Updated: May 18, 2015
2015: Tech's workhorse in the circle, throwing a team-high 187.2 innings … Went 15-14 with a 3.17 ERA and a team- and career-high 227 strikeouts … Had a save … Struck out a career-high 17 batters in an eight-inning win over James Madison … Named Most Valuable Pitcher of the Rainbow Wahine Classic after limiting a hard-hitting Hawaii team to just one run and eight hits over two games, striking out 23 in the 14.0 innings … Struck out 11 in relief in the NCAA Tournament.
2014: A second-team All-ACC selection by College Sports Madness … One of Tech's two main pitchers … Appeared in 42 games, starting 32 … Went 15-9 with a save … Had an ERA of 3.28 in 192.0 innings … Led the team with 184 strikeouts … Had just 42 walks … Named the ACC Pitcher of the Week and the National College Pitcher of the Week by College Sports Madness after a big week against PItt and Virginia … Ended the regular season by striking out a career-high 13 batters against Radford … A member of the 2014 All-ACC Academic Softball Team.
2013: Blossomed late in the season to become a reliable option in the circle … Appeared in 21 games, making six starts … Went 3-2 with a save and an ERA of 3.12 … Threw 60.2 innings, striking out 44 … Picked up the save in the ACC Tournament against Maryland, enterring the game with the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth inning, but didn't give up a run in Tech's 8-5 win … Got the start in the ACC semfinals against eventual champion NC State, limiting State's high-powered offense to just three runs.
High School: Played at Poquoson High for Coach Colleen Duman … The 2012 Virginia Group AA State Pitcher of the Year … Also a first-team all-state selection … A three-time Daily Press Softball Player of the Year … Repeated as the Bay Rivers District Pitcher of the Year as a senior … Was also the Region I Pitcher of the Year … Went 25-3 her senior season season with 18 shutouts, a 0.30 ERA and 275 strikeouts in 187.1 innings pitched … Hit .419 with five home runs, six doubles, 28 walks and 32 RBIs … As a junior, went 22-3 and posted a 0.55 ERA with 242 strikeouts in 166 innings and limited opposition batters to a .132 average … Was named first-team all-region for her work in the circle … Also batted .405 with 26 RBIs, while pounding out 17 extra-base hits (11 doubles, a triple and five home runs) … Was named first-team all-state as a sophomore after going 24-4 with an 0.11 earned run average and 255 strikeouts, versus only 16 walks, in 187 innings … Recorded 1,002 career strikeouts, making her only the sixth pitcher in VHSL history to surpass 1,000 … Had 12 career home runs and 73 RBIs, coming mostly in her final three seasons … Played travel ball for Coach Tom Bunn and the Williamsburg Starz.
Personal: Margaret Emily Tyler … Born May 20, 1994 in Poquoson, VA … Daughter of Mark and Melanie Tyler … Has an older brother, Drew … Majoring in communication.