|25 Eric Tyler|
Tyler And Williams-Sutton Collect Two Hits Apiece
Tyler Draws Two-Out Bases Loaded Walk In 10th Inning
Tyler Drives In Lone Run in Third Inning
Mozingo Collects Two Of ECU's Five Hits
Watkins Drives In Four Runs And Lamm Collects Four Hits
Pirates’ top utility player that can play four different positions … Competitive at the plate and finds ways to get on base … 2015: A utility player that appeared in 60 games making 59 starts (third-most on the club) … Played four different positions (1B/3 games, LF/21, RF/27, C/4) and was penciled in as the designated hitter on four occasions … Batted .268 (55-for-205) with three home runs, 11 doubles, 27 RBI and 33 runs scored – all career-highs … Led the team in hit by pitches (13), while ranking fourth in The American … Drew 25 walks and struck out 25 times … Stole lone base of the season against Princeton (Mar. 17) … Recorded 15 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games … Registered career-best eight-game hit streak from Mar. 13-22 where he batted .351 (13-for-37) with two doubles, seven RBI and six runs scored … The hit streak also coincided with a 14-game on-base streak that went from Mar. 4-22 … Also had hit streaks of five games and four games (twice) … Batted anywhere from the second to eighth spots in the order … Penciled in for a total of 36 games in the fourth-sixth order in the lineup … ECU posted a 33 15 record when he started in the outfield … Belted solo home runs against St. John’s (Feb. 22), Houston (May 10) and Cincinnati (May 14) … Led Pirate outfielders with five assists … Did not commit an error in 148 chances posting a 1.000 fielding percentage, which ranked first on the team and was tied for first in The American … Turned a pair of double plays … Behind the plate, threw out 4 of 8 base runners (50.0 percent) … Recorded 10 two-out RBI, which tied Bryce Harman for third on the squad … Tallied eight total sacrifices (3/SF, 5/SH) … Started all 24 league games batting .263 (21-for-80) with a pair of home runs, two doubles, nine RBI and 12 runs scored … Also added 10 walks and was hit five times … Ranked among the team leaders (top 5) in doubles (second), putouts (third), RBI (third), walks (third), home runs (fourth), on-base percentage (fourth/.378), hits (fifth) and runs (fifth) … Started all six postseason contests (4/AAC Tournament, 2/Coral Gables Regional) … Credited with game-winning RBI against UNC Greensboro (Feb. 21), VCU (Mar. 21), Connecticut (April 19) and UCF (April 24/walk-off 10th inning) … His sac fly vs. the Huskies in the top of the 10th gave the Pirates a 4-3 extra inning victory … Collected at least one hit in 39 of 60 games played … Drove in at least one run 18 times with a season-high three twice (VCU, Cincinnati) … Scored at least one run in 25 contests (multiple seven times with a season-high three in game two of a doubleheader against Monmouth) … Registered at least one walk 18 times with multiple free passes on seven occasions … Recorded multiple putouts 30 times with a season-high nine three times (Virginia, Albany, VCU).
2014: Played in 37 games making 26 starts behind the plate … Caught all but one of Jeff Hoffman’s starts, who was the No. 9 overall pick by Toronto Blue Jays in 2014 MLB Draft … Made collegiate debut at No. 1 Virginia (Feb. 23) starting at catcher … Drove in first career run against Ohio State (Mar. 2) in the LeClair Classic on a sac fly … Batted .183 (13-for-71) with six RBI and eight runs scored … Recorded first collegiate hit against Marshall (Mar. 8) in game one of doubleheader singling to left field to start the seventh frame … Drew 10 walks while striking out 11 times … Ranked second on the team with six hit by pitches … Tied for second on the team with seven sac flies … Lone game-winning RBI came in the series finale at No. 12 Rice helping the Pirates to their first-ever series win over the Owls … Laced a 2-2 offering off Matt Ditman through the left side in the top of the ninth scoring Joshua Lovick for the eventual game-winning run … Registered lone multi-hit game against UMBC (Mar. 28) in game one of doubleheader where he also scored a pair of runs … Legged out lone extra base hit (double) at Charlotte … Scored game-winning run in opening contest of Conference USA Championships against Southern Miss (9-8) in the top of the 11th on Hunter Allen’s bases loaded walk … Batted. 500 (4-for-8) during season-long three-game hit streak where he drove in two runs and scored a pair … Reached base safely in five-straight games from April 4-17 … Closed out the season having reached base safely in four consecutive games … ECU posted a 14-12 record in games which he started behind the dish … Scored a season-high two runs twice (Tulane, UMBC) … Drew a career-best three walks against UNC Greensboro (Mar. 11) … Recorded double-digit putouts three times with a career-high 18 against Middle Tennessee (April 17) … Had five or more putouts 16 times … Credited with a career-best five assists against Western Kentucky (Feb. 28) in the LeClair Classic … Scored at least one run in six contests … Collected at least one hit in 12 games and at least one walk on eight occasions … Committed one error in 205 chances for a .995 fielding percentage … Recorded 176 putouts, 28 assists and helped turn two double plays … Threw out 12 would-be base stealers … Batted primarily in the seventh through ninth spots in the lineup … Recorded four two-out RBI to rank fourth among returning players in 2015 … In league play, started 15 of 20 games batting .214 (9-for-42) with four RBI and five runs scored … Appeared in all three postseason games making a pair of starts.
2014 Summer: Played alongside currnt ECU teammate Kirk Morgan and former Pirate Cam Snow for the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League … A mid-season All-Star selection that batted .268 (22-for-82) with a home run, eight doubles and 10 RBI … Scored a team second-best 16 runs and drew 16 free passes … For second-straight summer helped the Copperheads claim the league title.
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) … Majoring in recreation and park management with a minor in business administration … Two-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll (Fall 2014, Fall 2015) … Named to 2014-15 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.