June 11, 2012

Coker College Baseball Adds Six to Incoming Class

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – June 11, 2012 – Coker College baseball coach Dave Schmotzer announced the addition of six players for the 2012-13 season.

Sammy Song (Port Orange, Fla.), Joseph Gainey (Tampa, Fla.), Korbin Causey (Loris, S.C.), Dillon Karnes (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Justin Chambers (Lancaster, S.C.) and Trent Allen (Mount Croghan, S.C.) have agreed to play baseball for the Cobras.

“We are very excited to add these six players to our program,” said Schmotzer. “We believe these guys will provide excellent depth and competition at their respective positions.”

Song, an infielder, is transferring to Coker from Nova Southeastern University. He is originally from Spruce Creek High School where he hit .380 as a senior, was a two-time offensive player of the year, won a pair of leadership awards and earned a scholar-athlete award as a sophomore. Sammy is the son of Byung and Chong Song.

Gainey is an outfielder and second baseman from Alonso High School. He was a member of the 2011 Florida 6A state championship team. Joseph is the son of Steven and Alexandra Gainey.

Causey, a pitcher and outfielder, joins Coker after a five-year stint on the Loris High varsity team. His accomplishments include: all-region selection in 2010 and 2011, High School Sports Report all-rookie team in 2010 and all-state selection in 2011, the All-Tribune player of the year and was a member of the Toast of the Coast team. Korbin is the son of Kenneth and Krystal Causey.

Karnes, a catcher, was a two-sport athlete in baseball and football for Carolina Forest High. He was a four-year member of the baseball team and played for the Southeast Stars. Dillon is the son of Mark and Vickie Karnes.

Chambers is a center fielder from Buford High. He was a three-sport athlete in baseball, basketball and football for the Yellow Jackets, as well as a member of the Rock Hill Hitting Facility 18U team. During his senior season, Chambers batted .414 with four doubles, two triples, a home run and 15 steals. He was the team MVP and an all-region selection. Justin is the son of Tommy and Yvonne Hodge.

Allen comes to Coker from Chesterfield High. A first baseman and right-handed pitcher, Allen was an all-state and all-region selection in 2011. He was also a member of the Rock Hill Hitting Facility 18U team. Trent is the son of Billy and Tammy Allen.

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.

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