Gators reliever Blake Purnell. Photo courtesy: Floridagators.com

Purnell is SEC Freshman of the Week

Gators Baseball beat the No.2 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks Sunday, winning the series 2-1. So, with upsets come rewards.

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Freshman pitcher Blake Purnell is reaping such benefits. Notably, he has been named co-Freshman of the Week in the SEC. Furthermore, he is sharing this title with LSU pitcher Josh Pearson.

Purnell’s Big Week

The redshirt freshman played in all four games since Monday. Crucially, this included a 1-0 record, a save and an ERA of 1.29 across seven innings pitched. Critically, this is the first time a Palm Beach resident has been named freshman of the week.

In the series v. Arkansas, he allowed five hits and no walks were allowed. After earning the save in  3 1/3 innings in game two as well as tying the series. In game three, he got the win by pitching 1.2 perfect innings to finish off the series.

The Gator pitcher has 19 appearances and has a .207 ERA on the season

About williamhoutenbr

William is a Senior at UF studying Journalism, specializing in sports media. William Plays on the UF club Table Tennis team and plays golf in his free time. He also enjoys cheering on the Orange and Blue in every sport. Born Miami, William Grew up with all the major sports teams. His favorite teams are the Boston Rex Sox and the Florida Panthers. He enjoys spending most of his time with his family and working on his table tennis podcast titled Slamming Into The Table

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