Friday, May 1, 2009

NN's Joyner has milestones vs. Gryphons

Gryphons baseball fans may not want to see this, but here you go.

As many who attended the first Rocky Mount-Northern Nash baseball game a few weeks ago saw, Northern senior pitcher Tyler Joyner recorded 15 strikeouts. Among those Ks was his 300th career strikeout. But Joyner and the Knights lost the contest, 2-0.

Well, when Tyler and his boys faced the Gryphons last week in their 2-0 victory, the win was Tyler's 25th of his career. After beating Wilson Fike in the first of two games in Northern's historic doubleheader (never had a league doubleheader been played) Tuesday, Joyner, who has signed with East Carolina, moved to 26-8 for his four-year career.

And his draft stock has also picked up in the last few weeks - going by the number scouts seen at his recent games. Even his future head coach Billy Godwin checked in on his lefty signee at the most recent RN-NN war.

We may see him and Brian Goodwin drafted on June 9.