Tyler Guilfoil Earns Baseball America All-American Honors
Kentucky junior pitcher Tyler Guilfoil has been named First-Team All-America by Baseball America, it was announced Monday. It is his third publication to name him to its first team. He previously was named First-Team All-American by the NCBWA and Perfect Game.
Guilfoil, a Lexington native who transferred back home after last season, turned in arguably the best season in history by a Kentucky reliever. He had a 1.59 earned run average and six saves in 51.0 innings while striking out 14 batters per nine innings and holding opposing hitters to a .156 batting average. He had a microscopic 1.34 ERA in 40.1 Southeastern Conference innings.
In the SEC Tournament, Guilfoil earned both a win and a save in his two appearances and finished 3-1 on the season in 21 appearances. Guilfoil was outrageously good over the final six weeks of the season, going 3-0 with three saves and a 1.05 ERA in 25.2 innings with only 10 hits allowed and 34 strikeouts.
He was a finalist for National Stopper of the Year, was named Second-Team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and Second-Team Midwest All-District by the American Baseball Coaches Association. He was the only reliever in the SEC to be named First-Team All-SEC.