Aug. 17, 2010
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson has agreed to terms with the Toronto Blue Jays. Dyson, a fourth round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, compiled a 6-5 record with a 4.28 ERA in 103.0 innings pitched. He struck out 101 batters to just 24 walks with opponents batting just .249 against him on the year.
DYSON'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2009 - Selected in the 2009 MLB Draft in the 10th round by the Oakland A's ... Picked up win vs. George Mason in NCAA Regional, allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings with five strikeouts and four walks, a 11-3 victory over GMU (5/29) ... Quality start in 5-4 loss vs. Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament earned a no-decision, allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings of work with eight strikeouts and one walk (5/21) ... Complete game in 7-2 win over Georgia (5/14), allowed just two runs on four hits with career-high 13 strikeouts ... Worked 8.2 innings and allowed five runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts in 8-5 win over Vanderbilt (5/1) ... First career complete game in 8-3 win over Auburn (4/19), allowed just three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk ... Earned victory in 12-10 win over Ole Miss, hurled 5.2 innings and allowed seven runs, five earned, on eight hits with six strikeouts and four walks (4/10) ... Improved to 4-1 with victory at Kentucky (3/28), allowed eight runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings ... Defeated fifth ranked LSU with seven innings of two-hit ball, allowed just one run in 7-3 victory over Tigers (3/21) ... First career loss at Mississippi State (3/14), allowed eight runs, seven earned on nine hits in 4.1 innings ... Did not allow an earned run in seven innings of work, a 15-8 win over Long Beach State, improved record to 2-0 on the year ... Pitched 6.1 innings and allowed just one run on two hits in 3-1 win at Clemson, retired first 13 batters he faced (2/28) ... Five scoreless innings in season opener, a 13-0 win over Duquesne (2/21) ... Struck out six and allowed just one hit the victory.
2008 - Earned Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball ... Posted 8-0 record with a 4.09 ERA in 12 appearances and nine starts ... Pitched 50.2 innings and struck out 44 batters to 28 walks ... Earned win vs. Charlotte in NCAA Regional after 6.2 innings of work, allowed seven runs on 11 hits in victory ... Solid first career start vs. an SEC school at the SEC Tournament; pitched 6.2 scoreless innings vs. LSU. limited Tigers to just two hits ... Earned win in 10-2 victory over The Citadel; allowed just two runs and struck out seven in victory (5/14) ... Worked five-plus innings in 10-5 win at Wofford; struck out six and walked three in win (4/23) ... Earned win vs. USC Upstate; went five innings and allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks (4/15) ... Also defeated Western Carolina after five innings of work allowing four runs on five hits with five strikeouts ... Career-high seven innings with career-high eight strikeouts to earn win in 5-3 victory over College of Charleston (3/26) ... Pitched 0.1 innings and earned first career win in 7-6 victory over East Carolina (2/24) ... 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2007 - Squad member that did not see any action due to injury and received a medical redshirt ... 2007 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll member.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played four seasons at Tampa Jesuit High School under coach John Crumbley ... Earned Sunbelt Player of the Year honors his senior year with a 10-1 record ... Selected in the 2006 MLB Draft in the 19th round by the Washington Nationals.
PERSONAL - Born Sam Isaac Dyson on 5/7/88 ... Parents are Sid and Gwenn Dyson.
Carolina owns more overall wins than any SEC team in the last 11 years and more conference wins than any SEC team in the last 11 years with a 200-129 conference record. South Carolina is the only SEC school to record 40 or more wins each season from 2000-present and the only SEC school to reach the NCAA Regional every season in the last 11 years. The Gamecocks also have the most NCAA Super Regional appearances of the 12 SEC schools in the last 11 years.
Head coach Ray Tanner is the second winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history with a .692 winning percentage in 14 seasons at the helm of the Garnet & Black.
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