Kyzer Named USA South Rookie Pitcher of the Week

Kyzer Named USA South Rookie Pitcher of the Week

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant baseball freshman pitcher Zach Kyzer has been named the USA South Rookie Pitcher of the Week, for the period ending Feb. 12, announced the conference on Monday afternoon.

Kyzer is the first baseball player to garner a weekly accolade from the USA South this season.

The freshman right-hander from Acworth, Ga., picked up his first collegiate victory on Saturday by tossing five shutout innings in Covenant's 6-1 win over Emory & Henry. Kyzer, making his second start of the year, scattered just three hits and walked three with five strikeouts in his outing. The freshman retired eight of the last nine batters he faced in the victory.

On the year, Kyzer has made two starts and is 1-1 with a 3.68 earned run average and eight strikeouts in 8.1 innings of work.

Covenant (3-3) will travel to play Oglethorpe on Wednesday at 5 p.m., before hosting Berea for a three-game series on Friday and Saturday.

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