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WVU Baseball Lands Gardner-Webb Transfer Tyler Switalski



Tyler Switalski
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WVU baseball’s program landed Gardner-Webb transfer Tyler Switalski. Switalski is left-handed pitcher from Waynesburg, Pa.

Switalski announced his commitment on his social media on Monday.

“I am proud to announce my commitment to West Virginia University to continue my academic and baseball career. I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me through this process,” Switalski wrote.

Switalski (6-foot-4) just completed his sophomore campaign at Gardner-Webb, recording 80.1 innings pitched. Switalski posted a 5.60 ERA through 15 games started. Switalski tallied 80 strikeouts and a complete game.

West Virginia lost pitchers Ben Hampton and Noah Short to the transfer portal following a historic season in the program. Switalski will try to replace the portal departures with his play.

From Switalski’s bio at Gardner-Webb:

2023 at Gardner-Webb: Selected Second-Team All-Conference as a Starting Pitcher … Named Big South Starting Pitcher of the Week twice (3/20 & 4/3) … Served as the #2 starter for the Runnin’ Bulldogs starting in all 15 outings of his … Posted an 8-5 record which was tied for the second most victories by a pitcher within the Big South … Had a 5.60 ERA over 80.1 innings and fanning 80 batters (149th in NCAA), latter two each ranked 5th most in the conference … Averaged 5.36 innings/game and 8.96 K/game … Team notched eight consecutive victories, picked up seven of the decisions, in his starts going undefeated in over two months of action … Clinched the team’s playoff berth in his decision against Charleston Southern after going 6.2 innings allowing three runs (5/19) … Threw his first career complete game against St. Bonaventure (3/11) in a 7-inning matchup while only allowing one run and fanning nine …  Struck out a season-high 10 batters against Radford over seven innings after allowing no runs and only two hits … Held the opposing team to three or fewer runs in nine starts … Pitched six or more innings in seven outings.

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