Minnesota improved to 5-2 in the Big Ten and 20-13 on the season
2014 JUNIOR SEASON: Started 49 games at catcher, first base, second base, third base and designated hitter only Gopher to play in all 51 games maintained a fielding percentage of .986 in 294 chances hit .249 in 169 at-bats, while getting on base at a .355 clip was second on the team with 25 RBI had an eight-game hitting streak (4/26-5/11) hit home runs at Louisiana Tech (3/1) and Iowa (4/20) hit 4-for-5 with five RBIs in the series finale against Northern Illinois (2/16) two-run double drove in two in the 10th at Louisiana Tech (3/1) hit 4-for-5 with three doubles, three runs and three RBIs at St. Mary's (3/18) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in an extra innings loss to Nebraska (4/13) had two hits and two RBIs in the series finale at Iowa (4/20) was 4-for-9 (.444) with an RBI in the three-game series against Florida State (5/3-4) had four hits and three runs in two mid-week games against Augsburg (5/6) and Concordia-Moorhead (5/7) reached base three times and came around to score twice in the home finale against Purdue (5/11) Academic All-Big Ten Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Academic All-Big Ten played in 38 games with 89 at-bats with a .258 average batted in 13 runs had a .977 fielding percentage in 43 chances played all over the field in his 19 starts, making starts at first base (3 games), third base (4), right field (2), and designated hitter (10) held a six game hit streak (2/29-4/12) had five multi-hit games led the team in triples (3) slugged a .360 slugging percentage, fourth on the team entered the game as a substitute 19 times tied for third on the team in sacrifice bunts (3) batted .286 and got on base at a .375 clip in Big Ten play started two games in the Indiana St. series (3/16-17) went a combined 3-6 (.500) with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI hit a career high four RBIs, while also producing two triples, two runs, and a walk at Kansas St. (3/19) went 1-3 with two walks, an RBI, and a run scored in a loss to Michigan (3/30) picked up three hits, three runs, and an RBI in a 7-0 win over Ohio St. (4/5) batted in two in a pinch hit single against Augsburg (4/16) played in three Big Ten Tournament games (vs. Indiana 5/23, Illinois 5/24, and Nebraska 5/24) went 2-3 and a run scored in a win against Illinois (5/24).
2012: Redshirted the season.
DUKE CAREER: Played in 28 games with the Blue Devils, including eight starts held a batting average of .205 with eight hits, five runs, seven RBI, two doubles and eight walks also had four hit by pitch held a on-base percentage of .392 made the ACC Academic Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Academy of Holy Angels team captain as a junior and senior hit .419 with 10 extra-base hits and 19 runs as a senior on the way to all-state, all-metro and all-conference honors...named first team Academic All-State as a senior selected to play in the Lion's All-Star Tournament member of three consecutive conference championships named team's defensive MVP selected as a member of Team Minnesota and played in the Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament two-year letterwinner in soccer and three in academics after holding a GPA of 3.6 or higher member of the National Honor Society four-year honor roll student garnered high honors and Honor of Distinction all four years nine-time recipient of the Missota Conference Gold Award, given for owning a GPA of at least 3.5 during the sport season.
PERSONAL: Majoring in biology, society and environment born September 20, 1991 son of Jim and Jane Tatera has a brother, John, and a sister, Kim father played baseball for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.