Nittoli Belts Sixth Home Run Of The Season
Musketeers Beat Butler 4-3 For Second-Straight Game
Saturday's Game To Be Held At Victory Field In Indianapolis
Senior Tossed Complete-Game Shutout On Senior Day
Senior Pitcher Fans Six Batters, Walks None In Victory
For the most part, XU Olympic teams will be in Cincinnati this week. Baseball opens up conference play at home, track is at the Oliver Nikoloff meet, and the tennis teams play a combined five matches at home. The only sport on the road this week is men's golf.
The Musketeers will open up their 2012 home schedule this weekend against Toledo.
Tyler Koors, a right-handed starting pitcher from Indianapolis, is this week's Meet the Musketeer.
2013: Posted a career-best 4.10 ERA with a 5-6 record ... Tossed two complete games, including a shutout of Massachusetts that earned him Atlantic 10 Co-Pitcher of the Week on May 13 ... Allowed two hits in seven innings of shutout baseball with a career-high-tying eight Ks in XU's 15-0 win over St. Bonventure ... Also struck out eight batters against Charlotte ... Defeated Dayton and Evansville in consecutive weeks ... Closed his Xavier career with the ninth most innings pitched (264.2) after pitching a career-high 98.2 this season ... Ranked tied-eighth with 42 career starts.
2012: Appeared in 13 games as a starting pitcher for the Musketeers ... Posted a 5.14 ERA in 70.0 innings of work ... Struck out 47 batters and walked 28 ... Threw eight innings against Michigan, allowing three runs (two earned) and striking out three batters for first victory of the season ... Pitched six innings with five strikeouts against Michigan State ... Struck out six batters in six innings of work against Richmond ... Fanned a season-high seven batters in 6.0 IP against Rhode Island ... Went seven innings with five strikeouts and no walks to get the win against La Salle.
2011: Was one of the three main weekend starters for XU in 2011 ... Went 5-5 with a 4.74 ERA in 13 starts ... Struckout a career-high seven batters at Dayton (May 7) ... Struckout 35 total batters in 2011.
2009: Saw action in 10 games, making one start his rookie campaign ... Tossed a career-high 4.2 innings at Marshall on Mar. 24 ... Picked up his first career win at home vs. Saint Louis on Mar. 22 ... Struck out a career-high four batters on three occassions throughout the season ... Threw a total of 20.0 innings, striking out 14 ... Finished the season with a record of 2-0 with a 5.85 ERA.
Prior to Xavier: Earned three varsity letters while playing at Indianapolis' Cathedral High School ... Helped lead his team to the state championship title in 2007 as the team put together a 29-4 overall record ... Was invited to the East Coast Professional Tryout put on by Major League Baseball and was also invited to the Buckeye Scout Top 100 Players in Ohio Showcase ... Has several former teammates playing at the collegiate level as well as one who was drafted by the Texas Rangers.
Personal: Business Administration major ... Born Nov. 3, 1989 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Parents are Jerry and Karen Koors.