Tyler Oakes
Tyler Oakes

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Volunteer Assistant


Feature: Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Returns After Cancer Battle

Gopher baseball pitching coach Todd Oakes was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in June but has returned to the Gopher staff

University of Minnesota alum Tyler Oakes is in his second season as the Gopher Baseball volunteer assistant coach.

A native of Jordan, Minn., Oakes pitched at the University of Minnesota from 2006-09. He was a member of the starting rotation during his sophomore season in 2007, compiling a 4-6 record in 14 starts. Oakes worked mainly out of the bullpen his other three seasons with the Golden Gophers under the guidance of his father and Gopher pitching coach Todd Oakes.

Following the 2009 collegiate season, Oakes signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He made 14 appearances, including one start, for Princeton of the Appalachian League and compiled a 2-0 record with a 3.82 earned-run average. Oakes struck out 28 batters in 33 innings.

Following his professional career, Oakes started his coaching career and was the pitching coach for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in 2010 and 2011.


Maroon Wins Game Three, Gold Wins Series


The Maroon team defeated the Gold team 4-3 in the final game of the Steak ‘N Beans series at Siebert Field. The Gold team claimed the 2016 Steak ‘N Beans title, winning the...

Gold Team Takes 2-0 Lead In Steak 'N Beans


The Gold team defeated the Maroon team 2-1 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best out of three games Steak ‘N Beans series at Siebert Field.

Gold Takes Game One


In the first game of the Steak ‘N Beans series, the Gold team came away with an 8-3 win over the Maroon squad.

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