Tampa's Panteliodis named SEC Freshman of the Week
Alex Panteliodis, the left-handed pitcher from Alonso High, was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday after two scoreless appearances over 8.1 innings last week.
Panteliodis also had seven strikeouts and one walk. The Gators won all five of their outings, highlighted by a sweep of SEC East rival Tennessee at McKethan Stadium.
Panteliodis held No. 17 Florida State scoreless over 4.1 innings on March 17 in his fifth career start, the longest a Florida pitcher has gone into a game without allowing an earned run against the Seminoles since March 30, 2005. Panteliodis' five strikeouts matched his season total entering the game and the Gators used a bases-loaded single
in the bottom of the ninth from junior Buddy Munroe to earn a 5-4 victory over FSU.
In Sunday's finale against Tennessee, Panteliodis made his first relief
appearance and had four scoreless innings as the Gators overcame a
pair of three-run deficits for a 7-5 victory.
Panteliodis is 2-2 with a 4.44 ERA and has 12 strikeouts.