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2015 CUBA TRIP
One of four Nittany Lions to start all four games in the Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament … Among team batting leaders going 4-for-15 with a run scored, two walks and a hit by pitch … One of five Nittany Lions to have a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 in the series opener at Industriales … Went 1-for-3 against Ciego de Ávila, the defending champions of the Cuban National Series … Walked twice and scored a run in historic 9-3 win over Mayabeque – the first win for a U.S. team against a Cuban National Series team.
Season: Batted .301 in 113 at-bats over a career-high 39 games with 26 starts as a corner infielder and DH … Batted .320 in 17 Big Ten games (12 starts) … Ranked fifth on the team in total hits with a career-high 34 … Assembled an 11-game hitting streak (4/19-5/9) during which he batted .386 (17-for-44) with a home run, two doubles and six RBIs. At Elon (2/13-14): Made season debut as a pinch hitter in season opener … Went 3-for-3 with two RBIs as a pinch hitter in series finale. At No. 23 Texas A&M (2/20-22): Started all three games of the series at first base, going 3-for-7 with a run in the first two games. At Charleston Southern (5/8): Doubled and scored a run in lone at-bat as a pinch hitter. Vs. Western Carolina (3/13): Doubled and scored as part of 1-for-3 effort. Canisius (3/18): Went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Central Connecticut State (3/29): Doubled, walked and scored. At West Virginia (4/14): Doubled and scored going 1-for-3. Bucknell (4/15): Doubled and drove in two runs. At Minnesota (4/19): Singled to start 11-game hitting streak. At Kent State (4/21): Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. No. 8 Illinois: Extended hitting streak to five games going 5-for-12 with an RBI in three-game series. Pittsburgh (4/29): Went 2-for-4 with a run. Rutgers (5/1-3): Extended hitting streak to nine games going 4-for-12 with four RBIs a double and a run during the series. At Michigan State (5/8-10): Slugged first career home run in opener, going 2-for-4 … Doubled and scored a run in the second game to extend hitting streak to 11 games.
Season: Started in 31 games and participated in 34. At Gardner-Webb (2/16): Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the season-opener. At USF (2/22): Drove in two runs and crossed the plate once. Vs. Hofstra (3/1): Posted a 2-for-3 outing with two singles in the first game of a doubleheader. At Saint Mary's (3/9): Tied a career-high with three hits, while also scoring two runs, driving in two RBIs, roping a double and stealing two bases. At Santa Clara (3/13): Notched a personal-best three RBIs. Bucknell (3/22): Went 2-for-2 and scored a run in the second game of a doubleheader against. At Bucknell (3/23): Tallied two RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader.
Season: Started 16 games and played in 23 during his first season as a Nittany Lion ... Batted .306 for the season with 19 hits. At East Tennessee State (2/17): Went 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI in his first game. At Purdue (3/30): Doubled, walked and had a sacrifice fly to drive in two runs. Wright State (4/7) Singled to drive in a run and scored a run in an 11-3 win. La Salle (4/23): Went 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI and his first stolen base of his career in a 7-4 victory over. At Ohio State (4/27) Posted three hits, a double and two singles, and scored a run. At Illinois (5/11) Picked up a run and RBI off two hits. At Illinois (5/12) Drove in two runs off a single. Villanova (5/14) Racked up three hits to produce two runs and scored a run in the 7-4 win over ... Michigan State (5/18) Went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI.
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.
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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