Will Sanders named freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball

TUCSON, Ariz. – Gamecock baseball right-handed pitcher Will Sanders has been named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, the newspaper announced this morning.

Sanders, who also was named to the Freshman All-SEC team, was 6-3 with a 3.54 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 53.1 innings pitched compared to just 11 walks. Sanders pitched eight innings, striking out four in a win over Georgia on April 4 and did not allow a run in six innings of work in a win at LSU on April 17. Sanders had a career high 10 strikeouts in five innings in a win over The Citadel on March 23. He was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on March 1 after back-to-back wins over Clemson (Feb. 27 and 28) and the Co-Freshman of the Week on April 5.

Sanders is the first Gamecock to earn Freshman All-America honors since Brett Kerry did it in 2019.

Sanders and the Gamecocks ended the 2021 season with a 34-23 overall record and a 16-14 mark in SEC play, while hosting the 2021 NCAA Columbia Regional.

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