Coker's Meyer Named Conference Pitcher of the Week

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College baseball player Dan Meyer has been named the Conference Carolinas pitcher of the week, the league announced today.

Meyer, a left-handed pitcher, tossed a four-hit, complete-game shutout against Erskine College last week. He scattered four hits while striking out seven to earn his fifth win. The victory locked up the No. 2 seed for the Cobras in the conference tournament. Meyer also appeared in a win over St. Andrews, throwing one scoreless inning.

For the season, Meyer is 5-3 with a 3.42 ERA. He has 64 strikeouts – good for fourth-best in the conference – over a team-high 76 1-3 innings.

A senior from Seaford, N.Y., Meyer is a physical education and sport studies major with a concentration in exercise science. He is the son of Carl and Eileen Meyer.

Meyer is the fifth member of the baseball team to receive a weekly award from the conference. Fico Kondla (three times), Andrew Goot (twice), Zach Loraine and Tyler Witzel have each earned an honor this season.

Coker went 2-1 last week, taking a win each from St. Andrews and Erskine. The Cobras finished the regular season at 29-13 overall with a 14-9 record in conference play. They earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming conference tournament and play Pfeiffer University at 3 p.m. Thursday in Burlington, N.C.

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.