A hard-throwing right-hander who earned valuable experience as a freshman... Is looking to become part of the regular group of relievers in 2011.
Freshman (2010): Saw time in 11 games, including two in conference play... Pitched a career high 2.2 innings against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship, while he threw 1.2 innings against both Minnesota (5/4) and Texas (5/8)... Did not allow an earned run on just one hit with a strikeout over his two games against the Gophers and Longhorns... Surrendered just four walks in his 11 appearances... Struck out a season high two batters against Kent State on March 12... Teamed with Matt Applegate, Tyler Sturges and Jake Doller to limit Chicago State to three hits on April 28, the first combined three-hitter since 2007.
Santa Fe HS: Lettered for the Wolves under head coach Lonny Cobble... Named league MVP and all-city as a senior, leading his team to a 38-9 record, a conference and regional championship, and a state runner-up finish... Also lettered in cross county and soccer.
Personal: Tyler Scott Sturges was born June 18, 1991, in Tucson, Ariz... Son of Scott and Nicole Sturges... Has two siblings, Jourdan and Dylon... Majoring in business administration.