Florida baseball's Tyler Dyson impresses early on in 2018 season


When you watch Tyler Dyson pitch, it's hard to believe he didn't step on the mound until late in his high school career.

The sophomore right-handed pitcher has impressed early on this season in the Sunday starter role, and as a guy who head coach Kevin O'Sullivan said could be a lot of team's number one starters, he's a huge threat when a split series comes down to Sunday's matchup.

"It's halfway through the game and I'm sitting there thinking, it's only his fifth career start." said O'Sullivan. "Every time out he's learning something new and he needed to pitch good today because their starter is really good as well. If he throws the way he's capable we should have a lot of success on Sundays. That was one of our strengths last year when we threw Jackson (Kowar) on Sundays."

Kowar finished his 2017 campaign in the Sunday role with a 12-1 record, which tied for the best single-season record in school history. His 12 wins ranked second in the country and led the SEC.

Dyson has his sights set on being prepared for SEC play, stating, "There's still a lot to improve on and what matters is the SEC play coming up. If I can keep rolling into those I'll be good. Brady (Singer) and Jackson will do their thing Friday and Saturday, and we gotta get the series wins on Sundays, so moving forward that's what I've gotta do."

Next up for Florida is a road game against UCF on Tuesday, and its back at home on Wednesday for another matchup with the Knights.

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