Made 19 appearances, third-most on team... Four wins were third on Panther staff... Started five games, including two in conference play... Struck out 25 batters over 45.0 innings... Made starts in opening two weekends, striking out seven over 9.1 combined innings... Tied career high with four strikeouts against Austin Peay Feb. 26... Earned first win as a Panther March 17 with two strikeouts over 2.1 innings against Northeastern... Moved to 3-0 after picking up win in 7-6 victory over William & Mary April 13... Tossed five innings at ACC foe Georgia Tech April 17... Went a career-long 5.2 innings in first-ever CAA start May 6 at VCU... Pitched into the fifth in final appearance against Delaware May 12... Excelled in the classroom, earning Dean's List honors and being named Best Overall Chemistry Undergraduate Student in April.
Appeared in 10 games on the mound in his first season at GSU, finishing with 11 strikeouts in 10.0 innings... Did not record a decision in compiling 8.10 ERA... Held opponents to .289 batting average... Pitched in one of Panthers' seven team shutouts... Had best outing against VCU March 27, striking out four batters in 2.1 innings... Fanned three against Alabama State March 15 and two each over one inning of work against Old Dominion April 15 and Mercer May 17... Named to President's List after earning 4.0 spring GPA.
Played two seasons for former major league catcher Mackey Sasser at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala...During the 2009 season, made 18 appearances on the mound, throwing 60.1 innings and holding opponents to a .207 batting average, while striking out 50 and walking just 20...Followed in his sophomore season by going 7-4, striking out 50 and holding opponents to a .212 batting average in 63.2 innings pitched...Was a two-time academic all-conference honoree and finished his junior college career with 100 strikeouts in 124 innings pitched...Best performance came against Southern Union, earning a complete game victory to secure Wallace a spot in the state playoffs.
Played for Brent Moseley at Starr's Mill High School in nearby Peachtree City...Was a member of Beta Club and the National Honor Society, while also making the Principal's Honor List with a 4.0 GPA.
Tyler Scott Claburn is one of two children to Shannon and Denise Claburn...Born on November 23, 1989, in Fort Sill, Okla....Has a younger brother, Chris...Currently majoring in chemistry...His father played baseball for two seasons at Snead State Community College.