By DAVE WOODALL
Tammany West Sports
COVINGTON – Tyler Schwaner, who is currently in his senior year playing baseball for the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.
Tyler was a graduate of Northlake Christian School where he played for his father, Jeff Schwaner.
Schwaner was named All-District and the District Pitcher of the Year after notching an 8-3 record with a 1.89 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 74.0 innings of work.
He also earned All-Metro and All-State honors following senior year and tossed a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and hit a homer on senior night.
He spent two seasons at Jones County Junior College playing for head coach Christian Ostrander where he saw action in 18 games and made two starts as a sophomore.
He finished with a 3-3 record and one save with a 2.84 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 38.0 innings on the mound and did not surrender a run in 12 of his 18 appearances in 2015.
In his junior year at ULM, he had 10 appearances on the mound and finished with a 0-1 record in 12.0 innings of work with 10 strikeouts. Schwaner went two innings on two separate occasions vs Samford and South Alabama where he held Samford scoreless.
He had four appearances where he struck out two batters and threw a season high 51 pitches in a shutout performance vs Samford.
This season he has appeared in 42 innings where he has given up 34 runs on 53 hits, 19 walks, and 32 strikeouts.
His current record is 1-1 with a 4.07 ERA.
Tyler is the son of Jeff and Yvonne Schwaner.
His father Jeff played collegiate baseball at Louisiana Tech (1985-88) and his grandfather, Tom, played collegiate baseball at Loyola University New Orleans and professionally in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
His grandfather also coached collegiately at the University of New Orleans.
Tyler is majoring in risk management and insurance.