Bradford Earns SEC Baseball Player of the Week Honor
LSU Sports Interactive
BATON ROUGE -- LSU senior right-hander Jared Bradford, who pitched in all three games of LSU's sweep at No. 16 Kentucky last weekend, was named SEC Pitcher of the Week Monday by the league office.
Bradford earned a win and two saves at Kentucky in helping the Tigers extend their win streak to nine games. Remarkably, Bradford made all three appearances within a 24-hour period as the teams played a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday.
In Game 1, Bradford entered the contest in the ninth inning with the score tied 1-1; he worked two scoreless innings to earn the win as the Tigers posted a 3-1, 10-inning victory. Bradford threw 17 pitches, allowing no hits while recording no walks and one strikeout.
Bradford returned to the mound in Game 2 the same day, pitching the final four innings (46 pitches) to pick up a save in LSU's 12-5 triumph. Bradford blanked the Wildcats -- who entered the series as the SEC's top hitting team with a .325 average -- through four innings, allowing just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
Bradford made his third appearance of the series on Sunday, working the final inning (13 pitches) to earn a save in the Tigers' 9-8 win. He pitched a scoreless frame, allowing one hit with no walks and one strikeout.
Bradford's total numbers for the series included 7.0 innings pitched (76 pitches), a 0.00 ERA, one win, two saves, three hits, no runs, no walks and seven strikeouts. On the season, the senior right-hander is 8-4 with a 3.94 ERA and three saves. In 18 appearances (six starts), he has recorded 15 walks and 58 strikeouts in 64 innings.