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Joyner named first-team All-South Region

The  National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has named East Brewton native and University of North Alabama senior pitcher Tyler Joyner first-team All-South Region.

Joyner graduated from W.S. Neal in 2014 playing baseball under head coach Coy Campbell and played baseball two years under head coach Darrell Blevins at Coastal Alabama-East.

Joyner is also a two-time Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Year and finished the 2018 season with an 8-5 record that included a 3.15 earned run average and 111 strikeouts in 105.2 innings pitched.

He closed out his two-year career at UNA with an 18-7 record and 210 strikeouts in 209.1 innings.

Joyner was also selected first-team All-South Region in 2017 as well by the NCBWA and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association and just last Wednesday he was announced as the CCA All-South Region first team.

“We are proud of him, proud of his hard work and his work ethic,” Misty Joyner said.

“His character is the main thing that we are proud of him about,” Howard Joyner said. “Playing little league, high school or college it didn’t change who he was and that’s what we love most about him.”