Cody Jones went 3-for-3 and Bradley Strong drove in three runs as Western Carolina downed Davidson, 5-3, on Sunday.
2012 (Freshman): Made 22 appearances - the fourth-most on the squad - all coming in relief out of the bullpen ... Threw 16.0 innings with six strikeouts against eight walks, finishing with an 0-3 record ... Allowed runs in just 10 of his 22 appearances, working 10 hitless outings ... Suffered three losses after throwing only a combined 27 pitches - including taking the loss against Davison (March 31) after throwing only two pitches ... Recorded 17 fly ball outs and 21 ground outs including three double plays ... Tossed a career-high 2.1 innings out of the bullpen in WCU's win over East Tennessee State (March 7) ... Took the loss at home against Kennesaw State after three seeing-eye singles set the table ... WCU scored the win in 11 of the 22 games in which he saw action; Summer League: Played for the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League ... Made 17 appearances including two starts, tossing 27 innings on the summer ... Finished with an 8.67 ERA with 26 of the 28 runs allowed being earned ... Struck out 18 against 23 walks ... Only seven of the 30 hits allowed went for extra bases.
Prior to Western Carolina: Helped Myers Park HS and head coach John Spencer win 45 games over three seasons including a conference tournament championship as a sophomore and runner-up finish as a senior ... Was a team captain as a senior ... Selected to the All-South Charlotte team ... Was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 46th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ... Captained his junior varsity baseball team as a freshman ... Additionally played two years of varsity basketball as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Tyler William White Powell ... Is the son of Bill and Patty Powell ... Has two siblings - Brooke Castelloe and Casey Powell.
Career Game Highs: Innings Pitched: 2.1, EAST TENNESSEE STATE (3/7/12) Strikeouts: 1, six times (MR: at Samford, 4/20/12) Hits Allowed: 4, KENNESAW STATE (3/27/12)
Walks: 2, three times (MR: at Georgia Southern (5/12/12)