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Keegan Thompson named SEC Freshman of the Week

March 3, 2014

Keegan Thompson earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after pitching Auburn's first one-hitter in 12 years. (Zach Bland photo)

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn freshman pitcher and first baseman Keegan Thompson was named the SEC Freshman of the Week as the league office announced its weekly baseball awards Monday.

Thompson pitched the first one-hitter for Auburn in 12 years with a 3-0 win over Presbyterian on Saturday. It was the first complete-game, solo one-hitter for Auburn since Colby Paxton one-hit Kentucky on March 17, 2002. Thompson allowed only three base runners to reach, one via a bloop hit and the other two coming because of Auburn errors.

Offensively, Thompson was 5-for-12 (.417) during the week with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. He has a five-game hitting streak, dating back to a Feb. 21 contest with Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Through three starts on the mound, the Cullman, Ala., native leads Auburn with a 2-0 record, 0.39 ERA, 19 strikeouts and just two walks in 23.0 innings pitched. He is holding opposing hitters to a paltry .093 average.

Auburn is back in action Tuesday night against Alabama in the annual MAX Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.



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