Teams: Baseball: Press
Monday, April 13, 2009
EIGHT SCORELESS RELIEF INNINGS, THREE SAVES EARN
DEGOTI NESCAC PITCHING AWARD
-- Freshman Chris DeGoti (Miami, FL) has been the most used
and most effective Tufts University pitcher this season, and he was
involved in four wins by the team last week. Coming out of the
bullpen, he did not allow a run in eight innings and has been
awarded New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
Pitcher of the Week honors.
After beginning the week with three no-hit innings in a 12-3
non-conference win over UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday, DeGoti picked up
saves in each of the Jumbos' three wins at Colby College on Friday
and Saturday. With the series sweep over the Mules, Tufts (16-15,
7-5 NESCAC East) earned a berth into the upcoming NESCAC Tournament.
The three saves gave DeGoti five for the year, the most in the
After Tufts scored twice with two outs in the top of the ninth of
Friday's game at Colby, DeGoti pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to
preserve the 5-3 Jumbo win. In Saturday's first game (seven
innings), he came on in the fifth with two on and one out and got
the Jumbos out of the inning. He went on to pitch 2.2 innings
allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three. In Saturday's
second game, he got a huge strike out with the bases loaded in the
bottom of the eighth with Tufts leading 10-8. He then finished off
the series with a scoreless ninth.
For the week, DeGoti held opposing batters to a .077 batting
average, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out
nine. Tied for the league lead in appearances with 15, he's 3-0 with
a 1.95 earned run in 28.2 innings pitched. The diminutive righty is
striking out an average of one batter an inning with 29 K's. He's
given up just four extra-base hits (all doubles).
This is the second NESCAC honor of the season for the Jumbos, with
sophomore SS David Leresche (St. Louis, MO/Burroughs) named
Player of the Week on April 13.