Byrd Delivers Game-Winning Hit; Rice Next Meets FIU Wed. at 12:30 PM In C-USA Championship
At Rice -- 2014: Tied for the team lead, and tied for 14th in Conference USA, with 26 appearances... All but one appearance was out of the bullpen... Tied for second on the staff in saves (3) and was one of the Owls' four undefeated pitchers (3-0)... Finished with the lowest opponents' batting average on the team (.186) for players with at least 9.0 innings... Work-horse who usually saw extended innings (and not situational match-ups)... Averaged 1.2 innings per relief outing, and pitched more than one inning in 17 of his 25 bullpen appearances... Seventh on the team in total innings (46.1), but second in relief-only innings (43.0)... Tallied saves over Lamar, Southern Miss and UAB, and was the winning pitcher against Texas, Tulane and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Maintained a steady 1.06 WHIP and a 2.2-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio... Was battle-tested against elite teams early as four of the first five teams he faced (Stanford, Houston, Texas Tech and Old Dominion) all went on to play in the NCAA Tournament - and three of those advanced to Super Regionals... Pitched brilliantly in a career-long 5.1 innings on the road against eventual College World Series participant Texas (April 8), where he allowed one run and one hit while striking out three... Threw another 5.0 innings five days later at Tulane where he tied a career-best with four strikeouts... During one mid-season stretch he strung together 22.0 consecutive innings where he had 20 strikeouts, a 1.23 ERA, a .147 opponents' batting average and an 0.91 WHIP... After the Owls played twice on one day in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament (March 24), he was tabbed for his first career start the next day in the event's Championship Final with only a few hours notice... Pitched 3.1 frames in the start against red-hot Texas-San Antonio and finished with three strikeouts... Went back to the bullpen for the NCAA Tournament, and threw a total of 1.2 scoreless innings in back-to-back shutout outings against state rivals Texas and Texas A&M.
San Jacinto College -- Played at San Jacinto North College in the spring of 2013... Went 1-1 on the mound with a 4.50 ERA for the 30-13 Gators... Made three appearances with two starts, totaling 12.0 innings... Scattered seven hits and struck out nine.
University of Texas -- Spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with Longhorns... Did not play in 2011 and appeared twice out of the bullpen in 2012... Faced No. 7 ranked Baylor and No. 9 Texas A&M in a pair of league games... Totaled 1.2 innings with a pair of strikeouts... Named one of the Top 20 prospects of the Northwoods Collegiate League in the summer of 2011 by Baseball America.
High School -- A 2010 graduate of Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas... Selected in the 2010 major league draft by the Texas Rangers (50th round)... Three-year starting pitcher... Preseason Rawlings All-America third team... First team all-District 23-5A as a senior... Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team... Named the District 23-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2008... Coached by J.D. Sellers.
Personal -- Full name: Trevor Brian Teykl... Born: October 16, 1991, in Sugar Land... Parents: Brian and Tibby Teykl of Sugar Land (one brother, Connor, a sophomore infielder on the current Owls team)... Father was a football letterman at the University of Houston in 1983-84... A great uncle, Jerry Harris, lettered in football at Rice in 1955 and 1956 and won the 1956 George Martin Award as the most valuable member of the team... College: Baker