Position
Infield
Height
5'6
Weight
163 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Kernersville, N.C.
Major
Sports Administration
B/T
R
High School
North Davidson HS

2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team

MLB Draft: 40th round in 2011 (New York Yankees); 33rd round in 2012 (Detroit Tigers)
 
Outstanding player who made 236 starts as an infielder during his four-year LSU career … collected 272 career hits and finished in 10th place on the all-time LSU hits list … No. 1 on all-time LSU sacrifice bunts list with 37 in his career … gap-to-gap hitter with surprising middle of the order pop due to his explosive hips and hands … has excellent instincts and baseball savvy, and he plays with great confidence … appeared in the 2009 and 2010 Cape Cod League All-Star Games

SENIOR SEASON (2012)
Made 64 starts for the Tigers at third base, batting .281 (63-for-224) with 13 doubles, one homer, 28 RBI and 34 runs scored … led the SEC in sacrifice bunts on the year with 13… recorded career-high four hits in SEC Tournament win over Ole Miss (May 24); doubled and scored two runs in the victory … 3-for-10 with two doubles and one run scored at South Carolina (May 18-19) … batted .417 (5-for-12) in four-game stretch (March 6-11) with three RBI and three runs … 3-for-5 at McNeese State (Feb. 29) with two doubles, four RBI and two runs.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Started all 56 games for the Tigers at third base, batting .311 (60-for-193) with five doubles, 25 RBI, 41 runs and five steals … No. 2 in the SEC with 15 sacrifice bunts on the year, an LSU single-season record … batted .370 (20-for-54) in the Tigers’ final 15 games with one double, eight RBI and 12 runs scored … 6-for-10 in the Tennessee series (May 13-15) with one RBI and four runs scored … 3-for-3 versus Nicholls State (April 26) with one double, two RBI and two runs … led the Tigers at the plate in the Cal State Fullerton series (March 11-13), batting .455 (5-for-11) with four RBI, two stolen bases and five runs scored … drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 2 with a bases-loaded walk
3-for-3 with one double and two runs scored vs. Wake Forest on Feb. 20, tying career-high for hits.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Started all 63 of the Tigers’ games (62 at second base, one at third base), batting .332 (82-for-247) with 16 doubles, one triple, two homers, 35 RBI and 49 runs … hit .316 (30-for-95) on the year with runners in scoring position … batted .419 (13-for-31) in LSU’s seven postseason games with three doubles, seven RBI and four runs … hit .314 (37-for-118) in SEC regular-season games with six doubles, one triple, one homer, 15 RBI and 20 runs … lined the game-winning single in the top of the 11th inning in the SEC Tournament championship games against Alabama (May 30) … named to the SEC All-Tournament team after batting .526 (10-for-19) in four games with three doubles and five RBI … hit .500 (10-for-20) in a five-game stretch (April 20-25) with one double, three RBI and four runs scored … in LSU’s three-game sweep at Tennessee, Hanover hit .545 (6-for-11) with one double, six RBI, three runs, two steals and a .667 on-base percentage … he was 3-for-4 at the plate in the Tigers’ Game 1 victory on March 26 with a double and a career-high four RBI … named Louisiana Sportswriters Association Hitter of the Week on March 30 as he led the Tigers to four consecutive wins (March 24-27), batting .533 (8-for-15) with three doubles, seven RBI, three runs, two steals and a .632 on-base percentage.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Played in 65 games (53 starts at third base), batting .321 (67-for-209) with nine doubles, two triples, five homers, 47 RBI, 40 runs and six stolen bases … played in two games in the College World Series in a reserve role – 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and three RBI in LSU’s CWS win over Arkansas on June 19 … hit .429 (3-for-7) in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one triple and one run … 5-for-19 in SEC Tournament with one double, two RBI and three runs … hit .318 (35-for-110) in SEC regular-season games with two doubles, three homers, 21 RBI and 23 runs … enjoyed an excellent series versus Auburn (April 24-26), as he was 5-for-11 at the plate with two homers, five RBI and three runs … 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBI and three runs versus Illinois (March 7); the homer – a three-run blast – was the first of his collegiate career.

HIGH SCHOOL
2008 Second-Team High School All-American … 2008 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of North Carolina … 2008 Piedmont Conference Player of the Year; led team to conference title … batted .475 in 2008 for North Davidson HS with eight doubles,12 homers, 43 RBI, 15 steals and 37 runs … served as North Davidson HS closer in 2008, recording a 1,70 ERA and three saves in 12 innings … earned all-conference honors in each of his four high school seasons … received academic honor roll recognition … batted .450 in 2007 with five homers and 28 RBI.

PERSONAL
Full name is Tyler Wayne Hanover … parents are Eric and Elizabeth Hanover … has two older siblings, Brendan and Megan … majoring in sport administration-leadership at LSU … born August 25, 1989.

Hanover’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 twice; last at Auburn (4/10/10)
Hits: 4 vs. Ole Miss (5/24/12)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/10)
Doubles: 2 three times; last at McNeese State (2/29/12)
Triples: 1 three times; last vs. Arkansas (3/19/10)
Home Runs: 1 eight times; last vs. Arkansas (3/30/12)
RBI: 4 three times; last at McNeese State (2/29/12)
Stolen Bases: 2 twice; last at Tennessee (3/27/10)

 

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