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NO-HIT KID BACK IN TOWN

NO-HIT KID BACK IN TOWN

NO-HIT KID BACK IN TOWN

Tyler Koch Returns to Explorers 

Sioux City, IA (May 3rd, 2022) — The Sioux City Explorers have announced the signing of LHP Tyler Koch to a 2022 American Association contract. 

Tyler Koch is entering his second season of professional baseball and his second with the Explorers. 

The southpaw quickly made a name for himself in his rookie season. He pitched in 21 games, making three starts and held an ERA of 2.94. He fanned 49 batters in 36.2 innings of work. 

On September 4th, Koch also delivered the pitching performance of the year for not just the X’s but across the league as a whole. The young lefty became the first Sioux City Explorer to complete a no-hitter as he kept the Canaries bats hitless for seven innings in the back half of a double header. For the accomplishment Koch was named American Association Pitcher of the Week. 

Koch, who turns 24 on the Explorers home opener of May 17th, finished his collegiate career at Georgia State during the spring of 2021. During his final season with the Panthers, Koch went 0-1 with a 3.74 ERA in 18 games and a single start. He completed 21.2 innings and struck out 27 batters while walking 12. 

At the end of his tenure he pitched the second most games in Georgia State history (82). He is also credited with a quick move to first as he racked up 14 career pickoffs at GSU. 

The Sioux City Explorers 30th year in Siouxland will begin at MercyOne Field at Lewis and Clark Park on May 17 versus the Lake Country DockHounds. Season, Group and Single Game Tickets are now all on sale and can be purchased by calling (712) 277-9467.