Ryan Lawlor Named SEC Pitcher of the Week
Ryan Lawlor has pitched three complete games in SEC action this season.

Ryan Lawlor has pitched three complete games in SEC action this season.

May 5, 2014

ATHENS-------Sophomore Ryan Lawlor, who pitched a complete game three-hitter in a 3-1 win over seventh-ranked South Carolina last Friday, has been named the SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

In game one of a crucial series with the nationally ranked Gamecocks at Foley Field, Lawlor, a 6-0, 176-pound native of Savannah, Ga., tossed a gem. It was his third complete game in his last four starts. He blanked South Carolina for seven innings before allowing a leadoff home run. It would be the only Gamecock to reach second base as he faced just 29 batters (two over the minimum).

Lawlor helped Georgia snap an eight-game skid Friday, and the Bulldogs rode the momentum to their first series win over a top 10 opponent since 2011 and first over South Carolina since 2008. For the year, Lawlor is 4-4 with a 3.31 ERA in 12 starts. Earlier this year, he pitched complete games against Tennessee and at Florida.

Lawlor shared the weekly honor with junior left-hander Ross Mitchell of Mississippi State. Mitchell threw the only complete game shutout on the road in the SEC this year as MSU beat Auburn.

Georgia (23-23-1) returns to action Wednesday when it plays host to Savannah State (19-28) at 6 p.m.

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