|2 Tyler Townsend
Had a good summer and fall practice, positioning himself to compete for playing time in the infield ... One of three current UK players from Lexington Christian Academy, joining freshmen Steven Hoagland and Lucas Witt.
Played in 36 games with 35 starts for the MV Dawgs in the New York Collegiate Baseball League ... Batted .220 (29-for-132) with 12 runs, one double, 13 RBI, eight walks and 19 strikeouts ... Stole 7-of-10 bases ... Teamed with UK catcher T.J. Daugherty on the MV Dawgs.
Four-year letterwinner for coach Keith Galloway at Lexington Christian Academy ... Finished 2009 with a .349 average, with 30 runs, 38 hits, 29 RBI, five doubles, one triple, two homers, 17 steals and 14 walks ... One of two team captains in 2009 ... Named All-A State Tournament MVP and second-team All-City ... Named second-team All-State in 2009 ... Led team to the state championship in 2009 ... LCA won the district and region championship in 2009 ... Played basketball for three years and football freshman and senior year.
Full name is Matthew Tyler Townsend ... Born May 9, 1990 in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Chris and Carol Townsend ... Has a sister, Gabrielle (13).