POSTED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 4:15pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 4:19pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — LSU sophomore right-hander Kevin Gausman was named SEC Pitcher of the Week Monday by the league office.
Gausman fired a career-high 11 strikeouts through eight shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Michigan on Friday night in Alex Box Stadium. He limited the Wolverines to no runs on only two hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts.
Gausman, a product of Centennial, Colo., allowed just a leadoff single in the second inning and a one-out single in the eighth inning as only two Michigan hitters reached base and neither one advanced past first base. He retired 19 batters in a row between the second-inning single and the eighth-inning single.
Gausman is 4-0 this season with a 1.32 ERA in 27.1 innings. He has recorded two walks and 31 strikeouts, and opponents are hitting .198 against him.