Coach Corbin Quote: Tyler gives us a pitcher with a lot of experience and with a lot of key innings pitched. He is a good team guy and should pitch extensively in middle relief.
2006: Finished with a 3-1 record and 4.81 ERA in 22 appearances, including two starts ... Recorded 30 strikeouts with 17 walks in 39.1 innings and had one save ... Was 2-0 with a 9.31 ERA in seven relief appearances in SEC action ... Gave up two runs on one hit in 1.2 innings of work against Georgia Tech (6/4) in the championship round of the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Started on the hill in the SEC Championship game against Ole Miss (5/28). Gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits in three innings of work while suffering his only loss of the year ... Pitched three innings of one-hit relief against Middle Tennessee (5/16) with three strikeouts ... Gave up one run on two hits in 1.1 innings of relief against LSU (5/14) ... Allowed three runs on three hits in 1.1 innings against Lipscomb (5/10) ... Recorded two outs in relief against Tennessee (5/6) in second game of doubleheader ... Gave up three runs on three hits in 1.2 innings of relief against Kentucky (4/29) ... Gave up season high six runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings of work against Alabama (4/22) in second game of doubleheader ... Allowed one run on one hit in two innings of relief against Middle Tennessee (4/18) ... Threw 1.1 innings of scoreless relief against Georgia (4/15 & 4/16) ... Picked up win against Georgia (4/15) after recording only one out in the ninth ... Picked up first win of the year with 6.2 innings of work in a starting effort against Western Kentucky (4/11). Allowed one unearned run with five strikeouts in career long performance ... Pitched two innings of scoreless relief against Florida (4/2), Belmont (3/22) and Ball State (3/5) ... Was one of nine pitchers to contribute to Vanderbilt's school record of 38.2 consecutive scoreless innings (span of five games from 3/18-3/25) ... Threw an inning of scoreless relief against Creighton (3/7) and Pittsburgh (2/24) ... Allowed one unearned run in inning of action against Tennessee Tech (2/22) ... Had 1.1 innings of scoreless work against San Diego (2/17) with two strikeouts and a walk ... Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Summer League. Went 2-2 with a 3.09 ERA in eight starts. Recorded 28 strikeouts with 10 walks in 43.2 innings of work.
2005: Redshirted ... Played summer baseball for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League and went 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA in seven games pitched.
2004: Made 17 appearances and was 2-0 with a 3.41 ERA...Pitched 31.2 innings and gave up 12 earned runs on 33 hits. Struck out 19 and walked seven.
High School: Earned three varsity letters at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., for coaches Storm Davis, John Newman and Mike Boswell... Bolles went 19-9 in 2003, 30-4 in 2002 and 29-3 in 2001...Was elected team captain in 2003 and was a starter in 2002 and 2003...2002 Class 3A Florida state champion...Reached the regional finals in 2001 and 2003...Captured the District 4 championship of Region 1 all three years... Named first team All-First Coast, first team All-District and was named to the Florida State All-Star team where he played for the North squad...As a junior, he went 11-1 with a 0.71 ERA, 101 strikeouts and only 16 walks in 80.1 innings...Was named second team All-State and to the All-Tournament team by the St. Petersburg Times...In the championship game, he scattered seven hits and struck out three in a 2-1 complete game victory. Did not allow a runner past first base after surrendering a third inning run...Played summer ball for the Jacksonville Royals for six years...In 1999, Jacksonville reached the 14 & under National AAU Tournament finals...Only lost four games during his tenure with Jacksonville...Was named to the academic honor roll all four years.
Personal: Robert Tyler Rhoden ... Born 12/23/84 in Jacksonville, Fla.... Son of Jamie and Jane Rhode...Has a sister, Krystal... Major is human and organizational development....Favorites include: The movie Gladiator, the TV show Family Guy, Garth Brooks, Roger Clemens, Peyton Manning and Tom Hanks ... Craziest ambition is to sky dive...Most memorable sports moment is advancing to the 2004 NCAA Super Regional...Lists Babe Ruth as the greatest baseball player of all time.