2009: Bean made one appearance on the season, tossing 1.1 innings in the third game of the year at Middle Tennessee (2/22), before a shoulder injury sidelined him for the year.
Background: Bean spent the 2008 season, his first as a collegian, at Allen County Community College in Iola, Kan., after enjoying a standout career at Seaman High in Topeka, Kan., where he was a teammate of former Bear Ben Carlson ... At Allen County, Bean pitched himself to all-conference honors, going 5-0 with a 3.14 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 41 innings ... As a three-year letterman for coach Steve Bushnell at Seaman High, Bean's teams combined to go 65-8, won a state title his junior season and finished runner-up at the state tournament his senior season ... Bean was the Kansas Class 5A State Player of the Year as a senior among numerous other state, league and city honors ... He went 6-0 that season, tossing five shutouts, including a perfect game, with a miniscule 0.25 ERA in 36.1 innings ... A second-team all-stater as a junior, Bean was 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA and tossed a no-hitter.
Personal: Tyler Bean is the son of Rick and Pam Bean ... Born May 25, 1989 in Topeka, Kan. ... He has one sister, Toree ... Is undecided on a major at MSU.