2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2011 Freshman All-SEC
MLB Draft: 46th Round in 2010 (Philadelphia)
A highly-touted prospect that returns as the Tigers' primary starting catcher for the third straight season... great catching instincts and a cannon of a throwing arm ... big, physical player that also has the potential to hit home runs on a regular basis.
Played in 55 games (53 starts at catcher, one start at DH), batting .292 (54-for-185) with six doubles, one triple, three homers, 41 RBI, 19 runs and two stolen bases ... threw out 16 of 45 base runners attempting to steal during the year ... batted .287 (25-for-87) in SEC regular-season games with two doubles, one triple, three homers, 14 RBI and nine runs ... returned to action in the SEC Tournament (May 23-25) after undergoing an appendectomy on May 12 prior to Game 2 of series vs. Vanderbilt, causing him to miss six games ... collected three hits and four RBI in two starts during SEC Tournament ... voted to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team, batting .364 (4-for-11) in three games with one double, one RBI and two runs scored ...provided a lead-off double in the top of the ninth inning with LSU trailing, 5-4, in the NCAA Regional final versus Oregon State (June 3); LSU went on to tie the game in the ninth and post a 6-5 victory in 10 innings ... 1-for-2 with a solo HR, three RBI and one run scored in win at Ole Miss (May 6) ... 2-for-4 vs. Alabama on April 14 with his first career triple, three RBI and one run scored ... batted .462 (6-for-13) in the Arkansas series (March 30-April 1) with one double, one homer, two RBI and three runs ... Ross provided the game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning in the Game 2 victory over the Razorbacks ... batted .417 (5-for-12) in the Auburn series (March 23-25) with two RBI ... 2-for-3 with a double and a career-best five RBI versus Dartmouth on March 3.
Started 46 games at catcher, batting .223 (33-for-148) with five doubles, one homer, 20 RBI and 24 runs ... also threw out 10 runners attempting to steal during the season ... 3-for-5 at Mississippi State (May 19) with one double, one RBI and two runs scored ... 3-for-4 versus Kentucky (April 28) with one RBI and one run ... launched first career home run - a solo shot - on April 20 vs. Southern Miss at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. ... collected a career-best three RBI in win over Alcorn State (April 13), recording a two-run double and an RBI grounder ... hit .455 (5-for-11) in the Tigers' series versus Florida with two doubles and one RBI.
Participated in 2010 Florida High School All Star Game ... three-time All-County and All-Area selection ... 2009 & 2010 High School Team MVP and Team Captain ... named to 2008 and 2010 Sarasota Classic All Tournament Team ... hit .417 in his senior season with two homers, 13 doubles and 26 RBI ... batted .481 in his junior season with three homers and 23 RBI.
Full name is Tyler Matthew Ross ... parents are Matthew Ross and Kimberly Bell ... father played baseball at Santa Fe Community College and is now the coach at Saint John Neumann High School in Naples, Fla. ... has three younger siblings ... majoring in sports administration-commerce at LSU ... born January 17, 1992.
Ross' LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 several times; last vs. Ole Miss (5/24/12)
Hits: 3 four times; last vs. Notre Dame (3/11/12)
Runs Scored: 3 at Nicholls State (3/16/11)
Doubles: 1 several times; last vs. Oregon State (6/3/12)
Triples: 1 vs. Alabama (4/14/12)
Home Runs: 1 four times; last at Ole Miss (5/6/12)
RBI: 5 vs. Dartmouth (3/3/12)
Stolen Bases: 1 twice; last vs. Georgia (4/27/12)