HANOVER, N.H. — The Ivy League office announced its weekly baseball awards this afternoon, and Dartmouth senior Clay Chatham was chosen as the Pitcher of the Week following his performance on Sunday against Georgetown. He is the sixth Big Green pitcher bestowed with the honor since the beginning of last season (total of 11 selections).
Since 2000, Dartmouth has had 34 pitchers honored as the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week, eight more than any other conference team (Penn).
Chatham (1-0) started Dartmouth’s third and final game at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Florida, and stymied the Georgetown hitters over a career-high eight innings of work. The Hoyas touched him for a solitary run in the first, then never advanced another runner past second base. The right-hander scattered seven hits without a walk while striking out six, also a career best, throwing 102 pitches in the process. With the Big Green’s 4-1 victory, Chatham earned his first-ever win in his 13th career start.
Earning spots on the honor roll for Dartmouth were sophomore first baseman Michael Calamari for hitting .462 (6-for-13) with a home run, five runs and three RBIs, along with freshman left-hander Max Hunter who twirled three scoreless innings of relief.
Due to winter exams, Dartmouth (2-4) doesn’t play again until its 10-game spring trip to California, beginning with a single contest at UC Santa Barbara (4-6) on March 14 at 3 p.m. (local time) before playing a four-game series at Cal State Bakersfield (5-8) on March 15-18.