Appeared in 57 games with 26 starts heading into his junior season ... a career .280 hitter (33-for-114) ... recorded four doubles, 13 RBI, a .325 slugging percentage, nine walks, a .341 on-base percentage and 18 runs scored ... IN BIG 12 PLAY
... seen action in 17 games, including four starts ... hit .207 against conference foes with a RBI, two walks and two runs scored ... posted a .207 slugging percentage and .258 on-base percentage.
AT NCAA CONVENTION
One of 15 student-athletes nationwide selected to attend and vote at each of the past two NCAA Conventions ... represents one of three Big 12 student-athletes to represent the conference ... able to vote and discuss national issues with administrators from across the country during autonomy session ... attended the 2014 NCAA Convention in Washington D.C. and the 2015 event held in San Antonio, Texas ... the 2014 convention was best known for establishing cost of attendance measures for student-athletes ... was the first student-athlete to ever address the convention in 2014 ... helped pass legislation at 2015 convention that will allow high school baseball players to utilize agents when negotiating with major league franchises.
Appeared in eight games for the Menlo Park Legends of the California Collegiate League ... hit .143 for the summer (4-for28) with a double, three RBI, 10 walks and six runs scored ... team closed the league with a 28-19 overall record.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Appeared in 24 games while making seven starts ... six of his starts came as the designated hitter ... lone other start came in right field ... hit .295 overall (13-for-44) with two doubles, five RBI, three walks, a stolen base and eight runs scored ... posted a .341 slugging percentage and .340 on-base percentage ... recorded one error in six fielding chances ... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS ... appeared in seven games against top-25 foes (two starts) ... batted .231 overall (3-for-13) ... all three hits were singles ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... saw action in 10 games while making two starts ... hit .263 overall (5-for-19) with a RBI and a run scored ... all five hits were singles ... AT BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ... inserted as a pinch hitter against Baylor in only appearance during tournament ... reached on an error and later came across to score ... HOME GAMES ... compiled a .345 average (10-for-29) in 14 games at home (five starts) ... recorded a pair of doubles, a RBI, a stolen base and five runs scored while posting a .414 slugging percentage ... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES ... was a .154 hitter (2-for-13) in nine games (two starts) ... drove in three runs while recording a pair of walks and scoring twice as well ... SITUATIONAL ... was 5-for-16 overall (.313 average) as a pinch hitter ... led the team in pinch hit base hits and opportunities ... hit .429 overall (6-for-14) with two outs in the inning ... MISCELLANEOUS ... posted one multiple-hit game and one multiple-RBI performance ... HIT STREAK: recorded a career-high six game hit streak (March 24-April 3) ... REACHED BASE STREAK: reached safely in six-straight games (March 24-April 3) ... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... made season debut as a pinch hitter against Nevada (2/17) ... best performance on the year came with a 2-for-3 showing at New Mexico (3/31) ... broke his career high with three RBI against the Lobos ... drove in runs as a pinch hitter against both Kansas (3/29) and Abilene Christian (4/21).
CAREER HIGHS (entering 2016 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: 3, at New Mexico (3/31/15)
Doubles: 1, 4x, vs. Grand Canyon (4/29/15)*
Home Runs: None
Walks: 2, at Stephen F. Austin (2/27/14)
Strikeouts: 2, 7x, vs. Grand Canyon (4/29/15)*
Stolen Bases: 1, twice, vs. New Mexico State (3/10/15)*
Hit Streak: 6 games (March 24-April 3, 2015)
* Indicates most recent high
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.
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.
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.
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 ... an accounting major at Texas Tech.