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Hard-throwing lefthander that will look to earn a spot at the front of the weekend rotation ... One of four lefties on the team ... 2011: Did not play during sophomore season.
2010: Appeared in one game out of the bullpen ... Allowed three runs (all earned) on four hits in 1.1 innings ... Stuck out one and walked two posting 20.25 ERA ... Made collegiate debut against No. 2 Virginia (2/21) ... 2010 Summer: Played alongside teammates Bryan Bass and Chris Gosik for the Laconia Muskrats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) ... Named East Divisional All-Star and second-team All-NECBL ... Led the league with 53 strikeouts and ranked eighth in ERA (1.97) ... Started seven games and made a pair of relief appearances on his way to a 2-2 record.
Northern Nash High School: Drafted in the 50th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Cleveland Indians (pick 1,505) ... Two-sport athlete that has received six varsity letters (baseball/4, football/2) ... Named team captain as a junior and senior by former Pirate and Knights head coach Eddie Loesner ... Sported a 0.48 ERA with 135 strikeouts, 29 walks in 73.0 innings as a senior ... Appeared in 13 games (12 starts) posting a 10-2 record with eight complete games, seven shutouts and allowed just eight runs (five earned) on 26 hits ... At the plate played in 27 games batting .346 (27-for-78) with three home runs, 19 RBI, eight doubles, triple and 14 runs scored ... Earned 3A All-State honors ... Heading into senior season was listed by several media outlets as the top left-hander in North Carolina ... Guided the Knights to a four-year 64-32 record which included the 2007 conference title ... Selected to Easter All-Tournament, all-area and all-conference teams, as well as a State Games Participant during sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... As a freshman, posted a 3-2 record with 34 strikeouts and a 1.39 ERA ... Recorded double-digit wins (10-2) as a sophomore where he fanned a career-best 128 batters ... Named Rocky Mount Telegram's Area Pitcher-of-the-Year and was an all-state performer ... Ranked as the No. 8 prospect in North Carolina by Impact Baseball and No. 233 nationally by Perfect Game heading into senior season at Northern Nash ... Member of the 2008 Impact Baseball's Dream Team (N.C.) ... Played fall baseball for the Dirtbags under head coach Andy Partin ... Received three academic letters (freshman, sophomore and junior) ... Personal: Full name is Tyler Alan Joyner ... Born Sept. 18, 1990 in Rocky Mount, N.C. ... Son of Ricky and Debbie Joyner ... Has two siblings (Ashley and Leah) ... Intended major is business.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 1.1 vs. Virginia (2/21/10); strikeouts: 1 vs. Virginia (2/21/10); walks: 2 vs. Virginia (2/21/10); hits: 4 vs. Virginia (2/21/10); runs: 3 vs. Virginia (2/21/10); earned runs: 3 vs. Virginia (2/21/10).