Ole Miss’ Braden Forsyth Named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week
Rebel Closer Earns Saves in Three Rebel Wins this Week
OXFORD, Miss. — For the third week in a row, an Ole Miss baseball player has been named to the Southeastern Conference weekly awards. Closer Braden Forsyth has earned SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week accolades.
The Coldwater, Miss. native appeared on the mound three times last week for the Rebels, earning a save each time. Forsyth totaled 3.1 innings pitched with no runs allowed on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
Against Southern Miss, the sophomore notched back-to-back strikeouts to seal the 4-3 victory over the Golden Eagles.
Against No. 17 ECU, Forsyth joined with Cael Baker to complete a 3-1 putout that secured the 2-1 win over the Pirates.
On Sunday, Forsyth entered the game against Indiana with runners at the corners and two down in the eighth inning and the Rebels ahead by four runs. He quickly induced a lineout that got Ole Miss out of a tough spot. In the ninth inning, the Hoosiers got one man on board with a one-out single, but Forsyth calmly responded with a ground ball double that ended the game, giving the Rebels a 3-0 sweep in the Keith LeClair Classic — which is also the team’s 10th straight victory.
SEC Week 3 Honors
Player of the Week: Tucker Maxwell, Georgia
Co-Pitcher of the Week: Cole Wilcox, Georgia
Co-Pitcher of the Week: Braden Forsyth, Ole Miss
Freshman of the Week: Peyton Wilson, Alabama
Three in a Row
Forsyth joins Cael Baker (SEC Co-Player of the Week in Week 1) and Doug Nikhazy (SEC Pitcher of the Week in Week 2) as the third Ole Miss player to earn an SEC honor this year. The Rebels are the only team in the conference to earn a weekly honor in all three weeks this season. Forsyth is also the only reliever to earn Pitcher of the Week honors so far this year.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.