Coker College Baseball Plucks Three From Missouri

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – June 26, 2012 – Coker College baseball coach Dave Schmotzer announced today the addition of three players for the 2012-13 season.

Pete Forsee, Tyler Picha and Jake Lund – all Missouri natives – have agreed to play baseball for the Cobras. All three, as well as fellow Coker signee Justin Blechle, played on the St. Louis Gamers, a summer select team led by former major league players Matt Whiteside and Scott Cooper.

"We are looking forward to these three guys getting on campus," said Schmotzer. "The fact that they've already played together is a great asset, and we are confident they will fit in well with our current club."

Forsee, a 6-foot-3-inch pitcher, is from Webster Groves, Mo. He was a two-sport athlete in baseball and football at Webster Groves High School. In baseball, Forsee was a Suburban South All-Conference second team-selection his senior season. Pete is the son of Dave and Beth Forsee.

Picha is a 5-foot-9-inch outfielder from St. Louis, Mo. He hit .300 and drove in 12 runs his senior season at St. John Vianney High School, where he also lettered in basketball and soccer. Tyler is the son of James and Kelly Picha and John and Rachele Leach.

Lund is a 6-foot pitcher from St. Louis, Mo. He attended Oakville Senior High School where he lettered in baseball for two years. Jake is the son of Kurt Lund and Jim and Nicole Summers.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or


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.