Emerged as SIU's ace last season and looks to assume that role again in 2006...after being drafted in the 17th round by the Toronto Bluejays, the power left-hander returns to campus with the hopes of leading the Saluki staff and increasing his draft status...helped lead SIU's pitching staff to a 3.38 ERA, which ranked second in the MVC and 19th nationally in 2005...only starting pitcher returning from a weekend rotation, which saw each of its three starters earn all-conference honors and get drafted in the top-20 rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft...projected as the 2006 MVC Pitcher-of-the-Year by Baseball America...also rated fifth among Baseball America's Fab-50 College Seniors.
2005: Named second-team all-MVC...garnered MVC Pitcher-of-the-Week honors on Apr. 25 after striking out eight in a seven-inning, one-hit shutout at Evansville (Apr. 24)...ranked among the top-five MVC leaders in strikeouts (4th, 89) and strikeouts looking (2nd, 40)...went 5-3 with a 3.24 ERA...ranked second on the team with 89 strikeouts in 80.2 innings and allowed the fewest walks (28) and earned runs (29) of any Saluki starter...posted a career-high 12 strikeouts in seven innings at Bradley (Apr. 8) as one of three 10 or more strikeout performances by Saluki starters...made six relief appearances, before making his debut as the Dawgs' ace against Chicago State (Mar. 13)...threw a no-hitter through four innings in that game...recorded seven or more strikeouts in six or more innings on five occasions...longest outing of his career was when he struck out seven and allowed four hits in eight innings at Indiana State (Apr. 30)...did not allow an earned run in eight appearances, including four starts...teamed up with 2005 MVC Player-of-the-Year P.J. Finigan and second-team all-conference honoree Bryan Rueger for a 3.22 ERA, 23 wins, 273 strikeouts, 95 walks and seven complete games.
2004: Held a 2.04 ERA and 0-1 record in 20 relief appearances...struck out 14 batters and allowed just four earned runs in 17.2 innings...also allowed 17 hits and gave up 16 walks...struck out two batters in 1.1 innings or less on three occasions, with the last being against Wichita State on May 29...held opponents scoreless for 4.1 innings in a row from Apr. 21-May 15...struck out a season-high two batters three times.
2003: Went 2-1 with three saves and a third-best 28 strikeouts in 34 innings...his three saves tied for second on the team...appeared in 15 games and made five starts...held a fifth-best 4.24 ERA...scattered 31 hits, allowed 19 runs and issued 19 walks...struck out five batters in 3.2 scoreless innings to pick up a clutch save vs. SMS at the MVC Tournament on May 23...was one of three Saluki relievers to not allow an earned run during the league's postseason tournament...strung together a streak of 9.1 scoreless innings from Apr. 27 to May 3...held opponents scoreless in 13 of his last 15.2 innings of the season...went 21.2 of his 34 innings without allowing an earned run.
Pre-SIU: All-conference, all-district, all-county and second-team all-state pick at Festus High School...named to the Missouri Sports Writers all-state team...went 7-1 with a 0.74 ERA as a junior...struck out 68 batters in 47 innings of work.
Personal: Full name is Floyd Tyler Norrick...majors in Physical Education...born Sept. 27, 1983...son of Floyd and Jan Norrick...has one brother, Paden, and one sister, Mary...favorite professional sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals...when not playing baseball, enjoys hunting and fishing...following graduation, wants to play professional baseball.
Tyler Norrick's Career Statistics