Thomas Berryhill named Florida Collegiate Baseball League's Pitcher of the Week

Thomas Berryhill named Florida Collegiate Baseball League's Pitcher of the Week
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | by Braves' draftee threw seven-inning complete game one-hitter for DeLand Suns

DeLAND, Fla. - Newberry College's Thomas Berryhill has been named the Florida Collegiate Baseball League's Pitcher of the Week, it was announced today. The Atlanta Braves draftee plays for the league's DeLand Suns, who are coached by former Major League manager Davey Johnson.

This past Saturday, Berryhill threw a complete game shutout (7 innings) for the Suns, while only surrendering one hit, which came in the seventh and final inning. The right-hander was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round of last week's Major League Baseball draft.

Berryhill, a native of Aynor, S.C., was an all-South Atlantic Conference second team selection as well as an all-SAC Tournament member. He has been recognized as one of the top relievers in the conference and the region around after a stellar junior season. He led Newberry in earned run average with a 2.20 ERA, picking up a 3-1 record with 7 saves in 18 appearances this year. He struck out 42 batters in 41.0 innings pitched, allowing only 12 runs and 11 walks in that span. Opposing hitters only managed a .187 average against the fireballer.

He was named the South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week on April 6, and was named to the all-SAC Tournament team after allowing only one run in eight innings against Mars Hill in an elimination game. He was also named the athletic department's Chick-Fil-A Student-Athlete of the Month in April. He was also named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association All-Southeast Region Second Team.