Mason Hazelwood Named to 2022 SEC Community Service Team
Kentucky senior pitcher Mason Hazelwood has been named to the 2022 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the league announced Wednesday. Previously, Hazelwood was named the 2022 Brad Davis Community Service Award winner.
Hazelwood returned this season in remarkable fashion, pitching in his first game just 10 months after undergoing surgery to repair an elbow ligament in his pitching arm, which earned him the school’s Blue Heart Award for perseverance in his recovery. He has gone 2-2 with a 4.85 earned run average in 10 outings and has been moved into a starting role after injuries decimated the pitching staff.
For his career, he is 10-8 with a 3.77 ERA and currently ranks third on the school’s career list for fewest hits allowed per nine innings.
Hazelwood has been active in the community and served as a student teacher at a local elementary school during Fall 2021, completing his work in December. He graduated in December with a degree in Elementary Education and is working on his graduate certificate in Positive Youth Development.