Lefthander who appeared in 14 contests with 12 starts, compiling 7-4 record with a 4.45 ERA, 20 walks and 34 strikeouts ... Served as the Saturday starter for most of the year ... Worked five innings in first game of Sunday doubleheader at Jacksonville State in season opening series, allowing an unearned run on four hits to pick up the win ... Gave up two runs on five hits in six innings against Missouri State for his second victory ... Worked just 1.2 innings at Southern Illinois, his shortest career start, giving up four runs, two earned, on five hits and getting no decision ... Allowed eight runs, two earned, in 3.1 innings at Birmingham Southern, striking out four and taking the loss ... The start at BSC came on Friday night after everyone was pushed up a day because of an injury to Matt Scott ... Got no decision against Arkansas-Little Rock, allowing one run on five hits in 4.1 innings ... Lasted just three innings at New Orleans, giving up three runs with three strikeouts and falling out of the weekend rotation ... Worked five innings in a start versus Belmont, allowing three runs with three strikeouts ... Picked up a win in three innings of relief against Vanderbilt, allowing one run with two strikeouts ... Suffered a loss in relief at South Alabama, giving up three runs on one hit ... Returned to the weekend totation against Arkansas State, working season-high 6.1 innings for his fifth victory, allowing three runs with four strikeouts ... Tossed season-best 8.0 innings at Florida International for his sixth win, giving up one run with four strikeouts ... Allowed six runs on 11 hits in 5.1 innings, taking the loss against Louisiana-Lafayette ...Came back just 12 days later to defeat the Ragin' Cajuns, giving up one run on five hits in seven innings of work.
2005 (Sophomore): Lefthander who made 15 appearances, including 14 starts ... Posted 5-4 record with 4.57 ERA, tying for second on team in wins and second in innings pitched with 69.0 ... Picked up first career victory with five innings at Belmont, allowing two runs on six hits ... Gave up two earned runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings at Memphis, striking out five ... Tossed complete game versus Southern Illinois, giving up an unearned run on three hits for his second win of the year ... Allowed one earned run in 5.2 innings versus Tennessee Tech for third victory ... Drew first Sun Belt start against New Orleans, working 5.1 innings and giving up four runs ... Picked up a win at Western Kentucky, allowing five runs in 5.1 innings ... Suffered tough-luck loss against South Alabama, giving up two runs on six hits in six innings ... Gave up two runs on eight hits, striking out four, in five innings against Florida International ... Made second-longest start of his career against New Mexico State, going seven innings and giving up one run with four strikeouts, ending three-game losing streak ... Gave up two runs in 3.1 innings against UL in Sun Belt Championships.
2004 (Freshman): Made three appearances, going 1-1 with one walk ... Allowed two runs on five hits in two innings at Lipscomb ... Got one out against Lipscomb ... Roughed up versus Troy State, allowing five runs on three hits in one-third of an inning.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Mike James at Lawrence County HS ... Named All-District as junior ... Struck out 38 in just 21 innings as senior ... Threw no-hitter with 13 strikeouts in first start as senior ... Posted 5-2 mark with 2.45 ERA as junior and went 3-0 as sophomore ... Recognized Who's Who Among American Students.
Personal: William Tyler Copeland ... Born June 28, 1984 ... Son of Billy and Pam Copeland ... Majoring in Business Administration.