Baseball - Tue, Aug. 24, 2010
Tyler Fisher took on some hefty NCAA Division I baseball players this summer in the New York Collegiate Baseball League and when the dust settled at the end of the season, it was Fisher's outstanding performance that shined above the rest.
The senior Tiger outfielder earned Player of the Year and First-Team All-NYCBL, helping to make a name for himself in the professional development league.
Fisher started all 36 games for the Nitros, leading the team in batting with a .366 average in 142 plate appearances. He had 52 hits, including 15 doubles and five homeruns, with 25 RBI and 30 runs scored. Fisher finished with a .577 slugging percentage with a .436 on base percentage, while being walked 16 times, hit by a pitch four times and striking out 19 times.
In the field, he had 76 putouts and six assists with just three errors for a .965 fielding percentage.
The Nitros finished 22-7 and second in the West Division.
The NYCBL is a summer wooden bat league for college athletes who have not signed a professional contract. Players from all over come to New York for this premier league which has helped to groom numerous future Major League Baseball greats, including current Houston Astros Hunter Pence and Brad Lidge.