2009: Ryun became MSU's starting first baseman in early March and started 41 games at the position, hitting .268 on the season with eight homers and 28 RBIs ... Also made one appearance on the mound, pitching an inning at Sam Houston State (2/28) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in his first start of the year against North Dakota (3/8) ... Homered and had three RBIs at 23rd-ranked Oregon State (3/13) ... Hit a grand slam against SEMO (3/17), and homered the next day against the Redhawks as well ... Recorded his first career three-hit game at Southern Illinois (4/3) ... Had three RBIs and homered versus Wichita State (4/18) ... Homered and scored three runs at Evansville (4/25) ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs the next day at UE ... Put together back-to-back three-hit games at Creighton (5/8-9) ... Hit a solo homer versus Illinois State (5/20) in the MVC Tournament.
2008: Ryun ranked fifth on the staff with 40.1 innings pitched, doing so with four starts in 12 appearances ... He went 4-0 with a 4.69 ERA and 24 strikeouts ... Made the first start of his career versus Saint Louis (4/8), pitching seven innings of three-hit shutout ball for the win ... Struck out five in six innings against Kansas in a no decision ... Got the starting nod in the third game of the Illinois State series (4/27), pitching five innings for the win ... Allowed three hits and an unearned run at UNI (5/17) in four innings ... Struck out a season-high six in six relief innings against Southern Illinois in the MVC Tournament (5/23), yielding five hits and a pair of unearned runs in the elimination game ... Was 1-for-3 at the plate with a single against Evansville (4/13), and saw time at first base as a defensive substitution in a handful of games.
Background: Tyler Ryun earned all-conference honors as an infielder and pitcher as a senior at Platte County (Mo.) High, pitching a perfect 5-0 record with a 2.86 ERA and 47 strikeouts while hitting .482 with seven homers, 10 doubles and 30 RBIs in just 17 games ... Was a second-team all-state pick as an infielder ... Member of the Missouri Senior Sunbelt and Mo-Kan Teams ... Was an all-conference and all-district selection as a sophomore and junior.
Personal: Tyler Ryun is the son of Dennis and Angela Ryun ... Born August 16, 1988, to in North Kansas City, Mo. ... Has two siblings, Tiffany and Trever ... Hospitality and restaurant administration major.