College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 70 with Oregon State junior RHP Tony Bryant. The 6’7 210 pounder comes from Kennewick, Washington where he attended Kennewick High School. He was a three year letter winner under head coach AJ Marquard. He was named Pitcher of the Year twice and All-State twice. He was a 25th-round selection by the Minnesota Twins in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft but decided to head to Corvallis to play for Oregon State.
As a freshman, he pitched in 14 games, making one start while recording a record of 0-0 with a 4.64 ERA in 19 1/3 innings. In Pac-10 play, he appeared in six games going 0-0 with a 5.14 ERA.
In his sophomore season, Bryant became the closer for the Beavers. He appeared in 28 games (all in relief) going 3-2 including 12 saves with a 1.52 ERA. He struck out 40 batters and walking 11 in 47.1 innings of work.
He spent the summer of 2011 in the Northwoods League with the Madison Mallards. He made 16 appearances all out of the bullpen going 2-0 including five saves with a 0.96 ERA in 16 games.
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