Chase Named America East Pitcher Of The Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – University at Albany baseball player senior Austin Chase has been named the America East Pitcher of the Week, announced by the league office Monday. The honor marks the second of Chase’s career.

The East Greenbush, N.Y. native threw his second-consecutive complete game, leading UAlbany to its only win of the series against Maine. Chase held the Black Bears to just three runs and scattered three hits, while striking out three in nine full frames. With just a one-run cushion, Chase put the game away for the Great Danes with six straight outs in the final two innings, setting the Black Bears down in order. The right-hander has now earned victories in each of his last five outings on the mound. In conference play, Chase owns a 4-1 record with a 2.97 ERA.

The Great Danes return to action Wednesday when they close their eight-game home stand with a non-conference contest with Hofstra. UAlbany will then travel to Stony Brook for a three-game America East series Saturday and Sunday.

2013 America East Baseball Weekly Award Winners
Feb. 18 – Player of the Week: Colin Gay (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Frankie Vanderka (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook)
Feb. 25 – Player of the Week: Michael Fransoso (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence (Maine); Rookie of the Week: Logan Fullmer (Maine)
March 4 – Player of the Week: Jake Thomas (Binghamton); Pitcher of the Week: Jay Lynch (Binghamton); Rookie of the Week: Jake Cryts (Binghamton)
March 11 – Player of the Week: Jordon Smucker (Binghamton); Pitcher of the Week: Frankie Vanderka (Stony Brook ); Rookie of the Week: Austin Shives (Stony Brook)
March 18 – Player of the Week: Brandon Coluccio (UMBC); Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence (Maine); Rookie of the Week: Jake Marks (Maine)
March 25 – Player of the Week: Nolan Gaige (Albany); Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence (Maine); Rookie of the Week: Jack Parenty (Stony Brook)
April 1 – Player of the Week: Eric White (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Sean Newcomb (Hartford); Rookie of the Week: Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook)
April 8 – Player of the Week: Josh Nethaway (Albany); Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence (Maine); Rookie of the Week: Chris DelDebbio (Hartford)
April 15 - Player of the Week: Eric White (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Jay Lynch (Binghamton); Rookie of the Week: Tim Knesnik (Stony Brook)
April 22 - Player of the Week: Josh Nethaway (Albany); Pitcher of the Week: Jake Lambert (Binghamton); Rookie of the Week: Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook)
April 29 - Player of the Week: Kevin Courtney (Stony Brook); Pitcher of the Week: Sean Newcomb (Hartford); Rookie of the Week: Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook)
May 6 – Player of the Week: Daniel Nevares (Binghamton); Pitcher of the Week: Austin Chase (Albany); Rookie of the Week: Tim Knesnik (Stony Brook)