Garner hits three-run shot, Mapes and Napoli combine to strikeout 14
Baseball to Travel to Thibodaux for Tilt Against Nicholls State Followed by Home Game Against New Orleans
Tulane hopes to retain First NBC Cup in season long series against New Orleans
Garner notches 2 RBIs and save; Mapes strikes out seven in winning effort
Throws complete game, one-hit shutout in first game
Green Wave won all three tilts against the Lions in 2012
|Mapes' Career Honors|
|2014||Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week (5/5)|
|2011||NJCAA Third Team All-America|
Career: A weekday starting pitcher who blossomed into an outstanding weekend starter during his three years on the Uptown campus...went 7-9 in 32 appearances - 19 starts - from 2012-14...had his best season in 2014 as a weekend starter after an elbow injury kept him out most of 2013...leaves school with the eighth-best single-season ratio of walks allowed over nine innings (1.65 in 2014).
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Appeared in 13 games, all starts...went 5-5 with a 2.20 ERA in 81.2 innings, including two complete games...allowed 83 hits and 28 runs - 20 earned - while issuing 15 walks and striking out 59...led the Green Wave in wins (five)...led all starters in ERA (2.20)...tied for the team lead in complete games (two)...second on the team in innings pitched (81.2), strikeouts (59) and games started (13)...picked up the win by pitching 4.0 innings in a 7.0 inning game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/15)...fanned seven and allowed just one hit over 7.0 innings in a combined shutout at Nicholls State (2/25)...struck out two in 3.2 innings in a no-decision at California (3/7)...picked up a win at East Carolina (3/14) in 5.0 innings of work...tied a career-high in strikeouts with eight during back-to-back performances against Middle Tennessee (3/21) and at Marshall (3/28)...pitched 6.2 innings, allowing ten hits and striking out four against UTSA (4/4) in the first game of a doubleheader...notched his first-career complete game in a 9.0-inning loss to Rice (4/12) despite striking out seven and allowing just two runs on six hits...started at LSU (4/22), totaling 5.1 innings of work and striking out three...pitched a season-low 3.0 innings against Wichita State (4/27)...earned Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week honors on May 5 for his complete-game shutout against Southern Miss (5/4), allowing just six hits while striking out five...notched five strikeouts in each of his two final performances: at UAB (5/11) and against FIU (5/17).
2013 (Senior): Appeared in three games, including two starts on the season...was 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA in 10.1 innings before he suffered a season-ending injury at Nicholls (2/26)...recorded 13 strikeouts while walking only three batters...notched 0.1 innings of relief at Texas State (2/16) during the opening weekend of the season, allowing one hit in a losing effort...notched his first start of the year against Southeastern Louisiana (2/19), going 6.2 innings and fanning seven for his lone win on the season...earned a no decision after leaving the game at Nicholls (2/26) after striking out six in just 3.1 innings of action.
2012 (Junior): Appeared in 16 games on the mound with four starts...picked up one win; at UAB (4/13)...made seven scoreless relief appearances...fanned at least one batter in 13 outings...ranked third on the squad in appearances (16) and games finished (4)...threw three and one-thirds innings in a start versus Siena (2/18) with one run allowed on four hits and one strikeout...fanned five and allowed six runs - five earned - on six hits in four and two-thirds innings in a start versus Indiana (2/25)...made his first relief appearance against Louisiana-Monroe (3/13) and recorded one out with one pitch...fanned three and allowed just two hits in two innings against Brown (3/17) out of the bullpen...threw one and two-thirds innings in relief with one run allowed and one strikeout against UMBC (3/23)...threw a perfect inning in relief against Alcorn State (4/4)...tossed three and one-thirds innings in relief versus Nicholls State (4/10) with two runs allowed and four strikeouts...picked up the victory with four innings out of the bullpen at UAB (4/13) with two runs allowed on three hits with three strikeouts...allowed two runs - one earned - on five hits with a pair of strikeouts in relief against #19 UCF (4/21)...hade one strikeouts in one and one-thirds innings of perfect relief at Houston (5/13)...stuck out three in two innings of work out of the bullpen against Marshall (5/19)...retired both batters he faced against UAB (5/25) at the Conference USA Tournament.
Prior to Tulane
Navarro College (2011): Helped the Bulldogs to the 2011 NJCAA National Championship and was a Third Team NJCAA All-American selection...helped Navarro College to a 45-17 record during the season...appeared in 14 games on the mound for NC...owned a 10-2 record with two saves during the season...posted a 1.37 ERA in 91.2 innings of work for the Bulldogs...struck out 90 and walked 19 batters last season, allowing just 77 hits...was a 49th Round pick of the New York Yankees in the 2011 MLB Draft.
U.S. Naval Academy (2010): Appeared in 15 games on the mound for the Midshipmen...struck out one in two scoreless innings to claim his first collegiate win in his first collegiate appearance against Air Force (2/28)...allowed four runs - two earned - in three innings of work against Central Connecticut State (3/6) to grab his first career save...tossed four scoreless innings, allowing two hits, with two strikeouts to earn the save against Iona (3/16)...grabbed the win with three innings of one-hit baseball and four strikeouts against Princeton (3/20)...allowed one run in an innings of work at Maryland (3/31)...threw two and one-thirds innings in two appearances versus Lehigh (4/3 & 4/4)...collected a save against George Washington (4/6) with one and two-thirds scoreless innings...allowed two unearned runs in an innings of work against Army (4/10)...retired the only two batters he faced at Maryland Eastern Shore (4/14) with one strikeout...tossed three and two-thirds innings, allowing one unearned run, with two strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader at Bucknell (4/18)...made his first career start versus Holy Cross and threw three and one-thirds innings, allowing seven runs - six earned - with one strikeout...won his second start of the season at Delaware State (5/5) as he allowed three runs - one earned - on five hits in six innings of work.
About Tyler Mapes
Prep: Lettered three times for head coach J.T. Blair while at Newman Smith High School...was selected as team captain and team MVP during his junior and senior seasons...was a First Team All-District 10-5A and All-City during his junior and senior seasons...earned Academic All-State honors as a senior...guided the Trojans to the Bi-District title and a 22-7 record during his senior season...also lettered once in football.
Personal:Born Tyler Younger Mapes on July 18, 1991...the son of Todd Mapes and Kimberly Castanon...has three sisters, Chloe, Lauren and Sophia