Appeared in 120 games over three seasons while making 108 starts ... a career .313 hitter with 33 doubles, eight triples, 10 home runs, 76 RBI, 54 walks, eight hit-by-pitches, five sacrifice flies and 66 runs scored ... is 4-for-6 in stolen base attempts ... posted a .498 slugging percentage and a .396 on-base percentage ... fielded at a .982 percentage after recording just three errors in 166 chances ... totaled 10 outfield assists ... posted 41 multiple-hit games, including four three-hit performances and two four-hit games ... recorded 17 multiple-RBI games, including five three-RBI performances and three four-RBI contests ... has nine game-winning RBI ... AMONG ACTIVE RED RAIDERS
... leads all active players for slugging percentage and triples ... ranks among top three in most other offensive categories ... AMONG ACTIVE BIG 12 PLAYERS
... leads all returning conference players in slugging percentage ... ranks second in doubles, tied for third in triples, fourth in batting average and RBI and fifth for hits, walks and total bases ... IN TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK
... already snapped the school record for career triples in the NCAA Tournament (2) ... DURING BIG 12 PLAY
... played in 47 games which includes 44 starts ... compiled a .309 average against league foes ... recorded 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 24 RBI, 16 walks, four hit-by-pitches, three sacrifice flies and 21 runs scored ... a perfect 1-for-1 on stolen base attempts ... tallied just two errors in 65 chances for a .969 fielding percentage.
CAREER HIGHS (entering 2016 season)
Games Played (Season): 55 (2015)
Games Started (Season): 55 (2015)
At-Bats: 5, 29x, vs. Baylor (5/22/15)*
Runs: 3, 3x, at San Diego State (3/14/15)*
Hits: 4, twice, at San Diego State (3/14/15)*
RBI: 4, 3x, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)*
Doubles: 2, 5x, vs. Baylor (5/22/15)*
Triples: 1, 8x, at West Virginia (5/14/15)*
Home Runs: 1, 10x, vs. Oklahoma State (4/26/15)*
Walks: 3, 3x, vs. Grand Canyon (4/29/15)*
Strikeouts: 4, at Cal State Fullerton (3/6/15)
Stolen Bases: 1, 4x, vs. TCU (5/21/15)*
Hit Streak: 19 games (4/17-5/30/14)
* Indicates most recent high
Played for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate League ... hit .341 for the summer (30-for-88) with two doubles, four triples, 15 RBI, nine walks, four stolen bases and 18 runs scored ...compiled a .455 slugging percentage and a .398 on-base percentage ... did not commit an error in the outfield and also tallied two outfield assists ... one of three Red Raiders named to the CCL All-Star rosters ... named one of the top 30 prospects of the CCL by Perfect Game ... ranked 13th overall on the list that featured teammate Tanner Gardner at No. 17 overall ... pair made Tech one of only three programs nationally with multiple players among the top 20 prospects.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
All-Big 12 honorable mention selection (Coaches) ... one of two Red Raiders to start and play in all 55 games ... started in 52 games in left field and three as the designated hitter ... hit .286 overall (64-for-224) with 17 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 34 RBI, 27 walks, five hit-by-pitches, four sacrifice flies, two stolen bases and 33 runs scored ... posted a .460 slugging percentage and a .369 on-base percentage ... his 33 runs scored, 64 hits, 17 doubles, six home runs, 35 RBI, 103 total bases, 27 walks, five hit-by-pitches and four sacrifices flies all marked career highs ... led or shared the team high in at-bats (224), hits (64), doubles (17), total bases (103) and multiple-hit games (19) ... recorded two errors in 94 chances for a .979 fielding percentage ... IN NCAA RANKINGS ... ended the year ranked 125th nationally in doubles ...IN BIG 12 RANKINGS ... ranked tied for third in doubles and 10th in total bases ... in Big 12 games only, ranked tied for second in doubles, tied for third in triples and tied for seventh in total bases ... AGAINST NATIONALLY-RANKED OPPONENTS ... batted .286 overall (14-for-49) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, eight RBI, three walks, a hit-by-pitch, a stolen base and seven runs scored ... shared team high for doubles, triples, home runs, total bases and slugging percentage ... had a .490 slugging percentage and a .340 on-base percentage ... DURING BIG 12 PLAY ... hit .268 against league foes (26-for-97) with eight doubles, triples, two home runs, 14 RBI, 11 walks, two hit-by-pitches, two sacrifice flies, a stolen base and 10 runs scored ... led or shared the team high in hits, doubles and triples ... recorded a .454 slugging percentage and a .348 on-base percentage ... both errors in the regular season came in conference action ... AT BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ... was 3-for-13 overall at the plate (.231 average) over three games ... two of his three hits went for doubles ... responsible for three of Tech's 12 RBI in the tournament ... was a perfect 1-for-1 in stolen bases ... HOME GAMES ... effective hitter at home with a .303 average (37-for-122) which included eight doubles, a triple, four home runs, 19 RBI, 19 walks, four hit-by-pitches, a sacrifice fly and 19 runs scored ... posted a .484 slugging percentage and a .411 on-base percentage ... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES ... batted .253 overall (25-for-99) with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs, 15 RBI, seven walks, two sacrifice flies, two stolen bases and 13 runs scored ... led the team in doubles and ranked second overall in RBI ... had a .414 slugging percentage and a .303 on-base percentage ... SITUATIONAL ... hit an impressive .625 (15-for-24) with runner on third base and less than two outs ... posted eight two-out RBI which was tied for third-most on the team ... posted a .424 average (25-for-59) as a leadoff hitter ... was 2-for-7 (.286 average) with the bases loaded) ... MISCELLANEOUS ... finished tied for the team high with 19 multiple-hit games ... tied the most multiple-hit games in his career ... had three three-hit games and one four-hit performances ... added seven multiple-RBI performances ... drove in two runs four times and three runs in three different games ... had five game-winning RBI, including one walk-off base hit ... finished tied for the team-high in game-winning RBI ... led the team with six outfield assists ... HIT STREAK: opened the season with a season-long 11 game hitting streak (Feb. 13-March 3) .... batted .319 during that stretch with two home runs and nine RBI ... REACHED BASE STREAK: reached base safely in a season-high 23 straight games (March 17-April 25) ... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... brought home Tech's first runs of the season with a three-run double in the first inning of Opening Day against San Francisco ... went 2-for-5 with a RBI in the second game of a doubleheader the following day ... connected on first home run of the season in second game of a doubleheader against Northern Illinois ... capped a three-run Tech bottom of the ninth against Sacramento State (2/25) with a walk-off RBI single up the middle ... marked his first career walk-off hit ... matched his career highs with four hits and three runs scored at San Diego State (3/14) ... was 4-for-5 against the Aztecs with three RBI, finishing just a triple shy of the cycle ... began a nine-game hitting streak with a 2-for-5 performance at New Mexico (3/31) ... was 4-for-10 overall with a RBI during the series with No. 2 TCU (April 2-4) ... ended the TCU series by going 2-for-3 in the series finale which began a four-game streak of multi-hit performances ... was 3-for-5 at Oral Roberts (4/7) and then 2-for-5 in each of the first two games of the Baylor series (4/10-4/11) ... closed the Oklahoma State series by going 3-for-4 with three RBI ... connected on his final home run of the season against the Cowboys while also adding a triple, his first of the season ... other multiple-hit performances came against Grand Canyon (4/28) and at West Virginia (5/14 & 5/16) ... went 5-for-14 overall with three RBI against the Mountaineers ... wrapped the season going 2-for-5 with two RBI and two doubles against Baylor in the Big 12 Championship.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
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.
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.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
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).
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.
Tyler Kennedy Neslony ... born 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 university studies 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.