UK's Machamer named SEC Pitcher of the Week
Kentucky has added another SEC honor to its growing list this season.
Chris Machamer has been named the SEC Pitcher of the Week after playing a key role in each of the Wildcats' three wins last week.
The sophomore right-hander picked up a win and two saves during UK's four-game road trip to Western Carolina and Georgia. He did not allow a run in 5.1 innings of work, extending his scoreless innings streak to 13.1.
Machamer pitched three innings in Friday's series-opening win over No. 18 Georiga. He allowed only one hit and struck out five. Just 24 hours later, he entered an eighth-inning jam with two men on and two outs to protect the Cats' 1-0 lead.
The North Canton, Ohio, product now has six saves on the season.
Kentucky (25-11, 7-8 SEC) returns to action on Tuesday at Louisville. The Cats, who beat the rival Cardinals 8-5 on April 3 in Lexington, will be seeking a season sweep in the Bluegrass State rivalry series.