Wyatt Short Earns All-SEC Accolades
Southpaw Wyatt Short
May 18, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Ole Miss baseball sophomore Wyatt Short was recognized by the coaches of the Southeastern Conference for his superb pitching out of the bullpen as he was named Second Team All-SEC, the league office announced Monday, May 18. Two all-conference teams, an all-freshman team, and an all-defense team were selected in a vote by the SEC's 14 head coaches.

The Southaven, Mississippi native has been a shutdown reliever out of the Ole Miss bullpen all season long. In 21 appearances, Short has a 4-1 record, 10 saves, an impressive 1.49 ERA, 41 strikeouts, only 12 walks and just six earned runs over 36.1 innings. His win total and number of saves are team highs out of Rebel relievers as he had held opposing hitters to a .206 average at the plate. Out of his 10 saves throughout the 2015 campaign, eight of them have occurred in SEC play, which is a conference best. At one point this season, March 1 through April 18, Short surrendered just one run over 21.2 innings spanning 12 appearances.

Short has not allowed a run in 18 of his 21 appearances. In his last five outings, the southpaw has factored into the decision, recording four saves and one win. He collected two saves and a victory to help Ole Miss sweep rival Mississippi State, May 7-9. For his stellar weekend, Short was named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week. Short's 10 saves in 2015 are tied for fifth-most in a single season in Ole Miss history. With 13 career saves, the sophomore is already tied with Skipper Wright for sixth in the program's record book.

Short and the rest of the Ole Miss baseball team will head to Hoover, Alabama for the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Ole Miss will be the No. 6 seed at the tournament and play in the single-elimination first round on Tuesday, May 19. The Rebels' opponent will be the No. 11 seeded Alabama Crimson Tide. First pitch is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. CT.



2015 SEC Baseball Awards

Player of the Year: Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas

Pitcher of the Year: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt

Freshman of the Year: Alex Lange, LSU

Coach of the Year: Paul Mainieri, LSU

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Seth Heck, Mississippi State

First-Team All-SEC

C: Kade Scivicque, LSU

1B: Kyle Martin, South Carolina

2B: JaVon Shelby, Kentucky

3B: Conner Hale, LSU

SS: Alex Bregman, LSU

OF: Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas

OF: Andrew Stevenson, LSU

OF: Christin Stewart, Tennessee

DH/UT: Mitchell Nau, Texas A&M

SP: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt

SP: Alex Lange, LSU

RP: Zach Jackson, Arkansas

Second-Team All-SEC Team

C: Mike Rivera, Florida

1B: Chris Chinea, LSU

2B: Max Schrock, South Carolina

3B: Josh Tobias, Florida

SS: Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt

OF: Kyle Barrett, Kentucky

OF: Nick Banks, Texas A&M

OF: Logan Taylor, Texas A&M

DH/UT: JJ Schwarz, Florida

SP: Grayson Long, Texas A&M

SP: Cole Lipscomb, Auburn

*RP: Breckin Williams, Missouri

*RP: Wyatt Short, Ole Miss

Freshman All-SEC Team

C: Mike Rivera, Florida

1B: Evan White, Kentucky

2B: Dalton Guthrie, Florida

3B: Will Toffey, Vanderbilt

SS: Ryan Gridley, Mississippi State

OF: Keegan McGovern, Georgia

OF: Trey Harris, Missouri

OF: Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt

DH/UT: JJ Schwarz, Florida

SP: Tanner Houck, Missouri

SP: Keaton McKinney, Arkansas

RP: Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt

SEC All-Defensive Team

C: Kade Scivicque, LSU

1B: Evan White, Kentucky

2B: Kyle Overstreet, Alabama

3B: Bobby Wernes, Arkansas

SS: Alex Bregman, LSU

OF: Andrew Stevenson, LSU

OF: Mark Laird, LSU

OF: Buddy Reed, Florida

P: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt




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