March 1, 2005
Dallas, TX – Florida State sophomore reliever Tyler Chambliss was named Pro-Line Cap National Pitcher of the Week Wednesday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). It is the first weekly award of the Live Oak native’s FSU career. The sophomore was just dominant last week recording a win or save in three of Florida State’s four wins. Chambliss did not allow a hit or run in 4 2/3 innings over three games and he struck out seven of the 14 batters he faced.
In his win versus Stetson Chambliss came into to a 4-4 game in the eighth with the bases loaded and one out. He got the Hatters’ designated hitter watching strike three and preserved the tie on a foul out to the catcher. He needed just four pitches to end the threat. After FSU took the lead in the top of the ninth, Chambliss closed out the win by facing just four batters. In the second Stetson game, FSU took a 7-6 lead in the top of the eighth bringing the closer into the game. He needed just 23 pitches and faced only six batters in the final two frames to pick up his fourth save of the year. After getting a game off, Chambliss closed out a 4-1 win over Appalachian State on 11 pitches in the ninth for his fifth save.
Chambliss has now finished 10 of Florida State’s 16 games in 2005 and opponents are hitting just .094 against the sophomore. Right-handers have just one hit against him all year. He is tied for the team lead in wins and first with five saves. His K:BB ratio of 4.5:1 is the best in the team as is his average of 14.73 K’s per game. He has not allowed an extra base hit this season and he has given up just one earned run.
Chambliss and the eighth-ranked FSU baseball team heads to Hawaii for spring break where they are scheduled to play nine games in nine days on two islands. Due to the time difference, seminoles.com will be the only place to find game stories from the Hawaii trip as soon as the action ends on top of photo galleries both on and off the field. There is only one place to follow the Seminoles as they trek through Hawaii and that is the official website of the Florida State Department of Athletics.