March 11, 2013
For the second straight week Kevin Ziomek has been named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Ziomek tossed his second consecutive complete game with a dominant outing at #15 Oregon on Friday. The left-hander surrendered just one run on two hits while striking out 13 and walking only one in the Commodores' 4-1 win. Over his last two starts the junior has pitched two complete games allowing one run on three hits with 28 strikeouts. He is the first Commodore since Sonny Gray in 2010 to win the award twice in a season and the first SEC pitcher since Vanderbilt's David Price won the weekly accolade three straight weeks in 2006. In his first four starts this season, Ziomek is 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 31 innings.
Fellow junior Spencer Navin has been named to the watch list for the Johnny Bench Award. The award is annually given to the top catcher in Division I. Navin is hitting .327 with seven RBI in 16 games this season.
Vanderbilt returns to the field Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Hawkins Field to host Buffalo. The Dores travel to Auburn to open SEC play this weekend.