Citadel sophomore J.P. Sears has been named the Southern Conference pitcher of the week for his dominant performance against Virginia Tech in the Bulldogs’ baseball season-opener last week.
Sears struck out a career-best 12 of the 19 batters he faced, allowing just two hits and one walk in five innings of a 4-2 victory on Friday.
Sears, from Sumter, was named to the all-SoCon preseason second team. His first weekly pitching award is the 63rd for The Citadel, the most in the SoCon.
The Bulldogs will travel to Winthrop on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. non-conference contest and then return home for a three-game homestand against Siena beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Sears is scheduled to take the mound for the series opener.