Born August 2, 1980, in Ashland, Ohio ... son of Rick and Jeanie Shepple ... has a brother and a sister ... a pre-arts & sciences major.
2001 (Sophomore) -- Began the year as a starter, starting five games before moving to the bullpen, where he made 11 relief outings … no decision on the season’s opening day despite a solid outing … allowed two runs on four hits and no walks while fanning five in six innings vs. BYU… also failed to get a decision in a six and two-thirds innings start at UC Riverside … gave up four runs in an 8-5 UW win … threw well in a loss to Mark Prior and USC, allowing four runs over six and one-third in a 5-1 loss to the national player of the year … earned a save with 1.2 innings of work at WSU April 28 … got a second save with two shutout innings vs. Oregon State on May 6 … led Pueblo (Colo.) to the NBC World Series during the summer … 2000 (Freshman) -- Made 13 appearances, all in relief, during his first season at Washington … posted two victories, against Wichita State and Gonzaga … didn’t get a decision, but had a brilliant outing at Washington State when the UW came from 5-0 down in the first to win, 8-7 … in that game, worked five and two-thirds innings, allowing only two hits and one earned run … threw two no-hit, no-run innings for his victory against Wichita in the game the UW scored seven in the ninth to win 15-10 … worked four relief innings for the win over Gonzaga on May 16, allowing one run on four hits while fanning three, a season-high … also fanned three over two innings vs. USF on April 18.
Arvada High School
Earned two varsity letters as a pitcher for coach Mark Magdelano ... team went 16-2 his junior year and 20-2 his senior season ... All-Jefferson County League and league pitcher of the year both seasons ... all-state as a senior ... team was 27-1 in league play over the two seasons and won the league crown both times ... 5A state semi-finalist his senior year ... posted a 1.85 ERA with 45 strikeouts and only seven walks as a senior ... once struck out 14 and walked none in an 11-inning outing ... also earned three football letters and two basketball letters.
TYLER SHEPPLE’S CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS:
Year ERA W-L G/GS CG ShO Sv IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR 2000 7.82 2-1 13/0 0 0 0 25.1 29 26 22 13 14 8 0 3