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Wildcats Claw into Hicks Field

April 24, 2017 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) - Edenton Steamers News Release

The Steamers are excited to announce the signing of two right-handed arms from Bethune-Cookman University. The Teal and Black have inked Tyler Krull and Alexis Herrera (a-RAIR-uh) from the Wildcats out of Florida in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division I.

Tyler Krull is a rare finesse right-hander that enjoys consistent success in Division I college baseball and who is superbly reprising his role as a swingman again this spring. The 5'10" 175-pound sophomore has a fastball that sits in the mid-80s; and he throws an excellent change-up and quality breaking ball, commanding all three well.

Despite being around the zone and not overwhelming hitters, the West Palm Beach, FL native has a great knack for limiting the impact of his opponents by keeping his walks down and being stingy with the extra-base hit. To this point in the spring, Krull has made five starts in 14 outings total, posting a 1.22 WHIP, .257 batting average against and 3.29 ERA for a 4-1 win/loss record. His opponent slugging is a lowly .311 after 41.0 innings.

Alexis Herrera is another versatile arm for the Wildcats, who in 2017 has blossomed into a key piece on the staff. The Miami, FL native has worked both from the bullpen and the rotation. The 6'0" 225-pound junior has battled inconsistency throughout the spring, but offers a nice arsenal when he is on.

The fastball is between 84-87 miles per hour with some movement; Herrera also features a tight breaking ball and a useable change. Through 19 appearances and four starts, he has posted two wins and a save in 31.1 frames. Batters are hitting .267 against Herrera while he has fanned 23.

The Edenton Steamers will proudly be celebrating their 20th anniversary season as a member of the Coastal Plain League in 2017. The season will begin on Tuesday May 30th when the Morehead City Marlins visit Historic Hicks Field. Be sure to follow the Teal and Black on social media to stay up to date with all things Steamers. You can find the team on Facebook @EdentonSteamers, Twitter @EdentonCPL, Instagram @edentonsteamers, and Snapchat @edentonsteamers. For more information visit edentonsteamers.com or call (252) 482-4080.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 94 of those - including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander - make their Major League debut; while another notable alum - Russell Wilson - won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.

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