LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant baseball redshirt junior relief pitcher Alec Mitchell was named to D3baseball.com's Team of the Week, announced the website in Tuesday afternoon.
The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its fourth season of recognizing the top performers at each of nine positions from the previous week. Players are selected from nominations from their school's sports information directors. This is the first Team of the Week of the 2015 season and includes all games played through Feb. 15.
Mitchell has compiled a 1-0 record with two saves in helping Covenant to a 5-1 start to the season. The redshirt junior from Wildwood, Missouri, picked up two saves in a three-game sweep of Emory & Henry on Feb. 6-7. In last Friday's 2-1, 11-inning win over Methodist, Mitchell threw 3.2 scoreless innings and allowed one hit while striking out four.
Mitchell has thrown five scoreless innings this season giving up one hit with four strikeouts.
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Covenant (5-1, 2-1 USA South) will take its first road trip of the season when it visits USA South foe Piedmont this weekend for a three-game series. Game one is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.