Carson Fulmer added a big honor after a blistering regular season on the mound. On Monday, Southeastern Conference pundits named him the league's Pitcher of the Year.
Fulmer led Vanderbilt to a 9-1 record in the opening games of SEC series play. The 'Dores were just 11-9 against conference foes when he didn't pitch. He had a, 11-1 record with a staggeringly low 1.51 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 95.2 innings.
The junior is the third Commodore to win Pitcher of the Year honors in the league. He joins David Price and Grayson Garvin in the SEC's annals. Fulmer also earned a first-team selection to the league's All-Defense team.
He was the only Vanderbilt player to earn a first-team all-league bid. Dansby Swanson, the Commodores' best position player, took a second-team nod at shortstop behind LSU's Alex Bregman. Both players are projected to be top five picks in the upcoming 2015 MLB Draft. Zander Wiel (.325, 11 HRs, 52 RBI) and Rhett Wiseman (.307, 12, 48) were both notable omissions from the SEC's awards.
Three Vanderbilt newcomers earned a spot on the All-Freshman team. Will Toffey, Jeren Kendall, and Kyle Wright all made the 12-man squad.
The entire SEC honors are below:
2015 SEC Baseball Awards
Player of the Year: Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas
Pitcher of the Year: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt
Freshman of the Year: Alex Lange, LSU
Coach of the Year: Paul Mainieri, LSU
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Seth Heck, Mississippi State
Second-Team All-SEC Team
Freshman All-SEC Team
SEC All-Defensive Team
* - Denotes a tie in voting. Ties are not broken.