RHP - 6-3 - 245
Weekly Stats: 1-0, 2.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 CG, 9.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, .206 Opp. BA
Season Stats: 4-5, 2.88 ERA, 13 G, 11 GS, 4 CG, 2 SHO, 84.1 IP, 73 H, 37 R, 27 ER, 26 BB, 73 K, .230 Opp. BA
Notes: Senior Zack Godley turned in his third consecutive complete game to lead Tennessee to its first win over Florida in Gainesville since 2007 as the Volunteers defeated the Gators, 4-2, on Sunday at McKethan Stadium.
The Bamberg, S.C., native allowed two runs in the game's first inning before putting eight consecutive zeroes up on the scoreboard. He finished with six strikeouts while yielding seven hits and walking two batters. He got stronger as the game went on, retiring 16 of the final 18 batters he faced. From the fifth inning on, he allowed just two Gators to reach base and neither got past first.
Godley is the first UT pitcher to fire complete games in three consecutive starts since Craig Cobb did it in 2006 with nine-inning efforts at Arkansas and at home against LSU and Florida. Over those three games, Godley has allowed just three earned runs on 19 hits, only three of which have gone for extra bases. He has also struck out 21 batters and walked just six.
Sunday's complete game was his fourth of the season, making him the first pitcher in the SEC to reach that mark this year. By comparison, Tennessee had just four complete games as a team in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons combined. Godley now leads the conference with 84.1 innings pitched this season and ranks fourth with 73 strikeouts