June 19, 2012

Coker College Softball Signs Phillips

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College softball coach David Hanna announced today that Lauren Phillips has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Cobras.

Phillips, a pitcher, is transferring from the University of South Carolina at Sumter, where she posted a 10-8 record with a 1.37 ERA, 108 strikeouts and 26 walks in 143 innings.

“We are expecting Lauren to come in and help us with pitching right away,” said Hanna. “We’ve played against her a couple times, and she’s tough. We’re looking forward to having her on our side.”

Phillips is originally from West Columbia, S.C., where she attended Airport High School and lettered in softball and volleyball. She is the daughter of Fred and Kim Phillips.

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.