College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 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.
Checking in at number 78 is Kent State junior RHP Tyler Skulina. The 6’6 235 pound righty hails from Strongsville, Ohio and attended Walsh Jesuit High School. He went a perfect 26-0 in his high school career while being named a first team All-American in 2009 and honorable mention in 2010. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 46th round but decided to head to the University of Virginia.
Skulina didn’t end up pitching in any innings during the 2011 season as he decided to transfer to Kent State after the fall semester. He did spend the summer of 2011 in the NECBL with the Keene Swamp Bats where he recorded two victories and 19 strikeouts in 10 appearances in 34.2 innings to help Keene capture its third NECBL championship.
Skulina saw his first collegiate action in the 2012 season with the Golden Flashes in which he went 11-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 18 starts totaling 107.1 innings pitched. He struck out 106 batters while walking 45 batters and holding them to a .237 batting average against.
After the long collegiate season, he made two starts in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Bourne Braves. He gave up eight runs over those two starts before shutting it down for the summer.
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