Career at GSU
All-conference pitcher who garnered preseason All-American status and national recognition for his two years in a Panther uniform... Stands first in school history with a 3.87 ERA (minimum 95.0 innings pitched)... Finishes second on the school saves list with 11... Made 47 career appearances with five starts... Picked up nine wins and struck out 66 batters in 95.1 innings... Finished 35 games.
Named GSU's first-ever Preseason All-American as a third-team reliever by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association... Also one of 45 national players named to the NCBWA's Stopper of the Year watch list, given to the nation's top closer... Named a preseason all-CAA honorable mention... Appeared in a team-high 23 games, tied for tenth in GSU single-season history... Led GSU with six wins, three saves and 13 games finished... Third on team with 63.0 innings pitched and 43 strikeouts... Started five games to begin the year... Set career highs with 7.0 innings and seven strikeouts without walking a batter Feb. 24 to pick up first win of the year over Austin Peay... After being moved back to bullpen, struck out four over 2.1 innings to earn win in first appearance against James Madison March 23... Earned first save of the year in next game March 24... Defeated conference leader UNC Wilmington April 29 with two strikeouts in 3.1 innings... Picked up save over William & Mary April 13 with 3.0 scoreless frames... Earned save April 20 at Towson, striking out three over 2.0 scoreless innings... Posted two wins in final series at Old Dominion, shutting out Monarchs over 7.0 combined innings with five strikeouts and yielding just three hits.
Earned All-CAA third-team pitching honors in just his first season with the program, compiling one of the top relief years in GSU history... Saved eight games, second most in Panther single-season history... Went 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in a team-high 24 appearances... Struck out 23 while walking just seven in 32.1 innings... Did not allow anything larger than a double... Finished 21 total games, also second most in the GSU record books... Ended three of GSU's record seven shutouts... Picked up his first save with 2.0 innings at #23 Georgia Tech, striking out three... Earned first career victory with season-high 3.2 innings against Western Illinois February 26... Also struck out three at Kennesaw State March 23 and against Old Dominion April 17.
Spent two seasons playing for Danny Blue at Georgia Perimeter College, earning first team all-conference and all-tournament honors...During his sophomore year, went 8-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 87 strikeouts, helping his squad to a third place finish in conference and a 33-17 record...As a freshman, went 3-0 with a 4.94 ERA and 27 strikeouts, helping Georgia Perimeter to a 42-14 record and conference championship...As a sophomore, went 9.0 innings, allowing just two earned runs and striking out six against Gordon College, while also earning quality starts against Middle Georgia College and Darton College, allowing two earned runs or less in each of those starts.
Played for Chris Davis at Salem High School, earning all region first team as well as county pitcher of the year honors after his senior season...Went 10-3 with a 1.67 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 71 innings pitched during his senior year, earning Salem HS Pitcher of the Year honors for the second year in a row and being named to the GHSAA Top 100 list, also for the second year in a row, after earning all-state preseason team honors...Finished high school with the most wins in school history (19), the second most strikeouts (145) in a career and the second lowest ERA (1.88) in the history of the program...During his senior year, led Salem to a 28-8 record and the final four of the state championship...Compiled a 6-2 record in his junior year to go along with a 1.78 ERA and 50 strikeouts, earning all-region first team honors...As a sophomore, went 5-0 with a 2.18 ERA and 23 strikeouts, while being named to the all region honorable mention team.
Jacob Aaron Dyer is one of two children to Jack and Lisa Dyer...Born on August 30, 1989, in Conyers, Ga...Has a younger sister, Emily...Currently majoring in history, with a minor in political science...His uncle Jared played basketball at Tennessee Tech, while his uncle David played baseball at LaGrange College.