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Anthony Lyons
Anthony  Lyons

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
Arlington Martin

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 240

Position:
OF

Experience:
1L


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Game-by-Game Stats - 2014 | Photo Gallery - 2014

CAREER HIGHS (entering 2015 season)
Games Played (Season): 33 (2014)
Games Started (Season): 19 (2014)
At-Bats: 6 2x, at Dallas Baptist (5/6/14)*
Runs: 3, at Dallas Baptist (5/6/14)
Hits: 5, at Dallas Baptist (5/6/14)
RBI: 2, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)
Doubles: 1 2x, at Dallas Baptist (5/6/14)*
Triples: None
Home Runs: None
Walks: 2, at Stephen F. Austin (2/27/14)
Strikeouts: 2 3x, at Miami (Fla.) (6/1/14)*
Stolen Bases: 1, vs. Dallas Baptist (4/15/14)
Hit Streak: 2 games 2x (5/6-5/21/14)*
* Indicates most recent high

SUMMER 2014
Played for the Newport Gulls in the New England Collegiate League... played in 15 games batting .189 (7-for-37) with four runs, a double, two RBI, four walks, .216 slugging percentage and .279 on-base percentage... team went 25-17 overall and finished in second place in the NECBL Southern Division.

2014 (Freshman)
Played in 33 games (19 starts) starting 10 games at designated hitter and nine games in left field... batted eight-hole seven times, seven-hole five times, two-hole four times, leadoff twice and six-hole once... batted .286 (20-for-70) with 10 runs, two doubles, eight RBI, six walks, 1-for-1 stolen bases, .314 slugging percentage, .342 on-base percentage and fielded .900 (9 putouts, 0 assists, 1 error)... fourth among Red Raider freshmen in starts (19)... Red Raiders went 14-5 in games he started... BIG 12 RANKINGS: tied for league lead for most sacrifices in a single game (3, vs. New Mexico State)... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS... in 12 games (7 starts) batted .280 (7-for-25) with two runs and four RBI... DURING BIG 12 PLAY... in seven games (2 starts) batted .100 (1-for-10) with a run and two walks... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP... in one game (1 start) batted .500 (2-for-4) with two singles... NCAA TOURNAMENT... in three games (1 start) batted .250 (1-for-4) with a run, RBI and two sacrifices... NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES... in two games (0 starts) came off the bench twice as a pinch hitter and delivered an RBI single and a sacrifice fly while also scoring a run... HOME GAMES... in 18 games (10 starts) batted .257 (9-for-35) with five runs, a double and six RBI... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES... in 15 games (9 starts) batted .314 (11-for-35) with five runs, a double, two RBI and five walks with a .390 on-base percentage... SITUATIONAL: batted .333 (3-for-9) as a pinch hitter... second on the team in pinch-hit base hits (Alec Humphreys - 4)... posted two two-out RBI... MISCELLANEOUS: two game-tying RBI... two infield base hits... one game-winning RBI... recorded three multi-hit games, including a three-hit game and a five-hit performance... had one multiple RBI game... HIT STREAK: season-long two-game hit streak... REACHING BASE SAFELY: reached base safely in a season-high three consecutive games... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made career debut as a pinch hitter/defensive replacement on Opening Day going 0-for-1 against No. 3 Indiana (2/14)... tallied first career base hit and first career multi-hit game going 3-for-4 with an RBI and walk against No. 3 Indiana (2/15)... became the first Red Raider freshman with three hits during first career start since 2011 (David Paiz)... tallied first career pinch-hit base hit with a single to left field in the eighth inning during Tech's 4-1 win over Oral Roberts (2/23)... went 1-for-3 with a run scored, season-high two RBI and posted first career extra-base hit with a double against Abilene Christian (4/8)... had a career day going 5-for-6 with a season-high three runs, season-high five hits and a double at Dallas Baptist (5/6) during an 18-3 victory... made Big 12 Championship debut going 2-for-4 as the starting DH against No. 19 Texas (5/21)... sparked a two-run eighth inning for the Red Raiders against No. 2 TCU (6/15) at the CWS with a pinch-hit single to left field - then advancing to second on a fielding error - and moving a runner from first to third base... the next batter, Tyler Neslony, scored both Lyons and pinch runner Zach Davis to give Tech a 2-1 lead... scored team's only run in the top of the ninth inning against No. 4 Ole Miss (6/17) at the CWS with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly scoring pinch runner Zach Davis to tie the game, 1-1... batted .476 (10-for-21) with four runs and two RBI during his last 10 games of the season... member of the 2014 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
A two-year varsity letterwinner at Arlington Martin High School for head coach Curt Culbertson... as a senior batted .392 with 15 doubles, six triples, four home runs and 43 RBI... earned first team all-district... named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star team... also selected to play in the North Texas All-Star Game... helped team to a 36-8-1 overall record in 2013 while winning a district championship and reaching the state semifinals... Perfect Game Honorable Mention Preseason High School Underclassmen All-America in 2012... First Team 4-5A All-District as a junior... helped team to a 36-6 overall record in 2012 while making a state semifinals appearance... perhaps top performance as a junior came against Fort Worth Paschal recording seven RBI with a grand slam... played summer baseball for the Arlington A's for coaches Dave Acton, Andy Adams and Mike Bacsik... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Baylor, Arkansas, LSU, Arizona State, Rice, TCU, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.

PERSONAL
Anthony Dwain Lyons... born May 8, 1995, in Arlington, Texas... son of Anthony, Sr. and Kathleen Lyons... has a younger sister, Jasmine... father, Anthony, Sr., played football at UT Arlington... uncle, Kenneth Lyons, is arguably the greatest men's basketball player in North Texas history... holds career, season and game scoring records at UNT while averaging 21 points and nine rebounds per game and is the school's only two-time All-American during a standout career (1980-83)... was a second round NBA Draft selection by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1983 ... a biology major at Texas Tech.


Lyons had a pinch-hit single in the College World Series against TCU and the following game drove in a run with a sacrifice fly against Ole Miss.
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