Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TTU Pitcher Named OVC Player Of The Week

Tennessee Tech's Chason Choate, a left handed pitcher for the Golden Eagle baseball team, has been named OVC player of the week. Choate pitched seven scoreless innings in Saturday's 11-1 victory over Murray State as Tennessee Tech completed the sweep of the Thoroughbreds and claimed its seventh OVC Championship and first since the 1997 season with the victory. The junior allowed just two hits (one each in the first and second innings) and walked only two batters while striking out three. Choate did not allow a Murray State base runner past first base and retired 12 of 14 batters at one point of the game. Although the game was his 17th appearance of the season, it marked only the third start for the lefty who is now 3-and-3 on the season. Tech starts OVC tournament play with a game Thursday in Jackson.