Coker’s Kirkwood, Loraine on Watch List

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College baseball players Ernie Kirkwood and Zach Loraine have been named to the Collegiate Baseball magazine 'Players to Watch' list for the 2013 season.

Kirkwood, a 5-foot-10-inch outfielder, was named to the 'Newcomers to Watch' list. He is a transfer student from Niagara County Community College in New York. As a sophomore he hit .351 with 11 doubles, seven triples and 31 runs scored; as a freshman he had the highest batting average on the team at .363.

Kirkwood is originally from Horseheads, N.Y. He is the son of Ernest and Candy Kirkwood.

Loraine, a 6-foot-3-inch right-handed pitcher, was named to the 'South East Region Preseason Players to Watch' list. He transferred to Coker this year from Lindenwood University in Missouri. During his two seasons at Lindenwood, Loraine hit .311 with 12 doubles, five triples and four homers. He also posted a 2.45 ERA.

Loraine is originally from Lake St. Louis, Mo. He is the son of Lance and Eva Loraine.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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