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  Tyler Oliver

Tyler Oliver

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, GA

High School:
Collins Hill

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R

2009: Made a team-high 24 appearences on the mound, starting twice ... Finished season 2-5 in 35 1/3 innings ... Struck out 17 and walked 26 ... Had 10 scoreless appearances ... Posted a 5.19 ERA in 17 1/3 innings on the road ... Had four straight outings without an earned run, capped by pitching 4 2/3 innings in relief to help Upstate to a 4-3 win at Charlotte (3/17) ... Walked three and struck out three in appearance, allowing two ninth-inning unearned runs ... Picked up win in 1/3 inning of relief against North Florida (5/9) ... Earned win in only A-Sun start of his career, pitching 5 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs in 7-4 win over Campbell (5/14) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2008: Moved to the bullpen, appearing in a team-high 22 games ... Second on the team with three saves ... Added a 2-3 record in 26 innings to go with 7.62 ERA ... Posted a 1-0 record and a 2.38 ERA in nine appearances and 11 1/3 innings at night ... Saw ERA drop from 9.64 to 3.43 over course of 12-appearance span in which he threw 16 1/3 innings, allowing just 14 hits and three earned runs (1.65 ERA) from March 11 to April 8 ... Won a game and saved three in that span ... Got one out for first career save against UNC Asheville (3/18) ... Pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run against Presbyterian for second save (3/26) ... Won first game in relief with two innings of one-hit, one-run ball against Jacksonville (3/28) ... Threw 2/3 innings of perfect ball for save against High Point (4/2) ... Picked up second win with 2/3 innings of shutout ball at Belmont (4/26).

2007: Saw action in 13 games and started eight, finishing with a 1-4 record and 6.35 ERA ... Tossed 34 innings, walking 27 and striking out 18 ... Pitched career-high five innings of shutout ball to pick up first career win, 16-0, over Newberry (2/20) ... Team was 4-4 in games he started ... Posted a 2.90 ERA in 6 2/3 innings of relief work, appearing in five games out of the bullpen ... Allowed two or fewer runs in five of his starts ... Posted 3.00 ERA and 1-1 record in seven appearances in Harley Park. High School: Played for Paul Pierce at Collins Hill High ... Was an honorable mention selection on the Region 7-AAAA team as a senior, helping the team to the state semifinals ... Earned all-county honors as a senior, going 10-2 with a 2.89 ERA and going 3-1 during the Eagles' run to the semifinals ... Posted a 3.09 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 34 innings as a junior ... Earned Georgia Dugout Player of the Week as a senior ... Graduated with honors.

Personal: Born Sept. 14, 1987 ... Son of Lance and Donna Chapman ... Has three siblings, Bryant, Lance and Taylor ... Majoring in business administration ... Enjoys widdling beachwood ... Favorite restaurant is Moe's ... Favorite movie is "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" ... Favorite actor is Brad Pitt ... Favorite TV show is "Lost" ... Favorite musical group is Hootie & The Blowfish ... Favorite baseball player is John Smoltz ... Hero growing up was Ken Griffey, Jr... Dresm job is to be a stay at home dad.

 
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