Coach Farley on Szymczak: "Tyler has nasty stuff. He is one of the top candidates on our staff for the important late relief/closer role. The key for Tyler is his consistency in throwing low strikes. He is a hard worker, and he wants to be a leader on our pitching staff."
2008: Came out of the bullpen in all 13 of his appearances...yielded just one run on one hit in 2.0 innings at Kentucky (March 1)...struck out two and allowed two hits in two scoreless frames at Tennessee Tech (March 16)...struck-out a season-high three batters in 1.2 innings against Youngstown State (March 22)...allowed one run in 2.2 innings at Louisville (March 26)...2007: Appeared in five games out of the bullpen...allowed one run on three hits while striking out four in 4.0 innings of work against Indiana Tech (3/27)...tossed a scoreless inning of relief against Indiana State (4/5)...yielded just one earned run in 2.1 innings at Wright State (4/10)...High School: Earned two letters as an infielder and pitcher at South Bend Clay High School...named to the all-conference first team as a pitcher... team captain...holds school records with 82 innings pitched and a 1.22 ERA...member of the National Honor Society...high school coach: Chip O'Neil...Personal: Born August 31, 1987...son of Mike and Connie Szymczak...marketing major.