Greenies win, 5-4, after playing their second straight extra-inning game
Longest game of the season for Green Wave ends in 3-2 defeat
Greenies end four-game road trip and host their first C-USA weekend series in three weeks
First time Greenies have traveled to Lafayette since 2003
Greenies drop game three of the series, 2-0, despite first career complete game from Napoli
|Byo's Career Honors|
|2011||Louisiana Pitcher of the Week|
Career Notes: One of the most reliable pitchers to ever wear the Olive and Blue...went 19-11 in 46 appearances (41 starts), throwing two complete games in 268.2 innings of action...allowed only 131 runs, while walking only 77 and fanning 153...induced the second most groundouts in school history with 358, and the fifth most fly outs with 247...owns the ninth best ratio of walks allowed per a nine inning game in school history with 2.58...caught 16 base runners stealing in his career, good for a tie for ninth place in Tulane history...41 starts are tied for tenth most in school history...13th in school history in innings pitched with 268.2...allowed a career opponent batting average of .266, 16th best in school history...his 19 wins are tied for 24th in school history...drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 33rd round (990th overall) of the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft.
2013 (Senior): Led the Tulane pitching staff with 14 starts during his senior season...posted a team-high six wins and 99.0 innings pitched with an overall record of 6-4...ERA of 2.91 good for second on the team by a starter...notched 49 strikeouts to only 27 walks, allowing an opponent batting average of .266...99.0 innings were eighth overall in Conference USA on the year...made 11 consecutive starts in game two of the weekend series before becoming the ace of the staff at UCF (5/10) and against UAB (5/16) before returning to the second game of the Conference USA Championship versus East Carolina (5/24)...pitched 7.0 solid innings at Texas State (2/16) in a no-decision despite striking out a season-high seven in the process...earned his first victory on the season at Alabama (3/2), throwing 7.1 innings and allowing only two runs on seven hits while striking out six...threw his first career complete game against High Point (3/9) in a losing effort, allowing only one earned run and one walk on the day...notched a victory against UTSA (3/16) by fanning five Roadrunners...pitched 5.1 innings at Rice (3/29), allowing only three runs in a no decision...had an 8.0 inning performance at Marshall (4/27), allowing five hits while striking out four in a no decision...earned his third win on the year against Houston (5/4) after tossing 7.1 innings, allowing only two runs on the afternoon...in his first opening series start on the season, tossed a complete game at UCF (5/10), allowing only five hits and one earned run for his fourth win of the year...recorded another win against UAB (5/16) by allowing only two earned runs and striking out four Blazers in a 7.0 inning performance...closed out his career in style at the Conference USA Championship, tossing 8.1 innings in a victory versus ECU (5/24).
2012 (Junior): Started 14 games on the mound...posted nine wins; twice versus Southeastern Louisiana (2/28 & 4/17), against UMBC (3/23), twice versus Alcorn State (4/4 & 4/11), against Northwestern State (4/24), versus Louisiana-Lafayette (5/8), against Marshall (5/17) and versus East Carolina (5/23) at the Conference USA Tournament...led Conference USA in wins (9)...ranked among the C-USA leaders in starts (14, 9th) and innings pitched (90.2, 9th)...led the team in wins, innings pitched and starts...as second on the squad in ERA (3.38), opponent's batting average (.260) and strikeouts (50)...threw five or more innings in 12 starts...walked one or fewer batters in nine starts...stuck out two or more batters in 11 appearances...tossed seven innings against Southeastern Louisiana (2/28) with one run allowed on five hits with two strikeouts...allowed four runs in seven and two-thirds innings in a start versus #13 LSU (3/6)...fanned four in five innings of work against Louisiana-Monroe (3/13)...struck out six in seven scoreless innings against UMBC (3/23) to collect a win...allowed three run in four innings at Memphis (3/30)...allowed three runs in eight innings against Alcorn State (4/4) with four strikeouts to collect the win...tossed seven scoreless frames to pick up the win against Alcorn State (4/11) with six strikeouts...took the win with seven innings of three-run work against Southeastern Louisiana (4/17)...allowed three run in a victory over Northwestern State (4/24) in six innings...allowed three runs at #4 LSU (5/1) in five innings of work with two strikeouts...allowed only one hits in seven innings of work against Louisiana-Lafayette (5/8) with seven strikeouts in a victory...fanned seven in eight innings of work to take the win against Marshall (5/17) with one run allowed...tossed eight innings and allowed three runs with three strikeouts to pick up the win versus East Carolina (5/23) at the Conference USA Tournament.
2011 (Sophomore): Named Louisiana Pitcher of the Week on March 7...Appeared in 12 games with ten starts on the mound...struck out two-or-more batters in nine of his ten starts...posted four scoreless outings...collected wins at Ole Miss (3/6), versus Memphis (5/8) and against Houston (5/27) at the Conference USA Tournament...issued one or fewer walk in seven of his starts...held a 16-inning scoreless streak from March 6-April 10...led the team in ERA (3.32)...ranked second on the team in opponent's batting average (.252), wins (3) and games started (10)...sat third on the squad in innings pitched (59.2)...tossed two and one-third scoreless frames against Sam Houston state in the series finale (2/20)...tossed seven shutout innings and allowed just two hits, while fanning five batters, in a no decision against Northwestern State (3/1)...picked up the win with five scoreless innings at Ole Miss (3/6) with four strikeouts to post the win...missed 17 games due to injury from March 7-April 9...held UCF (4/10) scoreless on the road for four innings, with three strikeouts, in a no decision...struck out eight and walked one at Rice (4/17) and allowed just one run on four hits in a no decision...allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings against Memphis (5/8) to post a victory...fanned three and allowed five runs in four and one-thirds innings at Marshall (5/15) in a no decision...allowed one unearned run in seven innings of work to pick up the win against Houston (5/27) at the Conference USA Tournament.
2010 (Freshman): Appeared in six games with three starts on the mound...struck out a batter in all six appearances...struck out 15 batters and walked 11...won his first career start against Towson (3/13)...made his first collegiate appearances at New Orleans (3/9) with one inning of work, allowing two runs, and striking out one...allowed just one run in six innings with a pair of strikeouts to collect the win over Towson (3/13) in the second game of a double-header...threw 6.1 innings, allowing five hits and four runs - one earned - with six strikeouts against St. Mary's (3/20)...tossed 1.2 innings against Rice (4/9), allowing one run on two hits and fanned three batters...tossed 2.2 innings in a start at LSU (4/14) with five runs allowed and one strikeout...missed the remainder of the regular season due to injury...Appeared in 12 games with 11 starts in the field...started games in the outfield (8) and at designated hitter (3)...posted two multi-hit games and one multi-RBI contest...posted his first career hit against Boston College (2/21) with a first inning single and scored a run...singled and drove in his first collegiate RBI in the second game of a three-game set against Lipscomb (2/27)...was three-for-five with two RBI's and three runs scored, with a double and his first career home run, at New Orleans (3/9)...was three-for-four with a double and a run scored against Kansas (3/17)...made four more starts in the lineup and missed most of the remainder of the regular season with an injury.
About Alex Byo
Prep: A member of three state champion teams (2006, 2008, 2009) at Parkview Baptist High School for coach M.L. Woodruff...named to the All-State team as a junior in 2008 and a senior in 2009...earned All-Metro MVP honors as a junior...named All-District and MVP in both 2008 and 2009...also earned Academic All-State honors as a senior.
Personal: Born Alexander Weeks Byo on September 2, 1990...son of Jim and Jane Byo...his brother Ben played baseball at College of Wooster...intends to major in Sociology.