KINGSTON, R.I. - Following his dominant performance in URI's 10-inning, elimination game win over Saint Louis, Tyler Wilson earned Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week honors, as well as a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team.
Already the most decorated player in program history, Wilson's final appearance as a Ram was perhaps the gutsiest over his storied career. The Palmer, Mass. native recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts to lead Rhody to the extra-inning win over the Billikens. He kept SLU off balanced throughout the entirety of the game, allowing just six hits and one walk through a career-high 10 innings of work (129 pitches). The only run he allowed was unearned, and came in the top of the 10th inning, where the Rams committed a pair of errors.
Rhody went on to win the game in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the frame, thanks to a two-out, two-run single by pinch-hitter Sonny Ulliana.
Despite battling through injuries over his final three seasons at Rhode Island, Wilson leaves as the program's record holder in career starts (51), career wins (26) and career strikeouts (317). His 317 strikeouts are 62 more than Steve Holmes (255), who ranks second all-time and was drafted by the New York Mets in the fifth round of the 2006 MLB Draft.