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Tyler Neslony
Tyler  Neslony

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Corpus Christi, Texas

High School:
Calallen

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L


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Career Stats
Game-by-Game Stats - 2014 | Photo Gallery - 2014
Game-by-Game Stats - 2013 | Photo Gallery - 2013

CAREER HIGHS (entering 2015 season)
Games Played (Season): 45 (2014)
Games Started (Season): 43 (2014)
At-Bats: 5 10x, at Miami (Fla.) (6/2/14)*
Runs: 3 2x, vs. Prairie View A&M (4/19/14)*
Hits: 4, vs. Oklahoma (5/22/14)
RBI: 4 3x, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)*
Doubles: 2 2x, at Oklahoma State (4/6/14)*
Triples: 1 6x, vs. TCU (6/15/14)*
Home Runs: 1 4x, vs. Oklahoma (4/26/14)*
Walks: 3, at Miami (Fla.) (6/1/14)
Strikeouts: 2 2x, at Miami (Fla.) (6/2/14)*
Stolen Bases: 1 2x, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)*
Hit Streak: 19 games (4/17-5/30/14)
* Indicates most recent high

CAREER
Played in 65 games (53 starts) while batting .343 (70-for-204) with 33 runs, 16 doubles, six triples, four home runs, 41 RBI, 110 total bases, 27 walks, only 21 strikeouts, 2-for-3 stolen bases, .539 slugging percentage, .426 on-base percentage and fielded .986 (67 putouts, 4 assists, 1 error)... recorded 22 multi-hit games, including one three-hit game and one four-hit performance... posted 10 multiple RBI games, including two three-RBI games and three four-RBI contests... has four game-winning RBI... TEXAS TECH RANKINGS: broke school record for career triples in the NCAA Tournament (2)... tied for fourth in batting average (.358) during Big 12 games... DURING BIG 12 PLAY... in 23 games (20 starts) batted .358 (29-for-81) with 11 runs, nine doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI, five walks, only seven strikeouts, .543 slugging percentage and .404 on-base percentage.

2014 (Sophomore)
Gregg Olson National Breakout Player of the Year Finalist (1-of-12)... ABCA All-Midwest Region Second Team... All-Big 12 First Team (Waco Tribune-Herald)... All-Big 12 Second Team (Coaches)... played in 45 games (43 starts) starting 40 games in left field and three games in center field... batted three-hole 33 times, six-hole six times and cleanup three times... batted .375 (60-for-160) with 29 runs, 12 doubles, six triples, four home runs (2 grand slams), 34 RBI, 96 total bases, 20 walks, only 16 strikeouts, 2-for-3 stolen bases, .600 slugging percentage and .454 on-base percentage while fielding .984 (57 putouts, 4 assists, 1 error)... led team in batting, triples, slugging percentage and on-base percentage... highest batting average by a Red Raider since 2006 (Matt Smith - .377)... hit safely in 37-of-43 starts... became the first Red Raider with two grand slams in a season since 2008 (Roger Kieschnick)... became the first Red Raider with two grand slams in a week since 2004 (Cameron Blair)... NCAA RANKINGS: 20th in triples (6)... 25th in slugging percentage (.600)... 33rd in batting average (.375)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: led league in batting (.375)... led the league in slugging percentage (.600)... second in triples (6)... second in on-base percentage (.454)... first Red Raider in school history to lead the Big 12 in batting... TEXAS TECH RANKINGS: broke school record for most triples in an NCAA Tournament (2)... tied school record for most hits in a Big 12 Championship game (4)... tied school record for most walks in a Big 12 Championship game (2)... tied school record for most walks in an NCAA Tournament game (3, at No. 3 Miami)... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS... in 19 games (18 starts) batted .323 (21-for-65) with nine runs, four doubles, three triples, one home run, 11 RBI, nine walks, only eight strikeouts, .523 slugging percentage and .413 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 PLAY... in 17 games (17 starts) batted .377 (26-for-69) with 10 runs, eight doubles, two home runs, nine RBI, .580 slugging percentage and .419 on-base percentage... led team in batting, slugging percentage and on-base percentage during Big 12 play... led the Big 12 in slugging percentage (.580) during Big 12 play... second in batting average (.377) during Big 12 play... tied for third in doubles (8) during Big 12 play... fifth in on-base percentage (.419) during Big 12 play... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP... in two games (2 starts) batted .750 (6-for-8) with two runs, a double, two RBI, two walks, .875 slugging percentage and .800 on-base percentage... led all players at the Big 12 Championship in batting (.750, 6-for-8)... NCAA TOURNAMENT... in eight games (8 starts) batted .207 (6-for-29) with two triples, three RBI and four walks with a .303 on-base percentage... NCAA LUBBOCK SUPER REGIONAL... in two games (2 starts) batted .286 (2-for-7) with a run, triple and RBI with a .571 slugging percentage... in two 1-0 victories, drove in the game-winning run in game one and scored the game-winning run in game two while leading Texas Tech to its first-ever trip to the College World Series in Omaha... HOME GAMES... in 26 games (24 starts) batted .381 (32-for-84) with 20 runs, six doubles, three triples, four home runs, 24 RBI, 11 walks, only six strikeouts, .667 slugging percentage and .464 on-base percentage... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES... in 19 games (19 starts) batted .368 (28-for-76) with nine runs, six doubles, three triples, 10 RBI, nine walks, .526 slugging percentage and .442 on-base percentage... led team in batting, triples and on-base percentage in road/neutral site games... SITUATIONAL: led team batting .481 (38-for-79) with runners on base... batted .750 (3-for-4) with the bases loaded... batted .500 (1-for-2) as a pinch hitter... led team batting .558 (24-for-43) with runners in scoring position... best batting average by a Red Raider with runners in scoring position (min. 20 AB) in over 13 years... led team batting .382 (21-for-55) with two outs... best batting average by a Red Raider with two outs since 2009 (Taylor Ashby, .400)... posted 11 two-out RBI... MISCELLANEOUS: led team with eight go-ahead RBI... two game-tying RBI... three infield base hits... led team with three outfield assists... one bunt base hit... four game-winning RBI... recorded 19 multi-hit games, including one three-hit game and one four-hit game... notched nine multiple RBI games, including one three-RBI game and three four-RBI contests... HIT STREAK: season-long 19-game hit streak (4/17-5/30) batting .432 (32-for-74) with 12 runs, six doubles, two triples, two home runs, 14 RBI, 10 walks, only seven strikeouts, .649 slugging percentage and .506 on-base percentage with 11 multi-hit games... marked the longest hit streak by a Big 12 player during the season... marked the longest hit streak by a Red Raider since 2004 (Cameron Blair - 20)... REACHING BASE SAFELY: reached base safely in a season-high 37 consecutive games... marked the longest reaching base safely streak by a Red Raider since 2010-11 (Jamodrick McGruder - 39)... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... in second game of the season went 1-for-4 with first career grand slam against No. 3 Indiana (2/15)... exactly one week later hit second grand slam going 2-for-4 against Oral Roberts (2/22)... missed four weeks (Feb. 23-Mar. 24) due to an injured right hand... OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES: led team batting .538 (7-for-13) with three runs, three doubles, .769 slugging percentage and .571 on-base percentage... posted three straight multi-hit games against No. 20 Oklahoma State in Stillwater... went 2-for-3 in game one against OSU (4/4)... went 2-for-5 with two runs and a double in game two (4/5)... went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in the series finale at OSU (4/6)... posted four straight multi-hit games (3 vs. OSU) going 2-for-4 with three runs, a triple and four RBI against Abilene Christian (4/8)... OKLAHOMA SERIES: batted .545 (6-for-11) with five runs, a double, two home runs and three RBI with 1.182 slugging percentage and .643 on-base percentage... recorded five straight multi-hit games, including all three games of the Oklahoma series (Game 1: 2-for-4... Game 2: 2-for-4, 2 RBI... Game 3: 2-for-3, 2 R) and at Oral Roberts (2-for-5) and Kansas (2-for-4)... became the first Red Raider with five straight multi-hit games since 2012 (McGruder, 6)... went 2-for-4 with two runs, a triple, two walks and three RBI at Dallas Baptist (5/6)... went 4-for-5 with a run, double and two RBI against Oklahoma (5/22) in the Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City... hit safely in 5-of-8 NCAA Tournament games.

SUMMER 2013
Played for the Leesburg Lightning in the Florida Collegiate League... helped team to a 25-14 overall record and second-place finish in the league standings... team played in the league tournament championship game at the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla... led team and finished third in the league batting .346 (45-for-130) with 17 runs, four doubles, 19 RBI and 27 walks... turned six double plays from the outfield... second in the league in both hits and walks... named Florida Collegiate League All-Star (starter)... finished summer on an 11-game hit streak while batting .390 (16-for-41) with six RBI... had 15 multi-hit games.

2013 (Freshman)
Played in 20 games (10 starts) starting nine games in right field and one at designated hitter... batted eight-hole five times, two-hole twice, five-hole twice and seven-hole once... batted .227 (10-for-44) with four runs, four doubles, seven RBI, 14 total bases, seven walks, .318 slugging percentage and .327 on-base percentage while fielding 1.000 (10 putouts, 0 assists, 0 errors)... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS... played in four games (0 starts) batted .333 (1-for-3) with a run, double and walk... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... played in six games (3 starts) batted .250 (3-for-12) with a run, double, RBI and two walks... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP... played in one game (0 starts) recording one walk going 0-for-0 at the plate... HOME GAMES... played in nine games (4 starts) batted .063 (1-for-16) with a run, two RBI and three walks... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES... played in 11 games (6 starts) batted .321 (9-for-28) with three runs, four doubles, five RBI, four walks, .464 slugging percentage and .394 on-base percentage... SITUATIONAL: batted .143 (1-for-7) as a pinch hitter... one of seven Red Raiders with a base hit as a pinch hitter... had one two-out RBI... MISCELLANEOUS: two go-ahead RBI... one game-tying RBI... one infield hit... recorded two game-winning RBI (doubled down the right field line in the sixth inning helping Tech to an 8-6 win at FIU on Feb. 26... had RBI fielder's choice in the second inning helping Tech to a 3-0 shutout over La Salle on Mar. 2)... posted three multi-hit games... notched one multiple RBI game - which was a three RBI contest... HIT STREAK: recorded a season-long three-game hit streak (2/23-2/26)... REACHING BASE SAFELY... reached base safely in a season-high four consecutive games... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made career debut as a pinch hitter going 0-for-1 against Northern Colorado (2/16) with a strikeout... went 2-for-4 with a run scored, walk and RBI recording first career hit and first career multi-hit game at UCF (2/23) at the UCF Tournament in Orlando... went 2-for-5 with a season-high two runs, two doubles and three RBI at FIU (2/26)... made first career Big 12 start (right field) going 1-for-4 with a double at Kansas State (4/6)... posted first career Big 12 multi-hit game going 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI at Kansas State (4/7)... recorded first career pinch hit base hit going 1-for-1 with a double at No. 13 Arizona State (5/15).

HIGH SCHOOL
A three-year varsity letterwinner at Calallen High School for head coach Steve Chapman... as a senior earned first team all-state, first team all-district, first team All-South Texas... batted .430 with 12 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 26 RBI... helped lead team to a district championship in 2012 with a 33-2 overall record... team was ranked No. 1 in the country during the middle of the season... as a junior batted .390 with 19 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 50 RBI... named first team all-district and second team all-state as a junior... as a sophomore batted .370 with 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 21 RBI... named second team all-district in 2010... team was a state finalist in both 2010 and 2011... high school program went 105-15 during his three seasons... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Texas A&M.

PERSONAL
Tyler Kennedy Neslony... born February 13, 1994, in Corpus Christi, Texas... son of Lawrence and Robbie Neslony... has three older siblings, Robert, Travis and Peyton... brother, Travis, played baseball at Laredo Community College and UT-Pan American... a business major at Texas Tech.


Neslony became the first player in Texas Tech history to lead the Big 12 in batting (.375) in 2014 while batting .558 (24-for-43) with runners in scoring position.

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