Chittester named to Valley League All-Star roster

Joe Chittester1
Joe Chittester

BRADFORD, Pa. – Pitt-Bradford baseball player Joe Chittester has been named to the 2014 Valley League All-Star roster as a member of the South team. He will serve as the squad’s designated hitter.

Chittester, a member of the Valley League’s New Market Rebels, has been outstanding this summer at the plate. To date, Chittester has tallied 16 hits in 52 plate appearances for a .308 average. That number places him among the top 20 hitters in the league.

He currently has four doubles to go with eight RBI. He’s walked 11 times this summer and recorded two stolen bases.

In the field, Chittester has seen action at first base and is responsible for 23 putouts and one assist. He carries a .960 fielding percentage and has just one error to his name.

The Rebels hold a 7-16 record this summer and sit 10 games behind the league-leading Front Royal Cardinals, owners of an 18-7 record.

As a Panther, Chittester finished his junior season in 2014 second on the team in batting average with a .304. He recorded 34 hits in 112 appearances at the plate and scored 24 runs. He tallied six doubles and cracked two home runs.

He was the anchor at first base and finished with a .975 fielding percentage and was responsible for nine assists and a team-high 189 putouts. He was also a perfect 1-for-1 in stolen bases.