The Eagles open on Friday at the Country Inn and Suites Elon Invitational
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013)
Made five appearances on the mound, two as a pinch hitter and one at first base before a knee injury cut short season ... recorded two saves for the Eagles ... combined for the 2-0 shutout against Georgia State (3/2), earning the save by striking out all three batters faced in the ninth ... did not allow a hit or run, struck out one and walked one in an innings of work against the Panthers (3/1) in the first game of the series ... tallied first career save at Elon (2/16), pitching the final 1.1 innings, allowing one hit, no walks or runs and striking out one ...tallied one hit in five at bats, pinch hitting at USF (3/6) and recording a single.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012)
Made 15 appearances out of the bullpen and one start ... also appeared in 25 games as a position player, including 16 starts at first base ... PITCHING: Recorded a 4.50 ERA with 15 strikeouts over 22.0 innings ... allowed 33 hits, 15 runs - 11 earned - and 12 walks ... of the 33 hits, only six were for extra bases and all were doubles ... tallied a pick off in first career start at NC State (4/21)... did not allow a run or walk in four straight appearances (2.2 IP), from April 7 to 20, striking out two and allowing just two hits ... struck out a career-high four and did not allow a run or walk with just two hits in 2.1 innings against Georgia Tech (2/23) ... earned first career win at UCF (2/25), going 2.0 innings, allowing two hits without a walk or run, and striking out one ... made first career appearance at Coast Carolina (2/18), allowing one hit and striking out two in 1.0 inning. HITTING: Tallied a .349 batting average in 63 at bats ... scored 12 runs, drove in 10 and recorded 22 hits ... registered a .429 slugging percentage and a .446 on-base percentage ... recorded seven multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games ... finished the season on a five-game hitting streak, tallying eight hits, two runs and three RBIs ... reached base safely in the last 11 games of the season ... went 2-for-5 with first career triple in the two games played against Duke (5/17-18) ... drove in two and scored a run on a 3-for-5 day against Fordham (5/13) ... went 2-for-3 with a run in the first game against the Rams (5/12) ... scored three runs on a 2-for-3 day at Northeastern (5/1) ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI against Dartmouth (4/25) ... turned in another 2-for-3 performance, with one run and two RBIs at Northeastern (3/27) ... drove in the game-tying run with the bases loaded to set the Eagles up for the walk-off win against Georgia Tech (3/24) ... registered first collegiate double on a 2-for-4 day, plating one, in first career start at Florida Gulf Coast (3/1) ... tallied first career hit and RBI, knocking in two to put the Eagles ahead in the top of the ninth, in first appearance at UCF (2/26).
All-Group 3 first-team selection and played in the Carpenter Cup Classic ... played for Tri-State Arsenal and led them to a national championship ... named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Northeast Region All-High School Senior second team.
Enrolled as an applied psychology and human development major in the Lynch School of Education ... Tyler is the younger of Lorraine and Michael Hinchliffe's two sons ... born October 17, 1992.