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Tyler Odle
Tyler Odle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vestavia Hills, Ala.

High School:
Vestavia Hills

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L



One of 10 seniors on the Crimson Tide team ... played in a career-best 48 games last season and will compete for time in the outfield this season ... a great defensive outfielder ... has excellent speed ... solid left-hand bat could also make him a valuable pinch hitter ... played in 86 career games and 34 career starts ... posted a .262 (37 for 141) average with five home runs and 28 RBI ... has seven career multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games at Alabama ... hitting .250 (3-for-12) as pinch-hitter with two RBI ... hitting .200 (1-for-5) with two RBI in his career with bases loaded ... hit four home runs and knocked in 24 runs as junior in 2008 ... played in 33 SEC games with 16 starts ... batting .290 (18 for 62) in SEC career with two home runs and 12 RBI ... slammed game-winning two-run home run at Florida in 2006 and ripped game-tying two-run triple against the Gators in 2007.

CUBA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT:
Odle played in all three games in the exhibition series against Cuba, including a start in right field in the series finale.

CAREER Postseason NOTES:
Made his postseason debut with the Crimson Tide in 2008 ... played in all seven games, with six starts ... hit .217 (5 for 17) in the post season with seven runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and four RBI ... played in all four SEC Tournament games ... went 2 for 14 (.143) in SEC Tournament with four runs scored, one home run and three RBI ... homered in first career postseason at-bat against Kentucky on May 21, 2008 ... played in all three NCAA Regional games with two starts ... hit .333 (3 for 9) with three runs scored, one double, one home run and one RBI ... went 2 for 6 in opener against East Carolina on May 30 ... slugged two-run home run against Coastal Carolina on May 31.

JUNIOR (2007):
Played in career-high 48 games, including 29 starts ... hit .288 (34 for 118) with four home runs and 24 RBI ... co-leader with four triples ... tallied season-highs in at-bats (118), runs scored (28), hits (34), home runs (4) and RBI (24) as a junior ... hit .327 (16 for 49) in 23 SEC games with one home run and 12 RBI ... all four triples came in SEC play ... posted seven-game hitting streak from March 16-26, where he batted .409 (9 for 22) with five runs scored and five RBI ... went 2 for 4 with two RBI in series-clinching win over Vanderbilt on March 23 ... went 3 for 3 with double, home run and three RBI in win over Mississippi Valley State on April 8 ... also scored career-high five runs in the win ... posted 3 for 3 performance with triple, home run and three RBI in series-clinching win over Auburn on April 27 ... game-tying, two-run triple in eighth inning against Florida on May 13 ... career-high four hits and scored three runs in win at Georgia on May 16 ... played in all seven post season games, with six starts ... hit .217 (5 for 17) with seven runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and four RBI ... played in all four SEC Tournament games ... went 2 for 14 (.143) in SEC Tournament with four runs scored, one home run and three RBI ... homered in first career postseason at-bat against Kentucky on May 21, 2008 ... played in all three NCAA Regional games with two starts ... hit .333 (3 for 9) with three runs scored, one double, one home run and one RBI ... went 2 for 6 in opener against East Carolina on May 30 ... slugged two-run home run against Coastal Carolina on May 31.

SOPHOMORE (2007):
Appeared in 25 games, mainly as a pinch-runner or late-inning defensive replacement in the outfield ... started five games against Georgia State, Florida, Arkansas (2) and Mississippi State ... started four of the Tide's last seven regular season games ... earned his first career start against Georgia State on Feb. 10 ... recorded his first career hit in a 16-0 win over UAB on Feb. 28 ... slammed a game-winning, two-run home run in the 10th inning at Florida on May 6 ... had a career-high five at-bats in the win over the Gators.

FRESHMAN (2006):
Appeared in 13 games as a true freshman ... primarily used as pinch-runner and defensive replacement in the outfield.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2005 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School where he was a three-year starter for Coach Sammy Dunn and Coach Dal Davis ... hit .424 with four home runs and 25 RBI as a senior ... was a First-Team Class 6A All-State selection by The Birmingham News ... also tabbed a First-Team All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... led his team to back-to-back area championships and consecutive state playoff berths ... was selected to the 2004 All-Over the Mountain Baseball squad ... played in the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Classic ... named an ABCA Super 100 selection in 2003 and 2004.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Tyler Steven Odle ... son of Steve and Karen Odle ... has one sister, Erin ... earned an Eagle Scout Award ... his father, Steve, was a standout swimmer at Drury College.

     
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