Seth Konkel hurls a left-handed pitch at a game at Virginia State University. – Photo by Jamie Dodd
Two members of the Paul D. Camp Community College Hurricanes have committed to universities where they will continue their education, as well as keep playing baseball.
Pitcher Seth Konkel, a general studies major who was selected to receive the 2017-18 Herbert W. DeGroft Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and the Valley Proteins Fellowship while at PDCCC, has verbally agreed to continue his studies and play baseball at Lee University, a Christian educational institution in Cleveland, Tennessee He will join the LU Flames as a junior in fall 2019, where he will pursue sports physical therapy.
“I’m excited about this next chapter at Lee,” said Konkel. “I’m ready to work hard in my classes and just as hard on the ball field.”
Catcher Tyler Dodson, a science major, hails from Southampton Academy. He has committed to attend and play at Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach, home of the Marlins and the state-of-the-art Greer Environmental Services Center. He will study environmental science in fall 2019 at the University and is open to considering opportunities that become available before choosing his career path.
“I am looking forward to being a part of the Marlins University campus,” said Dodson. “I am grateful for all the support from the staff at Paul D. Camp. My experience has been remarkable.”
Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director David Mitchell, who has built a cohesive program since being hired in 2017, thinks highly of his players and makes them feel “at home” at PDCCC.
“I am very proud of both Seth and Tyler,” said Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director David Mitchell. “Not only are they good baseball players, they are great young men.
“They are men of high character. They work extremely hard on and off the field. I am happy for them and their families.”
For more information about the PDCCC Athletics Program, log onto pdc.edu/athletics.
Catcher Tyler Dodson in action during a home scrimmage game against Bryant & Stratton College. –Photo by Jamie Dodd