• Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List, 2016-17; 2017-18
• Dean’s List, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Spring 2018, Fall 2018
AT GEORGIA STATE: Left-handed reliever who has appeared in 43 games out of the bullpen in his first two seasons ... Has a 2-3 career with two saves and a 5.66 ERA ... Has nine career pickoffs.
2018: Second on the team with 22 appearances, all in relief, and two saves ... 1-2 record with a 5.48 ERA ... Struck out 26 in 23 innings. Earned his first victory of the season by finishing 6-5, 12-inning win over Louisiana with 1.1 perfect innings. Struck out three of the four batters he faced as part of GSU’s school-record 18 strikeouts ... Pitched the final 1.2 innings to save 5-2 victory at Georgia Tech (4-11-18). Came in with the tying run at the plate in the eighth and got two strikeouts. Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts at Auburn (2-20-18). Came on with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth for an inning-ending strikeout, then punched out two more in the seventh ... Recorded the final out with a strikeout in a 9-7 win over Samford (3-11-18) for his first save ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in win over Arkansas State (4-7-18) ... Came on with bases loaded and two outs in seventh inning and GSU holding a 6-4 lead at Kennesaw State (5-8-18); got the inning-ending strikeout and the Panthers won 7-4.
2017: Made 21 appearances out of the bullpen and posted a 1-1 record ... Led the Sun Belt with seven pickoffs, which ties the GSU season record ... Finished a 9-3 win over Troy (4-13-17) with a scoreless ninth inning, and then pitched two scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth innings the next day before GSU won in the 12th ... Allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings (6-7-8) in 4-3, 11-inning win over ULM (4-29-17) ... Earned his first victory with 1.2 scoreless innings in a combined 3-0 shutout of Savannah State (5-10-17).
All-region and All-Forsyth County at North Forsyth High School ... Honorable mention all-state ... Georgia Dugout Club All-Star ... Three-year letterwinner for coach Jim Cahill ... 2016 Southeast Region honorable mention selection and 2015 Underclass All-American (honorable mention) by Perfect Game.
Tyler Koch was born May 17, 1998 .. Parents are Jeff and Angie Koch ... Last name pronounced COOK ... Majoring in managerial sciences