Chris Tate, Trinity University, Pitcher of the Week (Week 9)

Chris Tate, Trinity University, Pitcher of the Week (Week 9)

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 5

Dylan Drgac, Texas Lutheran University
Kaleb Kirk, Centenary College

Week 6 Kalek Kirk, Centenary College
Week 7 Jeremy Rice, Southwestern University
Week 8 Trevor Griffin, Trinity University
Week 9 Chris Tate, Trinity University
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