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Florida baseball RHP Luke McNeillie named SEC Freshman of the Week

Florida baseball RHP Luke McNeillie named SEC Freshman of the Week

Florida right-hander Luke McNeillie was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday.

McNeillie started the season as a midweek starter, but he’s since been moved to a full-time role in the bullpen. The first-year righty from Milton, Georgia, has been dominant since that change, hurling 10 scoreless innings over five appearances. McNeillie has struck out 14 batters and walked just four over that stretch.

“It’s grown for sure,” McNeillie said of his confidence over this run on Sunday. “I think the biggest thing is trying to stay myself and trust myself. It’s nice to know the coach that the coaches have trust in me to keep me in during a big moment.”

He pitched in both of Florida’s wins this weekend, holding Mississippi State in check as the Gators mounted comebacks. He went 3 1/3 innings on Sunday after throwing a quiet ninth on Friday.

FLORIDA’S 2024 SEC WEEKLY HONORS

Liam Peterson – Co-Freshman of the Week (Feb. 26)
Jac Caglianone – Co-Pitcher of the Week (March 4)
Brandon Neely – Pitcher of the Week (March 18)
Luke McNeillie – Freshman of the Week (April 1)

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