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Tyler Guilfoil named SEC Pitcher of the Week

Guilfoil played a pivotal role in helping Kentucky win a series over No. 1 Tennessee.

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Kentucky Wildcats junior pitcher Tyler Guilfoil has been named the SEC Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Monday.

Guilfoil collected the honor after holding the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers to one hit in six innings of relief in Thursday’s 3-2 win that went 13 innings to open the three-game series.

After winning Game 2 as well, the Wildcats became the first team this season to win a series over the Vols, as well as the first since 2019 to hand them a road SEC series defeat.

With Kentucky needing a hero, Guilfoil came in during the eighth inning and held the nation’s top offense to a single hit until the Cats got a two-out walk-off single from Alonzo Rubalcaba.

A Lexington native who transferred back home after last season following a three-year career at Lipscomb, Guilfoil picked up his first win of the season to go along with a team-high four saves. He has a 1.45 earned run average in 37.1 innings and a 1.01 ERA in 26.2 SEC innings.

Up next, the Bat Cats host UT Martin on Tuesday before traveling to face the South Carolina Gamecocks this weekend.

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