Erskine’s Gambrell is pitcher of the year
Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Erskine College baseball coach Kevin Nichols had a feeling Austin Gambrell could have a strong season in his first campaign with the Fleet.
It was so strong, Gambrell is the Conference Carolinas pitcher of the year. After Thursday’s 11-8 win against Limestone, in which Gambrell entered the game in relief and became the winning pitcher, Gambrell is 8-1 with a 3.22 ERA.
In 67 innings pitched, Gambrell has struck out 55 batters.
Gambrell, a junior transfer from Spartanburg Methodist, was both a pitcher and field-position player during his first two years after high school.
But when Erskine pitching coach Atlee Pearson added a change-up to Gambrell’s repertoire, it had quite an effect on his performance.
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