COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M junior John Doxakis was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive year.
The left-hander set a record Thursday by pitching 8.0 hitless innings in a 1-0 loss to Ole Miss, the longest hitless outing in the history of the SEC Tournament. Doxakis scattered four walks and hit a batter while striking out 10 before handing the ball to the bullpen, which allowed the Rebels’ first hit and the game’s lone run in the ninth inning.
In his last two outings in Hoover, Doxakis worked a combined 15.1 innings of two-hit ball, allowing one run with four walks and 20 strikeouts.
Doxakis was the talk of the 2018 tournament when he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Auburn as he outdueled MLB No. 1 overall draft pick Casey Mize. He finished the game allowing one run on two hits and two hit batsmen while striking out 10 in 7.1 innings.
This season, Doxakis is 7-3 with a 1.84 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 97.2 innings. He is holding opponents to a .207 batting average.
For his career, the southpaw is 19-11 with a 2.92 ERA and .215 opponent batting average. His 249 strikeouts ranks 10th on Texas A&M’s career list.
Freshman Chris Weber was an All-Tournament Team snub, not earning a spot despite allowing just one hit in 7.1 scoreless innings in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Georgia. He held the tournament record for longest hitless stretch to start a game for a day before relinquishing the honor to Doxakis.
2019 SEC All-Tournament Team
P: John Doxakis, Texas A&M
P: Parker Caracci, Ole Miss
C: Saul Garza, LSU
DH: Matt Goodheart, Arkansas
1B: Tanner Allen, Mississippi State
2B: Brandt Broussard, LSU
3B: Edouard Julien, Auburn
SS: Josh Smith, LSU
OF: JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt
OF: Thomas Dillard, Ole Miss
OF: Pat DeMarco, Vanderbilt
Most Valuable Player: JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt