FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas junior right-handed pitcher Jess Todd was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after his dominating performance against then-No. 9 South Carolina in the SEC Tournament last Thursday.
Todd, a native of Kilgore, Texas, struck out a school and SEC Tournament record 17 batters en route to his ninth win of the season vs. the Gamecocks. He allowed just two singles over eight innings, while lowering his ERA to 2.49.
Todd has not allowed an earned run in his last 12 innings of work, and has allowed just one earned run over his last 21 innings. He is 5-0 over his last six starts with an impressive 0.91 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 49.2 innings of work.
It is Todd’s first national player of the week honor this season. He was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week following his two wins over No. 1 Vanderbilt in late March.
The Razorbacks host Albany in the opening round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at 6:37 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at Baum Stadium. The entire regional will be televised nationally by CSTV. Todd is expected to start in the second or third game of the regional.