Peavey Recognized As The Golden Spikes Spotlight Player Of The Week

March 1, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State right-handed pitcher Greg Peavey has been named the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Spotlight Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.

The native of Vancouver, Wash., turned in a phenomenal performance in the final game of a three-game series with Tennessee on Sunday. He 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.

Peavey is the second player this season to earn spotlight honors. The first was UC Irvine's Daniel Bibona last week. Coincidentally, Peavey and Bibona were roommates while playing for the Corvallis Knights in 2007.

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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