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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Started in 31 games and participated in 34 ... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the season-opener at Gardner-Webb on Feb. 16 ... Drove in two runs and crossed the plate once at USF on Feb. 22 ... Posted a 2-for-3 outing with two singles vs. Hofstra in the first game of a doubleheader on March 1 ... Tied a career-high with three hits at Saint Mary's on March 9, while also scoring two runs, driving in two RBIs, roping a double and stealing two bases ... Notched a personal-best three RBIs at Santa Clara on March 13 ... Went 2-for-2 and scored a run in the second game of a doubleheader against Bucknell on March 22 ... Tallied two RBIs at Bucknell in the second game of a doubleheader on March 23.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Started 16 games and played in 23 during his first season as a Nittany Lion ... Batted .306 for the season with 19 hits ... Went 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI in his first game at East Tennessee State on Feb. 17 ... Doubled, walked and had a sacrifice fly to drive in two runs at Purdue on March 30 ... Singled to drive in a run and scored a run in the 11-3 win over Wright State on April 7 ... Went 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI and his first stolen base of his career in the 7-4 victory over La Salle on April 23 ... Posted three hits, a double and two singles, and scored a run at Ohio State on April 27 ... Picked up a run and RBI off two hits at Illinois on May 11 ... Drove in two runs off a single at Illinois on May 12 ... Racked up three hits to produce two runs and scored a run in the 7-4 win over Villanova on May 14 ... Went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI against Michigan State on May 18.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for the Park Vista Cobras ... Helped his squad to becoming 8A District, conference and regional champions in 2011 and 2009 ... Four-time first team All-Conference (2009-12), as well as a two-time first team All-County (2011-12) ... During his senior year in 2012, named pre-season second team All-American, played in the All-County All-Star game and played in the state All-Star game ... Named second team All-County in 2010, as well as honorable mention All-County in 2009 ... Played for the 2012 La Ley Legends ... Played for the Palm Beach County PAL in 2011, where he reached the Elite 8 of the East Cobb Tournament ... Also played for the 2010 All-American Prospects and reached the Final Four of the East Cobb Tournament.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tyler Kendall ... Born on September 13, 1993 ... Parents are Chad and Lisa Kendall ... Has one sister, Jaymee, and one brother, Drew ... Father, Chad, played football at Central Florida ... Uncle, Blake Kendall, played football for Yale ... Aunt, Jill Kendall, played soccer at Auburn ... Aunt, Erin Carrol, played volleyball at North Florida ... Uncle, Duane Carrol, also played volleyball at North Florida ... Majoring in communications arts and sciences.
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