CEDAR RAPIDS - The high school team tennis state tournaments added a trio of Metro participants.
Defending Class 2A girls' state champion Cedar Rapids Prairie earned a spot for the third year in a row after a 5-2 victory over Cedar Rapids K ... »
l Name: Tyler Beardsley
l Number: 32
l Position: Pitcher
l Throws: Right
l Age: 22
l Hometown: Tehachapi, Calif.
l Noteworthy: Made five late-season starts last season for Kernels, going 1-2 with a 3.86 earned run average. Allowed just 21 hits in 25 2/3 innings. Began season and pro career at Rookie-level Elizabethton, making five starts and seven appearances. Had a 2-0 record and 2.65 ERA, striking out 33 in 34 innings. Selected by Minnesota Twins in 16th round of 2016 draft out of Sacramento State University, where he was strictly a reliever. Also pitched JUCO ball at College of the Sequoias in California.