Keiper Named Centennial Pitcher of the Week

Keiper Named Centennial Pitcher of the Week

Senior Wins Weekly Award for First Time

LANCASTER, PA - Washington College senior pitcher Chris Keiper (Toms River, NJ/Monsignor Donovan) was selected the Centennial Conferece Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 19-25 as announced by the conference office on April 26. This is the first time he has won the award and the second time a Washington hurler has won the award this season. Senior pitcher Chris Smith (Catonsville, MD/Catonsville) won the award on March 22.

In two appearances out of the bullpen, Keiper had a 1-0 record along with one save and a 0.00 ERA. He registered the win in a 9-5 victory at Muhlenberg on April 24 in the first game of the doubleheader after tossing 3.2 innings of scoreless relief. The senior gave up just two hits and struck out four batters as WC secured its spot in the 2010 Centennial Conference Tournament. At Wesley on April 22, he punched out three of the four batters he faced in recording the save as he retired all four hitters he faced. Keiper did not walk a batter during his two appearances which totaled five innings.

For the season, Keiper is 3-2 with a 2.23 ERA in 17 appearances. He has seven saves in 2010, good for the school's all-time leader in single season saves. The senior has struck out 38 batters in just 32.1 innings pitched.

Washington (16-13) returns to the field tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in its regular season finale at Catholic in Washington, DC. On Friday, the Shoremen travel to Johns Hopkins to take on the Blue Jays in the first day of the 2010 Centennial Conference Baseball Tournament. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.