Tigers’ Justin Camp named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Following his complete game two-hitter against Tennessee, Auburn senior right-hander Justin Camp was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week the league office announced on Monday.
“Justin [Camp] has had two unbelievable outings in a row and I couldn’t be more proud of him,” Auburn head coach Butch Thompson said after the game on Friday. “I thought he looked even more fresh in the ninth inning than he did at the start of the game. Our guys went out today and played arguably their best SEC game of the season.”
Camp threw his first career complete game and the first shutout by an Auburn pitcher since 2014 on Friday in a 2-0 win over Tennessee. He allowed just two hits, a bloop single in the first and bunt single in the fifth, that sandwiched streaks of retiring 13 and 12 consecutive batters.
The Decatur, Ala. native threw a first pitch strike to 21-of-29 batters he faced on the night and only faced a 3-ball count twice. While posting his fifth quality start of the season, Camp induced 14 ground ball outs and struck out seven including five in the final three innings.
Camp faced the minimum after the first inning as he helped Auburn to its first SEC series win of the season over one of the league’s top offenses. He has now recorded 15 consecutive scoreless innings and has not allowed an earned run in his last 17 innings pitched.
On the season, Camp is 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA in nine starts.
Auburn and Camp are in action next on Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Alabama State at Plainsman Park.