Boone returns for his senior campaign in 2014 after serving as the No. 3 starter for the Aggies as a junior…Holds a career 9-12 record with two saves in 50 appearances and 21 starts…Has five career complete games …Holds an ERA of 4.55 (92 ER/182.0 IP) with 87 walks and 111 strikeouts in his career… Named to 2012 Fall Dean’s List.
2013 Season: Made 15 appearances and eight starts as a junior…Finished the season with a 3.78 ERA and a 4-5 record with one save…Allowed 34 earned runs on 96 hits, while walking 21 and striking out 43 over 81.0 innings…Tied for the team lead in wins and saves….Ranked third on the team in innings pitched, second in strikeouts and second in appearances…Picked up the save in the season opener against Buffalo on Feb. 15…Tossed one complete game and combined with Andrew Cook for the only shutout win of the season…Allowed one run on six hits in 9.0 innings for the victory at Gardner-Webb on April 13, his fifth career complete game…Blanked the Bulldogs for 7.1 innings in that appearance…Was one out away from his second career complete game shutout, and was relieved by Andrew Cook (for a Senior Day appearance) against Florida A&M on May 5….Struck out five and allowed eight hits in that game for his third win on the year…Tossed 8.0 innings in relief, with a season-high six strikeouts and earned the win in a 13-inning contest against Delaware State in the opening round of the MEAC tournament…Started off the season as the closer, but was converted back into a weekend starter for the Aggies…Tossed 7.1 innings of relief on March 2 at N.C. Central…Allowed three runs on 10 hits in 8.0 innings against N.C. Central on April 7, but shutout the Eagles for 6.1 innings…Named MEAC Pitcher of the Week on May 10.
2012 Season: Made 12 starts in 14 appearances…Served as the No. 2 starter for the Aggies as a sophomore…Finished the 2012 season with a 5-6 record and a 4.68 ERA (40 ER/77.0 IP) with 87 hits and 42 walks with 51 strikeouts…Also tossed a team-leading four complete games…Finished the year tied for second in wins, second in innings pitched and second in strikeouts on the team…Was tied for the team lead with two pick-offs with Brent Moore…Tossed a season-high 8.0 innings on Feb. 18 against Navy and on March 10 against N.C. Central…Struck out eight batters in back-to-back games on March 10 and March 14 as a starter and reliever respectively…His eight strikeouts in 3.0 innings of relief on March 14 against Elon was the most by a reliever in 2012…Tossed a complete-game shutout on April 7 in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Florida A&M, allowing just four hits in the tilt…Picked up the win on May 11 at Florida A&M to help the Aggies earn their first series sweep of the season…Won back-to-back games on Feb. 18 and 25 and then again from May 5-May 11…Tossed 3.0 innings in the 10-run rule victory against Coppin State in the MEAC tournament.
2011 season: Finished the season with an 0-1 record in 21 appearances with a 6.75 ERA and one start…Pitched in 24.0 innings, allowing 24 hits, 18 earned runs with 24 walks and 17 strikeouts…Ranked tied for third in the MEAC in games finished with 13…Was tied for first on the team in appearances…Held opposing batters to a .255 average…Did not allow an earned run in his first four appearances of the season (5.0 innings)…Pitched a season-high 2.2 innings three times…Struck out a season-high four batters in 2.0 innings of work on April 10 against Bethune-Cookman….Only allowed 10 extra base hits all season.
High School: Played two seasons of varsity baseball at Parkland High School…Boone was named to the all-conference and all-district teams his senior season…Spent two years on the varsity team…Also competed in basketball.
Personal: Full name is Tyler James Boone… He is the son of Richard and Susan Boone…Has one sister, Paige… He was born on Jan. 5, 1992…His major is sports science and fitness management r…Looks forward to working at a baseball academy in the future, helping aspiring players reach their dreams…His other interests include basketball, football and playing video games…His favorite book is The Hatchet, his favorite television show is “Prison Break” and his favorite food is a chicken burrito…Says the best part about being an A&T student-athlete is that it’s like being part of a big family.