Chris Moates Named Ivy Pitcher of the Week

Chris Moates (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
Chris Moates (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Chris Moates earned himself Ivy honors Tuesday, becoming the second Yale pitcher in as many weeks to be named the Pitcher of the Week. This is the second Ivy Award for Yale on the season.


Moates played a huge part in two of Yale's three wins on the weekend, coming in relief in the first game against Cornell, as well as in the second game against Princeton.


Against Cornell, Moates entered in the seventh inning and kept the Bulldogs in the game as the contest moved to extra frames. He didn't allow a single hit, striking out four batters and walking only one. Yale's walk-off in the eighth cemented him as the winning pitcher for his two innings of work.


Against Princeton, Moates relieved David Hickey in the seventh inning with a 4-2 lead. Moates got himself out of a bases-loaded jam by catching a line drive and doubling up the runner at first. His eighth and ninth innings were scoreless as well, saving the game for Yale. He struck out two, walked none, and allowed three hits.


He is the only Ivy League pitcher to record both a conference win and conference save this season.


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Report by Skylar Shibayama '16, Yale Sports Publicity