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Tyler Lyons

School

Oklahoma State University

Position
Pitcher
Major
Sports Management
AVG
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R
-
H
-
FLD%
-
ERA
6.06
W-L
3-6
RBI
-

Classroom

Lyons is a member of the Oklahoma State President’s Honor Roll for achieving a 4.0 grade point average. Three times he has won the OSU Academic Achievement Award and he is a three-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He has been on both the first and second teams of the All-Big 12 Academic Honor Roll and was an ESPN the Magazine Academic all-district team.

Character

Lyons is a great leader on the team who is tough and wants the ball in his hands in the big games. He was a 10th round draft pick of the New York Yankees in June and decided to return to school for his senior year, bypassing thousands of dollars, to help his team and continue to work towards his degree.

Community

For the Humane Society, Lyons volunteered and did things such as help care for the animals, clean up, walk dogs, etc. He helped with fundraising efforts with Relay for Life here on campus. He’s also volunteered with the Into The Streets program, which does volunteer work in the Stillwater community helping people fix up their houses. He and his teammates have also recently volunteered with Coaches vs. Cancer by spending time and mentoring several children with cancer.

Competition

Lyons’ baseball awards include: all-Big 12 Second Team in 2008, Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2009 and NCAA Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team in 2009 and Stillwater Regional All-Tournament team in 2008. He led OSU in wins in 2008 (12) and 2009 (7) and has led OSU in innings pitched each of last two seasons. His 12 wins in 2008 ranked fourth nationally and was eighth-most in a single season in school history. Lyons pitched for Team USA during the summer of 2008 and was 2-0 with 17 strikeouts in 14 innings. He made 11 appearances for Team USA and did not allow an earned run. He was part of a Team USA club that led the United States to a 24-0 record and a gold medal at the FISU World Championships. Lyons enters his senior season with 19 career wins, three shy of entering the top 10 on OSU’s all-time list. He won his first three starts of the 2009 season, giving him a win in 13 straight decisions dating back to the 2008 season.