Citadel senior Austin Pritcher was named the Southern Conference pitcher of the year today in voting by league coaches and media.

Pritcher, a 6-1, 200-pound right-hander from James Island, was 8-2 with a 2.45 earned-run average this season for the Bulldogs, who begin play in the SoCon Tournament on Wednesday in Greenville.

Pritcher pitched two complete games and struck out 72 batters in 92 innings, walking 32. Opponents hit just .237 against him in 14 appearances.

Citadel catcher Joe Jackson made the coaches’ and media first team, with relief pitcher Skylar Hunter, second baseman Mason Davis, outfielder Hughston Armstrong and designated hitter Bo Thompson on the second team for both groups.

College of Charleston outfielder Brandon Murray and second baseman Blake Butler also made the second team for coaches and media.

Citadel first baseman Calvin Orth made the media’s second team.

The Bulldogs’ Hunter made the all-freshman team, as did the College of Charleston trio of Butler, Nathan Helvey and Carl Wise.

Furman senior Alex Abrams, a Bishop England High School graduate, made the media’s second team at first base.

SoCon Coaches All-SoCon Team

Player of the Year – Ryan Kinsella, Jr., 1B, Elon

Pitcher of the Year – Austin Pritcher, Sr., RHP, The Citadel

Freshman of the Year – Jaylin Davis, OF, Appalachian State

Coach of the Year – Bobby Moranda, Western Carolina

First Team

SP Austin Pritcher, The Citadel

SP Jamie Nunn, Appalachian State

RP Preston Hatcher, Western Carolina

C Joe Jackson, The Citadel

1B Ryan Kinsella, Elon

2B Hector Crespo, Appalachian State

SS Aaron Attaway, Western Carolina

3B Tyler White, Western Carolina

OF Christian Wolfe, UNCG

OF Phillip Ervin, Samford

OF Julian Ridings, Western Carolina

DH C.K. Irby, Samford

Second Team

SP Kyle Webb, Elon

SP Jeremy Null, Western Carolina

RP Skylar Hunter, The Citadel

C Adam Martin, Western Carolina

1B Alex Abrams, Furman

2B Blake Butler, College of Charleston

2B Mason Davis, The Citadel

SS Will Callaway, Appalachian State

3B Trevor Edwards, UNCG

OF Brandon Murray, College of Charleston

OF Hughston Armstrong, The Citadel

OF Christiaan Durdaller, Samford

DH Bo Thompson, The Citadel

All-Freshman Team

Jaylin Davis, Appalachian State

Dillon Dobson, Appalachian State

Blake Butler, College of Charleston

Nathan Helvey, College of Charleston

Carl Wise, College of Charleston

Skylar Hunter, The Citadel

Sam Foy, Davidson

Jordan Simpson, Furman

Ryan Clark, UNCG

Benigno Marrero, UNCG

Richard Greene, Samford

Jonathan Waszak, Western Carolina

Will Stillman, Wofford

2013 SoCon Sports Media Association Baseball All-Southern Conference Team

Player of the Year – Tyler White, Sr., 3B, Western Carolina

Pitcher of the Year – Austin Pritcher, Sr., RHP, The Citadel

Freshman of the Year – Benigno Marrero, 2B, UNCG

Coach of the Year – Bobby Moranda, Western Carolina

First Team

SP Jamie Nunn, Appalachian State

SP Austin Pritcher, The Citadel

RP Preston Hatcher, Western Carolina

C Joe Jackson, The Citadel

1B Ryan Kinsella, Elon

2B Hector Crespo, Appalachian State

SS Aaron Attaway, Western Carolina

3B Tyler White, Western Carolina

OF Christian Wolfe, UNCG

OF Christiaan Durdaller, Samford

OF Phillip Ervin, Samford

OF Julian Ridings, Western Carolina

DH C.K. Irby, Samford

Second Team

SP Kyle Webb, Elon

SP Jeremy Null, Western Carolina

RP Skylar Hunter, The Citadel

C Adam Martin, Western Carolina

1B Calvin Orth, The Citadel

2B Blake Butler, College of Charleston

SS Will Callaway, Appalachian State

3B Chris Ohmstede, Furman

OF Brandon Murray, College of Charleston

OF Hughston Armstrong, The Citadel

OF Sebastian Gomez, Elon

DH Bo Thompson, The Citadel