From the league office: Alabama baseball senior starter Sam Finnerty was selected as the SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week.
Finnerty recorded his first career complete game shutout on Friday to open the series with the Gamecocks. The right-hander did not issue a walk and struck out five, using only 79 pitches for his team-leading fifth win of the year. Finnerty retired 18 of his 27 outs using three pitches or less and reached a three-ball count only once on the night. The start was highlighted by a stretch in the middle innings that saw him sit down 16 straight.
The complete game shutout was the Crimson Tide’s first since May 18, 2018, when then-senior Jake Walters blanked fourth-ranked Ole Miss on Senior Night. Walters went on to win SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week following his effort against the Rebels, the Tide’s last weekly honor from the league.