Rising Star: Eisenhower’s Tyner Horn
GODDARD, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Eisenhower’s Tyner Horn has been bringing the heat all season long, and throwing up a lot of zeroes in the process. The 6′1″ Wichita State commit’s fastball has been consistently touching 90 miles per hour this season and even reaching up to 95 at points.
Horn said the velocity climb is a product of hard work and a little bit of luck.
“Honestly, I like to thank God because I’m pretty small for throwing that hard,” he said. “But a lot of med ball work is what I’ve done and a lot and running. I’ve run a lot.”
Horn has put up video game numbers on the mound for the Tigers this year. He went six consecutive starts without allowing an earned run to start the season. He has since given up only one run in extra innings last week.
“That’s the first one he’s given up all year, which is pretty incredible in this league,” said Eisenhower Head Coach Mike Warren. “Our position players know when he’s on the field we’re going to be in the baseball game the whole time.”
Warren said that when he first saw Horn pitch at the varsity level last season, he knew he was going to be a special talent.
“I knew that last year when he came to us, [I thought,] ‘Man, it’s gonna be nice to have him for three years. You know, maybe we can get him to where he needs to be.’”
In the Fall, Horn committed to Wichita State and he said he is excited to play at the next level close to home.
“It will be cool,” he said. “I’ll have a lot of fans. My family will be able to come watch me and some friends too. At least I’ll know I’ll have someone in the stand every game so that’s pretty cool.”
But in the mean time, the good new for Coach Warren and the Eisenhower Tigers is Horn is still only a junior with a whole other year of high school ball to play.
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