Chittester named to All-Valley League second team

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Rising senior Joe Chittester

BRADFORD, Pa. – Pitt-Bradford first baseman Joe Chittester was named to the All-Valley League second team as a designated hitter, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.

Chittester has spent the 2014 summer playing in the Valley League with the New Market Rebels of New Market, Va. The Valley League is an NCAA-sanctioned collegiate summer baseball league in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Each Valley Baseball League season consists of 44 games played during the summer. Many Valley Baseball League players have continued on to play in Major League Baseball.

In 31 games played this summer, Chittester recorded 29 hits in 98 appearances at the plate for a .296 average. He tallied seven doubles and scored a total of 11 runs. He recorded 17 RBI and four stolen bases with 23 walks.

Chittester finished his 2014 Pitt-Bradford season ranked second on the team with a .304 average. He recorded 34 hits in 112 appearances and scored 24 runs. He laced six doubles and cracked two home runs.

While at first base, he 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.