Bettis Picks up Northwest League All-Star Honors
Sept. 2, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - Former Texas Tech right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis has been named a Northwest League All-Star.
Bettis joined the Colorado Rockies Single-A affiliate, Asheville Tourists, after dominating the short-season Northwest League with a league-leading 1.12 ERA in 48.1 innings. He made 10 appearances (nine starts) with 39 strikeouts and walked only 10 batters.
Bettis was one of three starting pitchers in the league that were named All-Stars, joining Anthony Fernandez (Everett Mariners) and Eury De La Rosa (Diamondbacks). Bettis pitched for the Tri-City Dusters during his brief Short-Season Single-A career.
Bettis was taken by the Rockies with the 76th overall pick in the second round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He became the highest drafted Red Raider since Matt Miller was the 41st overall pick (2nd round) by the Detroit Tigers in 1996. Overall, Bettis is the fourth highest drafted Texas Tech player in the history of the program.
Since being called up on Aug. 20, Bettis is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings. He struck out 13 batters and allowed 11 hits in two starts.