USC Upstate junior right-hander Chad Sobotka was selected as the Atlantic Sun Preseason Pitcher of the Year and a member of the Preseason All-Conference Team, it was announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon.
A native of Sarasota, Fla., Sobotka appeared in a staff-best 26 games as a reliever in 2013 and finished the season with a 3.86 earned run average in 37.1 innings pitched. He ended the year tied for third in the A-Sun with seven saves en route to earning a spot on the All-Atlantic Sun second team. Sobotka is tied for 11th all-time in A-Sun history with 19 career saves.
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