Arizona State: Competitor ... will see quality innings as a starter ... possesses 88-90 MPH fastball ... outstanding curve and change-up ... great idea of how to pitch to hitters.
1999 (Sophomore): Dealt with nagging injuries most of the season ... made nine starts in 21 appearances ... notched a 7-5 record with a team-leading three saves ... tallied only 29 walks against 67 strikeouts ... went 3-2 in league play with two saves ... at Hawaii-Hilo (1/21), pitched 7.0 shutout innings with a season-high nine strikeouts ... in his next outing, pitched 7.0 shutout innings with eight strikeouts vs. Howard (1/29) ... picked up the save vs. California (3/26), pitching 0.1 innings and getting the strikeout ... also picked up saves vs. Arizona and Oregon State ... picked up a win at Washington (5/8) going 5.1 innings, allowing only one run while striking out seven.
1998 (Freshman): Appeared in 22 games and started in six ... named All-Pac-10 Southern Division Honorable Mention ... had a 6-2 record with a 3.84 ERA ... recorded one complete game and three saves ... pitched 75.0 innings and struck out 87 batters ... Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American (HM) ... picked up the win vs. Florida State at the CWS, pitching 3.1 scoreless innings in relief while striking out five ... named to the Midwest Regional all-tournament team ... recorded a save (6-4 win over Wichita State) and a win (13-5 victory over Oklahoma State) in the same day (5/23) at the regional ... pitched 5.0 innings, allowing only three hits, no runs, one walk and four strikeouts with a 0.00 ERA and a 1-0 record (with one save) and the Midwest Regional ... recorded first win at Hawaii-Hilo in 7.2 innings of no-run work, giving up only two hits while striking out eight ... pitched six innings in close loss to Fresno State, giving up five hits, one earned run and 10 K's ... pitched 4.2 superb one-hit innings at Arizona, including eight strikeouts for the win ... recorded career-high 11 strike outs in game against New Mexico, pitching seven innings giving up only four hits and three earned runs ... pitched first ever complete game of his career in final game of the regular season against Southern Utah ... gave up only five hits and two runs in the win.
High School: A 1997 graduate of Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio ... four-year letterwinner ... coached by Joe Lewis and Ken Reed ... first-team Greater Miami Conference at third base ... all-city selection his senior year ... second-team all-conference in '96 ... 1997 Ohio State High School Champions ... AAU All-American in '93 ... winning pitcher in Connie Mack World Series championship game in Farmington, N.M.
Personal: Majoring in family studies ... father is Al Pennington ... mother is Janice Lakes ... has one brother, Josh (25) and one sister, Sarah (14) ... born on October 5, 1978 in Hamilton, Ohio ... full name is Chad Edward Pennington.
- IP: 9.0 vs. Southern Utah, 5/6/98
- K: 11 vs. New Mexico, 4/28/98