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Former Pio Leads NCAA Division I in Batting Average

Tyler McIntyre (Elmira 2012) is hitting .511 for Central Conn. State this spring. Photo courtesy CCSU athletics

 No one in NCAA Division I baseball is swinging a hotter bat through the first month of the season than Central Connecticut State University senior Tyler McIntyre (Elmira 2012). According to NCAA statistics for games played through Mar. 17, McIntyre leads all Division I hitters with a .511 batting average. No other Division I player with enough at-bats to qualify for the national rankings is hitting above .480. 

 
Through 11 games, McIntyre has 24 hits in 47 at-bats. Included in his 24 hits are six doubles, one triple and two home runs. The CCSU senior has amassed 38 total bases, a .809 slugging percentage (12th nationally) and a .500 on-base percentage. In addition, McIntyre has driven in 16 runs and scored eight for the 5-6 Blue Devils. 
 
The Bristol, Conn., native has already recorded nine multi-hit games and he has had multiple hits in eight of his last nine starts. Between Mar. 3 and Mar. 13, McIntyre rattled off six multi-hit games in a row against a combination of four different opponents (Navy, Saint Joseph’s, Villanova, UCONN). Currently, the CCSU first baseman has a nine-game hitting streak which dates back to Mar. 2. McIntyre has had at least one hit in 10 of 11 games played. He has also scored a run or driven in a run in all but one contest. 
 
Most recently, the former Elmira slugger was named the Northeast Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 17. In the final two games of a road series at High Point, McIntyre pounded out seven hits and drove in six runs. On St. Patrick’s Day, the CCSU senior drove in five of the Blue Devils’ seven runs and socked four hits in a 7-1 win over the Panthers. 
 
Central Connecticut State is scheduled to open Northeast Conference play this weekend against Farleigh Dickinson. 
 
Last summer, McIntyre was the starting first baseman for the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s Elmira Pioneers. He was second among all Elmira swingers in home runs (five) and runs batted in (26). McIntyre clubbed out 10 extra-base hits in 36 games. 
 
McIntyre was also profiled earlier this week in the Hartford Courant – here


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