Feb. 25, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina junior Tyler Herb has been named the Big South Pitcher of the Week for his performance in the Chanticleers' 2-1 win over Kansas State Feb. 21.
This marks the first Big South weekly honor for Herb, who was equally impressive on the mound as he was fielding his position in the victory as recorded either an assist or putout in each of his first seven innings pitched.
Herb (Lykens, Pa.) pitched a total of eight innings, allowing one unearned run and three hits. The Wildcats batted just .120 off the right-hander while drawing four walks and striking out five times. In addition, Herb registered seven assists and two unassisted put outs on ball hit back to him. He was responsible for 14 of the 24 outs over his eight innings (5 Ks, 7 assists and 2 unassisted putouts).
Of the three hits he allowed, Herb surrendered a single in each of the first three innings. In the first, the player with a single was erased on an inning-ending double play. In the second, the single would lead to K-State's lone run. However, the run was only scored as a result of a CCU error that would have ended the inning (a misplayed ground ball to third). In the third, a single led to a defining moment in the game as he advanced to third with two outs. K-State's Ross Kivett hit a sharp line drive back up the middle. Herb deflected the ball, sprinted toward the third base line and threw out the runner at first to keep the game at 1-0 in K-State's favor. (Coastal would score one in the fourth and one in the seventh for the 2-1 win.)
Including the play to end the third, Herb would retire 16 of his final 18 batters faced, walking two, with four of his five strikeouts and six of six of his assists. As a result, Herb was directly responsible for 11 of his final 16 outs. Specifically, in the fifth and sixth innings, Herb was responsible for six straight outs. In the fifth after walking one, Herb recorded a putout on a bunt, a K looking and a 1-3 ground out. In the sixth, Herb got a 1-3 ground out, a 1-3 out on a bunt attempt and struck out a batter.
Herb is 2-0 in two starts this season with a 2.08 ERA.
Coastal Carolina will return to action this weekend, hosting the15th annual Caravelle Resort's Baseball at the Beach Feb. 28-Mar. 3. These games are not part of the CCU season ticket package and all tickets must be purchased through the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ticket Office. Cost for the event is $10 per day or $25 for the weekend. CCU students may gain admission for $5.
2013 Caravelle Resort's Baseball at the Beach Schedule
(note, home team is always listed second - All games at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark)
FEB 28 - THURSDAY
4:00 pm - SAN DIEGO AT COASTAL CAROLINA
MARCH 1 - FRIDAY
10:00 am - West Virginia vs. Indiana
1:30 pm - UMBC vs. North Carolina State
5:00 pm - FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT COASTAL CAROLINA
MARCH 2 - SATURDAY
10:00 am - UMBC vs. West Virginia
1:30 pm - INDIANA AT COASTAL CAROLINA
5:00 pm - Florida Atlantic vs. North Carolina State
MARCH 3 - SUNDAY
10:00 am - Indiana vs UMBC
1:30 pm - West Virginia vs Florida Atlantic
5:00 pm - NORTH CAROLINA STATE AT COASTAL CAROLINA