2-1 victory over LSU in the first game of a three-game set this past weekend. He also worked a season-long 8.0 innings in the appearance.

The junior tied a career-high with 12 strikeouts against the Tigers, matching the mark he set last season in a complete-game shutout of then No. 4 South Carolina. Lynn allowed only one run on two hits as he did not walk a batter in the outing. After giving up the only run of the game in the third inning, only one batter reached base on a fielding error before Lynn retired the next 15 batters before leaving the game after the eighth inning