2019 (Junior): Made 13 appearances with seven starts and six relief efforts … Tossed 39.0 innings with a 1-4 record and a 7.62 ERA, striking out 27 against 27 walks … 19 of the 46 hits he allowed went for extra bases … Made his WCU debut with a 4.1 inning relief winning effort in the season-opener against Oakland (Feb. 15), working around five walks with two strikeouts allowing an unearned run on just two hits … Made his first start against Notre Dame (March 13), tossing three innings with two earned runs allowed on four walks … Struck out a career-best five in the start against VMI (April 28), working 4.1 innings … Tossed a career-long 5.0 innings in the starting role at Samford (May 12) … Made the start for WCU in the SoCon Championship single-elimination game win over The Citadel (May 21) ... Named to the 2019 Spring Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2018-19 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU prior to Fall 2018 from Parkland College ... Boasted an ERA of 0.83 as a sophomore, posting a 2-0 record in 13 relief appearances with one save in 21.2 innings of work ... Only allowed three runs - two earned - on seven hits on the season ... As a freshman, tossed 21.1 innings in 14 relief appearances with a 1-1 record and a 5.91 ERA ... Struck out 20 against 12 walks ... High School: Was a starting left-handed pitcher and played first base as a prep ... Was an honor roll student.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Oliver McCulloch, but prefers to go by Ty ... Is the son of Cheryl and Tom McCulloch ... Has one sister, Megan ... His father played junior college basketball ... Collects vinyl records.
Career Game Highs:
- Innings Pitched: 5.0, at Samford (5/12/19)
- Strikeouts: 5, VMI (4/28/19)
- Walks: 5, OAKLAND (2/15/19)