Greg Peavey Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week

March 1, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State right-handed pitcher Greg Peavey has been honored as the Pacific-10 Conference's Pitcher of the Week, commissioner Larry Scott announced on Monday.

It is the second honor of the day for Peavey, who was earlier named USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Spotlight Player of the Week.

The awards stem from a phenomenal performance in the final game of a three-game series with Tennessee on Sunday. Peavey threw his first career complete-game shutout, holding Tennessee to just three hits in Oregon State's 1-0 series clinching victory.

The right-hander needed just 108 pitches to throw the complete game, of which 76 were strikes. He struck out a career-best nine, and walked one batter and hit another in addition to the three hits. However, no Tennessee runner got past second base in Oregon State's victory.

The win improved Peavey's record to 1-0 this season. It dropped his earned run average to 0.64 from 3.60, and opponents are now batting .149 against him. He has given up just one earned run and seven hits in 14 innings of work this season.

The Pitcher of the Week honor is the first of Peavey's career and the 59th all-time for Oregon State.

Oregon State next plays UC Riverside Thursday in Surprise, Ariz. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT. Catch the game live on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com).

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