KODAK, Tenn. – Freshman right-hander Matt Bradley was named to the 2018 Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.
In an elimination game against Anderson on Saturday afternoon, the Talbott, Tenn. native tossed his first-career complete game throwing 128 pitches, 88 for strikes. He punched out a career-high 11 allowing one earned run on six base hits and one walk.
"It does help a lot," Bradley said. "My first conference game when I was a freshman in high school was here. That helped a lot. I pitched a couple times here so being familiar with the park – that always helps."
For the season, the rookie started four games appearing in nine total going 3-1 with a save and a 2.14 earned run average. He struck out 33 batters in 33 2/3 innings. Since the program joined the Division II Era, Bradley's ERA of 2.14 was the third-best for a C-N hurler behind Mike Mullen's 1.16 in 2011 and Gavin Scroggins tally of 1.59 in 2016 for a pitcher that threw at least 25 innings.
2018 Pilot/Flying J SAC Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team
Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial (MVP)
Kevin Norton, Lincoln Memorial
Seth Hunt, Lincoln Memorial
Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial
Chase Randolph, Lincoln Memorial
Mason Ewers, Lincoln Memorial
Tim Wages, Lincoln Memorial
Jackson Raper, Catawba
Riley Myers, Catawba
Connor Jackson, Catawba
Jacob Nester, Catawba
Tyler Miller, Anderson
Austin Todd, Anderson
Jackson Strange, Anderson
Matt Bradley, Carson-Newman
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