Short talks about earning SEC honor, other topics

We visited with Wyatt Short this afternoon prior to baseball practice. He stood tall in the MSU series:

 

Here’s the school release on Wyatt Short’s designation as SEC co-pitcher of the week earlier today:

OXFORD – Ole Miss sophomore Wyatt Short has been named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. The left-handed reliever earns the accolade for the first time in career after a stellar weekend against rival Mississippi State.

Short is the third Rebel to earn a weekly award from the conference office this season. Scott Weathersby was named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week, April 13, and Will Golsan collected SEC Freshman of the Week honors, March 23.

Short finished all three games on the mound this weekend for Ole Miss, helping the Rebels capture a season sweep over the Bulldogs for the first time since 2010. The southpaw earned saves in the first two contests before claiming the win in the series finale. He pitched one scoreless inning in each game without allowing a hit, retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced throughout the weekend and striking out four of them.

This season, Short leads Ole Miss relievers with four wins and nine saves. Seven of his nine saves have been in SEC play, which leads the SEC. Along with an ERA of 1.56, Short has struck out 39 hitters over 34.2 innings. He has not allowed a run to score in 17 of his 20 appearances. Opponents are hitting just .214 against him.

 

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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