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Vanderbilt’s Jack Leiter recognized as SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt starting pitcher Jack Leiter has been named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week following his dominant debut, the conference office announced Monday.

The Summit, New Jersey, native did not permit a hit across five scoreless frames Tuesday against South Alabama. His 12 strikeouts were the most for an SEC freshman pitcher in a game this season and were tied for second overall, trailing only Texas A&M’s Asa Lacy (14).

Leiter fanned 12 of his 16 batters faced while allowing just one baserunner. His efforts began a stretch of 27.1 consecutive scoreless innings for Commodore pitching, the longest for a Vanderbilt staff since March 15-19, 2011.

The Commodores are back in action Tuesday against Evansville. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. from Hawkins Field. Tickets are available by calling (615) 322-GOLD or by visiting VUCommodores.com.