June 22, 2013
While Cougars star Robert Tyler was one of Crisp County’s top hitters (.372, 39 RBI), it was his lively arm that made him a top college and MLB prospect. He ended his senior year with a 1.99 ERA, an 8-2 record with 72 strikeouts and pitched in front of handfuls of major league scouts nearly every time he took the mound.
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Crisp County pitcher and UGA signee Robert Tyler is named the Ray Knight Player of the Year after an amazing season that led the Cougars to the Final Four and ended with Tyler being drafted --- but turning down the pros. (ADDS: breaking of 2013 Albany Herald All-Area First- and Second Team)