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Chad Whitmer, a Penn High School graduate, went 2-0 with a 4.00 earned run average as a freshman pitcher at Southern Illinois University in 2014. (Southern Illinois)

Chad Whitmer, a Penn High School graduate, is a pitcher on the Southern Illinois University baseball team. (Southern Illinois)
Penn graduate Chad Whitmer goes 2-0 for Southern Illinois baseball in 2014
Posted on May 25, 2014 at 7:03 a.m.

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Chad Whitmer, a Penn High School graduate, has completed his freshman baseball season at Southern Illinois University.

The 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher appeared in 16 games for the NCAA Division I Salukis and went 2-0 with a 4.00 earned run average. In 36 innings (all in relief), he struck out 29 and walked 15 while opponents hit .279 against him.

Whitmer is scheduled to play this summer for the Richmond (Ind.) RiverRats of the Prospect League.