Teams: Baseball: Press
Monday, April 7, 2008
O'DONNELL IS NESCAC BASEBALL'S PITCHER OF THE
WEEK AFTER TWO-HITTER
-- Freshman Pat O'Donnell (Worcester, MA) has emerged as a
talented third starter in the Tufts University baseball team's
pitching rotation. Barely three weeks into his college career, he's
a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Pitcher of
the Week after an outstanding outing at Williams College on Sunday
O'Donnell pitched a nine-inning, complete-game
two-hitter against the Ephs for a 2-1 Tufts victory in Williamstown.
He struck out seven, walked two and gave up one unearned run. The
victory gave the Jumbos (11-6) a double-header sweep of Williams and extended
their winning streak to five games.
O'Donnell retired the first 13 Ephs until sophomore
catcher Chad Brown singled with one out in the fifth. The lone run
was scored in the sixth after junior 3B Barrett Allison got on base
by error to lead off the inning. Pat Barren doubled him home. Only
three Williams batters touched second base all game against
O'Donnell, a 6'0", 155-pound right-hander.
For the season, O'Donnell has a 3-0 record and 0.64
earned run average in five appearances (four starts). He's allowed
21 hits, two earned runs and six walks in 28.1 innings. Only three
of the 21 hits have been for extra bases and he has struck out 14.