|9 Tyler Henry
Veteran right-hander was regarded as one of the top-50 freshmen in college baseball before the 2007 season by Baseball America ... Sat out the fall due to injury ... Will be relied on as a factor in the pitching staff.
Was a work horse in the Alaska Collegiate League, working a team-high 51.1 innings in nine games with six starts ... Earned a 3-2 record and a 2.28 ERA ... Hurled two complete games and one complete-game shutout ... Struck out 15 and walked only four in his 50+ innings.
Pitched in 11 games with two starting assignments, earning a 2-0 record and a 6.20 ERA ... Worked 24.2 innings, striking out 20 and walking eight ... In each of his two starts, worked five innings, allowing five runs ... Struck out six in first start vs. Oakland and struck out six in 4.1 innings vs. Xavier ... Worked five innings of relief at CWS runner-up Georgia, allowing six hits and two runs.
Worked in 19 games with one mid-week start ... Tallied a 3.48 ERA, two saves, and a 0-1 record ... Worked 20 2/3 innings, allowing eight earned runs and 28 hits ... Struck out five on the season ... In UK's season opening series at Furman, appeared in his first collegiate game, tossing one hitless inning, striking out two ... Did not allow a run in his first three appearances and only one earned run in his first 11 appearances ... Never allowed more then two earned runs in a game ... Through first 11 games, had totaled a 0.79 ERA ... Worked in two of Kentucky's SEC opening series games with SEC Western Champion Arkansas, allowing no earned runs ... Got first save of career after entering to get the final two outs against Murray State ... Picked up second save during a 16-2 win in front of over 7,000 fans at LSU, working the final three innings, allowing one hit and no runs ... Returned two days later against LSU, allowing the Tigers two runs in 2/3 innings ... Worked a scoreless inning against Georgia ... Worked nine ninth inning frames, allowing only one earned run and nine hits ... With the bases empty, opponents hit .205 (9-for-44) ... Forced 28 fly outs and 23 ground outs.
Outstanding pitcher from Red Bank HS in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Named All-City as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Also named All-District three consecutive years ... As a senior hurled 49 innings, striking out 60, accumulating a 2.29 ERA and a 7-3 record, while walking only eight ... Also solid at the plate, batting .304 with 31 hits, 15 runs, nine doubles, three home runs, and 26 RBI as a senior... Led team to District Championship and region runner-up as a sophomore ... Senior year, lead team to District Championship and a second place finish in the region ... Coached by Bumper Reese and Jared Hensley ... Also played golf for three years, garnering All-City honors as a sophomore ... Chose UK over Auburn.
Full name is Joseph Tyler Henry ... Son of Jeff and Nancy Henry ... Has two older siblings, Josh (26) and Jenny (22).