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#23 Tori Tyson
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Corona, Calif.
High School: Corona
Club: Corona Angels
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Career Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2009)

Senior Season [2011]
Tori Tyson was poised for more playing time in the outfield during her senior season, but she never got the chance to retain her starting position. A chronic back injury, which plagued Tyson throughout her career, prevented her from playing her senior season as the injury cut her career short.

Junior Season [2010]
After spending her first two seasons in the program as a pitcher, Tyson made the switch to the outfield in 2010. Although it was a big adjustment and required her to contribute offensively for the first time in her career, Tyson made the switch well enough to earn a starting position, making 47 starts as a junior.

Despite battling persistent back problems throughout the season, Tyson was arguably Nebraska’s top defensive outfielder, as her three assists led all outfielders and her two errors tied for the lowest total among any Husker outfielder. Offensively, Tyson batted .129 with two doubles and an RBI. She earned 62 at bats in 2010, after having only one at bat in her first two seasons combined.

Tyson began the season on a strong note. After going hitless in Nebraska’s first two games, Tyson strung together a career-best four-game hitting streak. During that stretch, she also scored three runs while slugging a double for her first career extra-base hit. Later in the season, Tyson helped Nebraska pick up key Big 12 wins over Texas A&M and Kansas. Against the Aggies, Tyson scored a run and produced the only multi-hit game of her career with a 2-for-3 effort. Three weeks later against the Jayhawks, Tyson went 1-for-2 with a double and produced her only career RBI.

Sophomore Season [2009]
With the return of the entire 2008 pitching staff, including a healthy Molly Hill, and the addition of Ashley Hagemann, Tyson saw limited action in the circle during her sophomore season. Tyson appeared in five games, compiling a 2-0 record and a 2.39 ERA. In 14.2 innings, Tyson allowed only five earned runs.

She threw the second complete game of her career against South Dakota and was just one out away from polishing off her first career shutout. Tyson enjoyed some of the best outings of her career down the stretch of the season, as she allowed only two earned runs over her final 10.2 innings, including an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She finished the year with five strikeouts, matching her total from her freshman season in 9.2 fewer innings.

Tyson was perfect in seven defensive chances from the circle, and she also made one appearance offensively as a pinch runner.

Freshman Season [2008]
Tyson was thrown into the fire early as a freshman due to an injury to ace Molly Hill. Although she threw a total of just 24.1 innings in 2008, Tyson made 12 appearances and five starts, including eight against ranked teams and nine against NCAA Tournament squads.

With Hill missing the first month of the season, Tyson started four of the Huskers’ first six games, including two consecutive starts against top-10 foes in the opening weekend. Tyson finished 1-3 in her first four starts, but her losses came at No. 5 Arizona State (second career start) to sixth-ranked Northwestern (third start) and at Louisville (fourth start). Arizona State went on to win the national title, while Northwestern advanced to NCAA Super Regional play and Louisville advanced to an NCAA Regional.

After making her debut in a relief appearance against California, Tyson earned her first start against Idaho State later on opening day. She tossed 4.0 innings and allowed three runs against the Bengals to pick up the victory, becoming the fourth straight Husker hurler to win her first career start. The next day she gave Nebraska a chance to win in a two-run loss against No. 6 Northwestern, allowing only three earned runs in five innings against a Wildcat squad that was averaging 10.0 runs per contest entering the game.

Offensively, Tyson received her only at bat of the season against California and grounded out. She also pinch ran against Missouri and scored her first career run.

Before Nebraska
Tyson came to Nebraska from Corona High School and the Corona Angels 18-and-under gold team. Tyson benefitted from facing top-level talent year-round in Southern California.

At Corona High School, Tyson earned second-team All-Mountain View league honors as a senior in 2007. As a junior, she led the league and ranked in the top 25 among inland Southern California schools with a 1.71 ERA . She finished that season allowing just 36 earned runs in 147.0 innings, while limiting opposing hitters to a meager .218 average and posting 108 strikeouts. She also contributed as a sophomore to Corona’s league championship team.

Tyson played her club ball for the Corona Angels, one of the top travel teams in the nation that has produced more than 20 current Division I players. She was joined on the Angels’ squad by fellow Husker senior Julie Brechtel and freshmen twins Tatum and Taylor Edwards. With the Angels, Tyson was coached by her father, Marty. The Angels won the 2003 14-and-under ASA national championship and recorded three other top-five finishes at nationals.

Personal
The daughter of Marty and Donna Tyson, Victoria Renee Tyson was born on Sept. 26, 1989, in Blythe, Calif. Tori has three sisters, Dena (26), Dominique (18) and Dawna (17). Tori comes from a softball family, as her father coaches the Corona Angels, one of the top travel teams in the nation. Her sister Dena played at Washington, earning first-team NFCA All-America honors as a senior in 2007, which included a trip to Bowlin Stadium for the NCAA Regional. Tori is a communication studies major with a minor in sociology.

Batting

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2008

.000

2-0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

0-0

.778

2009

.000

1-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

0-0

1.000

2010

.129

52-47

62

8

8

2

0

0

1

2

20

.229

.161

0-0

.952

2011

DNP

                           
Total

.127

55-47

63

9

8

2

0

0

1

2

20

.225

.159

0-0

.931

Pitching

Year

ERA

W-L

APP

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

OPP. AVG.

FLD%

2008

7.19

1-3

12

5

1

0

0

24.1

38

34

25

21

5

.339

.778

2009

2.39

2-0

5

1

1

0

0

14.2

17

6

5

5

5

.298

1.000

Total

5.38

3-3

17

6

2

0

0

39.0

55

40

30

26

10

.325

.931