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    Tyler Jay
    11 Tyler Jay
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Lemont, Ill.

    High School:
    Lemont

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 170

    Position:
    LHP

    Bats/Throws:
    L/L

    04/11/2014

    Johnson, Jay Blank Michigan 1-0 to Extend Streak

    Illinois Pitches Back-to-Back 1-0 Shutouts for Second Time in School History

    04/05/2014

    4-Run 10th Pushes Illini Past Northwestern, 6-2

    Krug, Kerian Deliver Clutch Base Hits; Jay Earns Win in Relief

    03/30/2014

    Early Scoring Propels Illini Past Purdue, 8-3

    Illinois Takes Two Out of Three in First Big Ten Series; Finishes Homestand 7-2

    03/23/2014

    Walk-Off Squeeze Bunt Tops Xavier in 13th, 3-2

    Kolakowski Executes Suicide Squeeze Bunt to Score Fletcher in Finale

    03/18/2014

    Illini Blank Sycamores in Home Opener, 8-0

    McDonnell Earns First Career Win with Five Shutout Innings

    05/13/2013

    2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

    2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

    03/29/2013

    Illinois vs. Nebraska

    Photos from Illinois vs. Nebraska baseball

    03/27/2013

    Illinois at Baylor

    Photos from the Illinois baseball series at Baylor. 3/8/13 - 3/9/13

    03/27/2013

    Illinois at Houston Baptist, UT Arlington

    Illinois baseball at Houston Baptist and UT Arlington. 3/1/13 - 3/3/13

    AT ILLINOIS
    2014 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Stats

    2013 - Freshman: Turned in a 3.10 ERA and went 1-3 in 20.1 innings out of the bullpen ... Tied for the second-most relief appearances (18) and recorded the second-most strikeouts (20) in the Illini bullpen ... Boasted an opposing batting average of .157 (11-for-70), which led the Illini pitching staff ... Notched his first career win in 3.1 innings of scoreless relief in the extra-inning victory at Baylor (3/9) in game one of the doubleheader, where he also only allowed one hit ... Struck out the side to end the game in the eighth at Illinois State (4/16) ... Held onto a one-run lead by retiring all four batters he faced on nine pitches at Indiana (4/7), which helped lead to a 3-2 victory that snapped Indiana's NCAA-best 18-game winning streak at the time ... Held onto the lead vs. New Mexico State (2/23), escaping the seventh inning and pitching a perfect eighth inning in the Illini's one-run victory ... Struck out both batters faced vs. Boston College (2/24) ... Made Illini debut at Tennessee Tech (2/17), tossing 2.2 innings in relief but allowing a walk-off home run ... Played for the Lombard Orioles of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League along with Illini teammates Andrew Mamlic, Rob McDonnell and Josh Ferry during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Ranked the No. 25 overall player in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Went 4-3 with two saves in 2011, with both losses coming to eventual IHSA Class 4A runner-up Providence Catholic ... Struck out 70 in 40 innings while posting a 2.80 ERA in 2011 ... Earned the win in Lemont's 2011 IHSA Class 3A regional title victory, striking out 11 against Yorkville ... Named to the 2011 Lisle Reporter honorable mention Spring South DuPage All-Area Boys Team ... Went 5-0 with a 3.03 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings as a sophomore in 2010 ... Holds a career record of 9-3 with a 2.91 ERA, 102 strikeouts and 28 walks in 74 2/3 innings ... Member of Team Illinois ... Helped Lemont into the semifinals of the 2011 IHSA Class 6A state football playoffs and a 12-1 season record ... Had 28 receptions for 611 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season while also serving as Lemont's punter and primary return man.

    PERSONAL
    Born April 19, 1994 ... Parents are Brian Jay and Lynn Kwasigroch ... Has six siblings: Rylie (sister), Gabby (half-sister), Peyton (brother), Addison and Teddy (step-brothers), and Chloe (step-sister) ... Cousins, Andrew Jay and Nicholas Leffler, both played football at Monmouth (2007-10) ... Uncle, Rick Jay, played football at University of South Dakota (1978-80) ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... Favorite athlete is Derrick Rose ... His cousins most influenced his athletic career because they all play competitive sports and work hard, so he has always looked up to them.

    Updated December 2013

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