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February 23, 2009

Choate named GLVC Pitcher of the Week
Eagles open home scheduled Wednesday


EVANSVILLE, Ind. University of Southern Indiana junior right-hander Tyler Choate (Carmi, Illinois) was named the GLVC Pitcher of the Week for his efforts in the Screaming Eagles' neutral-site win over Northwest Missouri State University in Magnolia, Arkansas. Saint Joseph's College's Nate Weglarz was the GLVC Player of the Week.

Chaote tossed a nine-inning complete game against the Bearcats in USI's 10-2 win. He allowed just five hits and two runs, while striking out nine to earn the win. The junior right-hander also helped himself at the plate, going two-for-six with a run scored and one RBI.

For the season, Choate is 1-1 with a 3.52 ERA in his first two starts.

The Eagles (2-4) open the 2009 home schedule Wednesday at the USI Baseball Field when they host Kentucky Wesleyan College (0-8) for a non-conference doubleheader. The first pitch is scheduled for noon.

USI leads the all-time series with KWC, 80-57, after splitting four games with Panthers last season. The Eagles won both games at home, while the Panthers took the two in Owensboro, Kentucky.

The first homestand of the year concludes Friday when USI hosts Spalding University (1-5) for a nine-inning game. Start time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Friday's game will be the first meeting between USI and Spalding.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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