Townsend Records Team-Best Sixth Game-Winning RBI
Pirates Score A Pair Of Two-Out Runs In Ninth For First Series Win Over Owls
Hoffman Strikes Out Seven, Reynolds Has Three Hits And Two RBI
Pirates Extend Win Streak To Seven-Straight Games
Houchins Drives In Four On The Day; Love Tosses Complete Game Shutout
South Rowan High School: Earned 14 letters (baseball 4, basketball 4, football 3) ... Played for Coach Thad Chrismon helping the Raiders to a District Championship in 2012 ... Three-time All-North Piedmont Conference and All-Rowan County selection (sophomore, junior, senior) ... Two-time team MVP (junior, senior) ... As a freshman batted .321 with five home runs and 25 RBI earning the Coaches Award ... Followed that with a solid sophomore season where he batted .359 with a home run and 14 RBI once again taking home the Coaches Award ... Earned the first of three-straight North Piedmont All-Conference and Salisbury Post All-County accolades ... As a junior batted .300 with 13 RBI and 30 runs on his way to Team MVP honors ... During senior season batted .390 with 24 walks, 11 HBPs and 27 runs ... Threw out 35 would-be base stealers ... Following senior campaign was listed as the 5th-best catcher and 56th overall prospect in North Carolina by Perfect Game ... Garnered 2013 Preseason Honorable Mention All-Atlantic Region honors from Perfect Game ... Played summer ball with ECU teammates Kirk Morgan and Philip Perry on the South Charlotte Panthers for Coach Don Hutchins ... Participated in 2010-12 PG WWBA 2013 Grads National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2011 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2011 16U Perfect Game-East Cobb Invitational (Marietta, Ga.), 2012 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.), 2012 PG WWBA 2014 Grads/16U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) ... National Honors Society and Patriot Club member.
Personal: Full name is Eric Matthew Tyler ... Born May 17, 1995 ... Son of Ron and Cindy Tyler ... Has one sibling (Aaron) ... Intended major is recreation and parks management.