UF’s Scott named SEC Freshman of Week

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Florida pitcher Christian Scott throws against Florida State at McKethan Stadium earlier last month. The Gators beat the Seminoles 20-7. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Christian Scott is the SEC Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday. It’s the third time this season a UF player has earned the honor and the first by Scott.

Scott, a native of Parkland, Fla., was lights out over two appearances last week. The right-hander limited hitters to a .077 batting average against over eight innings with only one unearned run allowed while striking out 10. He earned the win out of the bullpen against No. 21 Florida State on Tuesday and again Saturday against Alabama.

On Tuesday vs. FSU, Scott took the mound trailing 2-1 and held the Seminoles scoreless the final 3.1 innings to allow the Gators comeback win. On Saturday vs. Alabama, he took over with a 5-1 lead and pitched 4.2 innings with only one hit allowed and an unearned run.

For the season, Scott has a 1.71 earned run average over nine appearances (21 innings) with 22 strikeouts and just five walks.

Florida hosts Florida A&M on Tuesday at 6 p.m. This weekend, the Gators travel to Oxford, Miss., for a three-game series at Ole Miss.

The Gators moved up several spots to No. 21 in the latest Top 25.

D1Baseball editors Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers determine the Top 25 rankings. Records are through games of March 31.

Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 UCLA 20-5 3-1 1
2 Stanford 18-3 3-0 3
3 NC State 27-2 4-1 5
4 Georgia 23-5 2-2 4
5 Vanderbilt 22-6 3-1 6
6 Oregon State 19-5-1 3-1 7
7 Arizona State 25-1 3-0 9
8 Mississippi State 24-5 2-2 2
9 Texas A&M 23-6-1 2-1 10
10 Louisville 22-6 4-0 11
11 East Carolina 21-6 3-0 14
12 Texas 20-11 3-1 13
13 LSU 19-9 2-2 17
14 Arkansas 22-6 2-2 8
15 Auburn 22-6 2-2 15
16 North Carolina 22-7 4-0 16
17 Texas Tech 18-7 3-1 18
18 Ole Miss 20-9 3-1 24
19 Coastal Carolina 20-8-1 2-3 12
20 UC Irvine 18-5 3-1 21
21 Florida 20-10 4-0 23
22 Connecticut 17-9 4-1 NR
23 Clemson 22-6 4-0 NR
24 Oklahoma State 18-8 3-1 NR
25 TCU 17-9 2-2 19
Dropped Out
Florida State 18-9 1-3 20
Oklahoma 22-7 1-3 22
Illinois 17-8 0-4 25