Crawford named SEC pitcher of the week

Junior pitcher Jonathon Crawford was named the Southeastern Conference pitcher of the week on Monday for the first time.

Crawford pitched his best game of the season on Saturday as he pitched a complete game, two hitter shutout against Ole Miss in game two of the series.

The win was Crawford’s first of the season, as the junior struck out nine Rebels while going on to record his second career complete game victory of his career.

Saturday’s shutout was the first of the season recorded by the Gators, who followed that up on Sunday by shutting out Ole Miss yet again.

Crawford is the first Gator to be named pitcher of the week since 2011, when Hudson Randall picked up the award.

With the series victory over Ole Miss, Florida improved to 13-16 overall and 4-5 in the SEC, good enough for fourth place currently in the SEC Eastern division.

Softball pitcher Hannah Rodgers was also named SEC pitcher of the week for the second consecutive week after leading the Gators to wins over FSU and a sweep of Ole Miss.

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Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.