CHRIS TATE OF TRINITY UNIVERSITY, a senior pitcher from Chandler, Ariz., has been named the SCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played through Sunday, April 2nd.
Tate picked up a win and a save to pace Trinity to a 3-1 overall record last week, capped by the Tigers taking two out of three in the weekend series against sixth-ranked Centenary.
Tate did not allow an earned run in 6.1 innings of work, giving up just one hit and an unearned run, and striking out 13 batters overall. He held the opposition to a .056 batting average.
Tate began the week by throwing 2.1 innings of relief in a non-conference 3-2 win over Texas Lutheran. He struck out five batters and allowed just one unearned run to earn the victory. In Friday's series opener against #6 Centenary, Tate picked up the save by holding the Gents hitless over the final four innings of the game. After issuing a leadoff walk in the seventh, Tate promptly struck out the final eight batters he faced to finish the game, and seal Trinity's 2-0 victory.
For the season, Tate holds a 2-2 record with three saves, posting a 2.83 ERA in 28.2 innings of work. He has allowed just nine earned runs, and leads the Tigers with 45 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting a paltry .109 against Tate this year, as he has yielded just 10 total hits in 92 at-bats.
Other outstanding performances in the SCAC:
Senior pitcher Jacob Kendra of Southwestern University had three strong relief appearances last week, working five innings out of the bullpen, while striking out nine batters and yielding just one run. Sophomore pitcher Nathan Malinovsky of Texas Lutheran University pitched nine shutout innings last week, striking out 12 and walking three during the week. He allowing just one run and four hits through his two appearances.
|SCAC Baseball Pitchers-of-the-Week|
|Week 1||Ryan Hammonds, University of Dallas|
|Week 2||Kaleb Kirk, Centenary College
|Week 3||Josh Lewis, Austin College|
|Week 4||Chris Tate, Trinity University
|Week 6||Kalek Kirk, Centenary College|
|Week 7||Jeremy Rice, Southwestern University
|Week 8||Trevor Griffin, Trinity University
|Week 9||Chris Tate, Trinity University