Oregon Public Broadcasting

A University of Oregon student pitched perfect scores to make him $250,000 richer. Justin Chavarria won a national baseball videogame competition Tuesday.

Chavarria says during the competition he was playing MLB Perfect Game Challenge up to 6 hours a day this spring. He was juggling his studies as a full time student and was working at UO's Intramural Sports office.

"I wasn't just picking my controller up once or twice a day playing around I was really putting a lot of effort into it," he said.

Despite putting so much time into the video game, the Political Science and Economics major says his grades last semester were just fine. Now that the competition is over he doesn't plan to pick up a video-game controller any time soon.

He was a guest of Major League Baseball at last night's All-Star game in New York.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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