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Tyler Davis

Position RHP
Height 6'1''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Springville, Calif.
High School Porterville
B/T Jr./2L

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Walt Houck Newcomer of the Year

2018, Senior season
Started three of the 26 games he played in making 23 relief appearances … Pitched 42 and a 1/3 innings with two losses, one save and 41 strikeouts … Made season debut against Murray State (2/17), where he matched his career high in strikeouts (4) … Pitched three and 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against then-No. 20 St. John’s (3/10) to pick up his first-career save, where he faced one batter over the minimum and matched his personal best in strikeouts (4) … Made back-to-back starts on the bump at Texas (3/16) and at Baylor (3/23) in the absence of Jackson Goddard … Tossed three and 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Morehead State (3/29).

2017, Junior season
Appeared in 15 games … Pitched 13 innings, allowing 15 earned runs (10.38 ERA) … Made two relief appearances during opening weekend … Pitched two and 1/3 innings of relief at then-No. 23 Stanford (2/25) … Saw 2/3 inning against Omaha (3/8) … Made a relief appearance against Texas (3/31) … Tossed two scoreless innings of relief at West Virginia (4/8) with three strikeouts … Earned first win of season against Wichita State (4/11).

2016, Sophomore season
Made 18 appearances with two starts … Recorded a 5.40 ERA, allowing 26 earned runs over 43 1/3 innings of work … Pitched three innings out of the bullpen against Northern Colorado (2/22), striking out two batters … Gave up season-high three runs vs. BYU (3/5) … Tied then-season-high two strikeouts vs. Murray State (3/15) … Pitched a scoreless one and 1/3 innings at Stanford (3/19) … Made Big 12 debut in relief appearance against West Virginia (3/26) … Tied season-high two strikeouts vs. Benedictine (3/30) … Pitched a career-high five innings and struck out a career-high three batters at Texas (4/15) … Pitched two scoreless innings at Samford (4/22) … Made first-career start vs. Grand Canyon (4/26) … Pitched three and 2/3 scoreless innings at Minnesota after the Gophers scored nine runs in two innings.

2015, Freshman season
Made an appearance in three games for the Jayhawks … Made his career debut versus Oregon State (2/22) … Recorded his first-career strikeout against Missouri State (3/24) … Worked a career-high one and 2/3 innings at Northwestern (5/6).

2014, Redshirt season
Redshirted the 2014 season.

Porterville HS
Four-year letterwinner for head coach AJ Watts and the Panthers … Named All-East Yosemite League (EYL) his sophomore, junior and senior years, in addition to All-Orange Belt honors … Orange Belt Player of the Year as a senior … EYL Pitcher of the Year as a senior … All-Tulare County as a junior … Batted .321 in his career with 13 doubles, a triple and 36 RBIs … Best season at the plate came in 2013 when he hit .410 with four doubles … On the bump, compiled a career record of 12-2 in 97 innings pitched and a 2.16 ERA … Tallied 118 strikeouts in four years against 404 batters … Held opponents to a .152 batting average and a .309 on-base percentage … Four-year scholar athlete with a  3.5 GPA and earned Golden State Seal Merit Diploma at graduation.

Personal
Born in Yuba City, California … Son of Bret and Lisa Davis … Father played college baseball at New Mexico and in the Seattle Mariners’ organization … Mother played volleyball at De Anza Community College where she earned All-Golden Gate Conference honors … Sister, Tori, played volleyball at Porterville Community College where she earned All-Central Valley Conference honors … Majoring in communications.