Last season was one heck of a freshman season for Tyler Wilson of the Rhode Island Rams. Early on in the campaign, he showed well in two appearances against big-time competition.
On the opening weekend of the season, he threw 3.1 innings of relief against Florida, allowing just a single run. Then, the next weekend, he came back and started the middle game of a series against North Carolina, allowing two runs in four innings of work.
Then, in a start against Yale on March 15, he kicked off an unbelievable stretch of starts. On that day, he threw seven shutout innings against the Bulldogs with ten strikeouts. The next weekend against Saint Louis, he gave up three hits and one run in seven innings of work. Against Sacred Heart, it was five hits and two earned runs in eight innings. Next, against Davidson, he threw eight shutout innings. Finally, in back-to-back starts against Saint Joseph’s and Richmond, he threw complete games, giving up six hits and one run in the former and just one hit and no runs in the latter.
Over that period of time, he threw 38 innings, giving up just 20 hits and four earned runs. All told for the 2015 season, he went 6-3 with a 2.16 ERA. In 87.1 innings of work, he allowed just 57 hits, struck out 75, and walked just 27. Most importantly, he was a key part of a quality Rams team that went 15-9 in Atlantic-10 play in head coach Raphael Cerrato’s first season at the helm, a huge improvement over their 7-18 mark the previous season and good for a tie for second place in the Atlantic 10 standings.
Heading into 2016, with Wilson headlining their rotation, the Rams are in good shape to remain a major player in the A-10 race.
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