Witzel Named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College's Tyler Witzel has been named the Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week, the league announced today.

Witzel helped lead the Cobras to a perfect 3-0 week, with one win over Claflin University and a pair of victories over Barton College. He earned the victory in all three matchups, tossing shutout ball in three relief appearances. For the week Witzel pitched 4 1-3 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while striking out two.

In seven appearances this season, Witzel has a 3-0 record with a 2.70 ERA over 13 1-3 innings. He has not allowed a run in four straight appearances.

Witzel, a senior, is a physical education and sport studies major with a physical fitness programming concentration. He is originally from Melbourne, Fla., and is the son of Raymond and Teri Witzel.

Coker is fresh off a three-game sweep of Barton College to open conference play. Overall, the Cobras are 10-3. They return to the diamond Wednesday for a home game with UNC Pembroke.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, 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.