27  Tyler Bolton
Tyler Bolton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wake Forest

High School:
Kerr-Vance Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 198

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
01/27/1993

Experience:
3VL

B/T:
R/R


2014: Drafted in the 33rd round (pick 990) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks ... Appeared in 14 games making 13 starts ... Sported fifth-lowest ERA on the staff (2.42) ... Allowed 29 runs (19 earned) on 64 hits posting a 2-7 record ... Struck out 35 while allowing 27 walks in 70.2 innings ... Tied for eighth in Conference USA with 19 earned runs allowed ... Picked up first collegiate win against N.C. Central (Mar. 29) on a predetermined pitch count where he surrendered two runs (one earned) on five hits with a pair of strikeouts in three innings ... Notched second win against Middle Tennessee (Apr. 18) tossing 5.2 shutout frames ... Tallied four quality starts on the year (VCU, UNCG, FAU, Southern Miss) ... Did not allow a hit against UTSA (May 16) where he allowed one run (unearned) in 5.1 innings before being lifted ... Held opposing hitters to a .246 composite batting average ... Worked a career-best 7.2 innings against FIU (May 2) ... Struck out a career-high five batters on two occasions (at VCU, at ODU) ... Surrendered one or less run in six of his outings ... Worked into the sixth inning seven times (seventh frame three times) ... Fanned two or more batters in nine contests.

2013: Appeared in a career-best 10 games making two starts ... Posted an 0-2 record with a 7.36 ERA in 14.2 innings ... Struck out 10 while walking six ... Allowed 13 runs (12 earned) on 24 hits ... Made first career start at in state rival UNC Wilmington (Mar. 19) working a career-best 4.0 innings, where he surrendered four runs (three earned) on six hits with a pair of strikeouts and walks ... Followed that outing with second-straight start against William & Mary (Mar. 26) allowing two runs (both earned) on seven hits with two punch outs in 2.1 innings ... In six of eight relief appearances worked at least one full inning ... Punched out multiple batters on three occasions establishing a new career-high (Illinois, UNCW, W&M) ... Did not participate in Conference USA or post-season play ... 2013 Summer: Played for the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League alongside teammate Zach Houchins ... Posted a 5-0 record with a 0.87 ERA (second in league) in eight starts ... Worked 52.0 innings allowing just six runs (five earned) on 24 hits with 49 strikeouts to 15 walks ... Held opposing batters to a .137 composite average ... Combined on a pair of shutouts and tossed one complete game ... CPL East All-Star starting pitcher who hurled two shutout innings with one strikeout ... Tabbed as the top prospect in the CPL by Perfect Game ... Named First-Team Post-Season All-Star.

2012: Appeared in three games (all in relief) ... Made collegiate debut against Milwaukee (Feb. 18) tossing a scoreless inning and allowing one walk ... Second outing was against VCU (Mar. 13) where he allowed a pair of runs (both earned) on two hits with a walk ... In last outing surrendered one run (unearned) on one hit at High Point (Mar. 21) ... Did not participate in Conference USA or post-season play ... 2012 Summer: Played for the Wilson Tobs in the Coastal Plain League alongside teammates Bryan Bass, Zach Houchins and Tyler Joyner ... Appeared in 11 games making eight starts ... Posted a 2-6 record with a 4.42 ERA ... Led the Tobs with 55.0 innings ... Allowed 37 runs (27 earned) on 60 hits ... Fanned 30 while walking 32.

Kerr-Vance Academy: Eleven-time letterwinner for the Spartans (baseball 5, basketball 4, soccer 2) ... Led the Spartans to a runner-up finish in the State Championships ... Helped the Spartans to a three-year record of 67-19 including the 2010 2A EPIC state title under coach Dave Cline ... As a senior batted .620 (29 hits) with 13 doubles, 10 home runs and 43 RBI ...On the mound sported a 1.11 ERA allowing eight runs on 28 hits with 130 strikeouts in 64.2 innings ... Two time EPIC Player-of-the-Year (2010-11), three-time N.C. All-State and EPIC All Conference selection (2009-11) ... 2011 area player-of-the-year ... Earned 2011 Atlantic Regional Honorable Mention by Perfect Game ... Batted .341 with a home run and 20 RBI as a freshman ... Named to 2008 EPIC All-Tournament Team ... During sophomore season batted .469 (38-for-81) with eight home runs, six doubles and then a school-record 35 RBI ... Fanned just seven times in 81 at-bats ... Posted a 4.26 ERA on the mound ... Took home all-state and all-conference honors ... In 2010 set school-records for batting average (.604/67-for-111), home runs (18) and RBI (68) ... Roped 13 doubles and struck out just once in 111 at-bats ... On the mound posted an 8-2 record with one save ... Fanned 98 batters while walking 16 ... Allowed 14 earned runs in 57 innings with a sporting an impressive 1.72 ERA ... 2010 Louisburg Invitational All-Tournament selection ... 2010 Underclassmen Honorable Mention All-American (Perfect Game) ... Participated in 2008, 2009 and 2010 PG WWBA National Championships in Marietta, Ga. ... Played travel ball for Ricky Keith of the Carolina Cubs ... Member of the Henderson-Post-Kerr Lake American Legion squad under the direction of Tony McGhee ... National Honor Society ... Two-time Honor Roll member.

Personal: Full name is Tyler Wesley Bolton ... Born January 27, 1993 ... Son of Bill and Lisa Bolton ... Has two siblings (Cale and Whitney) ... Majoring in business ... Named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2012) and ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Fall of 2011 and Fall of 2013.

Career Notes: Three-year letterwinner ... Appeared in 27 career games (15 starts) ... First collegiate win came against N.C. Central during junior campaign ... Spent two summers playing in the Coastal Plain League (2012-13) ... With the Wilmington Sharks in 2013, posted a 5-0 record with a 0.87 ERA (second in the league) ... Named CPL East All-Star starting pitcher tossing a pair of shutout innings with one strikeout.

Career Pitching Numbers at ECU: 2-7, 3.44 ERA, 86.1 IP, 27 games (15 starts), 91 Hs, 45 Rs, 33 ERs, 35 BBs, 45 Ks.

Career-Highs - innings pitched: 7.2 vs. FIU (5/2/14); strikeouts: 5 (twice, last at ODU 4/12/14); walks: 5 at VCU (2/25/14); hits: 7 (3 times, last at USM 5/10/14); runs: 6 vs. VCU (3/19/14); earned runs: 4 (twice, last vs. FIU 5/2/14).