Missouri baseball picked a few accolades Monday, including Brian Sharp winning the Tigers’ second consecutive SEC freshman of the week award.
Sharp, a freshman utility player and Liberty North graduate, helped Mizzou win four of five games on both the mound and at the plate. He was credited with second save Tuesday, closing out a 2-0 win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and earned the win Friday, pitching the ninth inning before shortstop Ryan Howard’s three-run walk-off home run in a 7-4 victory.
He also added two multi-hit games with two RBIs and three runs scored for the Tigers, who are 11-3 entering a two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday against Alabama A&M at Taylor Stadium in Columbia.
Connor Brumfield won the freshman of the week honor last week for Missouri.
Missouri also announced that sophomore right-hander Tanner Houck would play for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team for a second consecutive summer.
Houck, a preseason All-SEC second-team selection, played for the squad last season and is the first Tigers played invited to play two seasons. He is 2-1 with 1.64 ERA and 24 strikeouts against only four walks in 22 innings this season.