42 Tyler Walker  
Tyler Walker

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Valley Christian HS

Position:
Infielder

Bats/Throws:
L/R


05/25/2014

Gophers' Season Ends With Loss to UO

Minnesota finishes with a 44-12 record

05/25/2014

Minnesota Falls in Super Regional Opener

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series with a 10-2 win in six innings

05/23/2014

Gophers Trek to Eugene for Super Regional

Minnesota is competing in its first-ever super regional

05/18/2014

Minnesota Advances to First Super Regional

Macken's three-run home run gives Gophers an 8-6 win over Auburn.

05/16/2014

Gophers Open NCAA Tournament Friday

Minnesota opens play against Green Bay Friday at 6:30 p.m.

04/12/2012

G:60 - Tyler Walker

Gopher softball player Tyler Walker is featured in this week's G:60.

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2014 JUNIOR SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten • All-Big Ten First Team • Big Ten All-Tournament Team • NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team • started all 56 games for Minnesota at shortstop • hit for a .382 average, the sixth-best in the Big Ten, and had a .747 slugging percentage, the third-best in the conference and second-best in a season in program history • hit safely in 43 of 56 games and reached base in all but five games • got on base in 21 games in a row from March 9 to April 19 • had a 10-game hitting streak from March 9-28 • tallied a team-best 22 multi-hit games, including three three-hit games • paced Gophers with 14 multiple-RBI games en route to a 50-RBI year • tied for the national lead with eight triples, the second-most ever in a season by a Gopher and the seventh-most ever by a Big Ten player • scored a team-leading and career-high 55 runs, the fourth-most in a single season in school history and fifth-most in the Big Ten • led the Gophers with 12 home runs and 14 steals, and was hit by a pitch 12 times • in Big Ten play, was tied for first in the league with three triples, was second with an .871 slugging percentage, tied for second with nine doubles and 61 total bases, was third with 24 RBI, was fifth with a .512 on-base percentage, tied for fifth with six home runs, tied for seventh with 21 runs, and was one of eight players to hit .400 or better • her 61 total bases in league play are tied fourth-most ever in a single Big Ten season • homered in both of the Gophers' super regional games against Oregon (May 24-25) • picked up her 200th-career hit in Minnesota's NCAA regional championship win over Auburn • belted two home runs in contests against Penn State (April 26) and Ohio State (May 10) • her second long ball versus PSU was a walk-off shot to clinch a 9-0, run-rule win and her homers against the Buckeyes in the conference tournament semifinal round made her the first Minnesota player to hit multiple home runs in a Big Ten Tournament game since 1998 • scored a season-best thee runs against Ohio State (May 10) • notched two doubles against Illinois (March 28) • drove in a career-high six runs against Nebraska (March 23) • named to Coastal Carolina Chanticleer Showdown All-Tournament team (March 14-16) • earned LSU Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team honors (Feb. 7-9) • drove in seven game-winning runs and scored 12 game-winning runs, including two in NCAA regional play and five against ranked opponents • hit .415 with a .523 on-base percentage and an .811 slugging percentage with five home runs and four steals in 17 games against ranked foes.

2013
SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started all 55 games, primarily at shortstop • named to the All-Big Ten First Team • led the team in runs (53), hits (69), home runs (12), doubles (15) and total bases (124) • hit two triples, tied for the team lead • batted .379 • drove in 32 runs • held a .681 slugging percentage • 20-of-23 on base-stealing attempts • posted five three-hit games on the season • earned co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors on April 15 • during a three-game sweep of Illinois, she batted .857 (6-for-7), posted impressive slugging (2.429) and on-base (.917) percentages, hit three home runs and a triple, scored six runs, tallied five RBI, drew four walks and fielded 1.000 (April 13-14) • hit a game-winning HR vs. Albany (Feb. 24) • hit a walk-off HR vs. Gardner-Webb (March 3) • drew three walks and went 1-for-2 with two runs vs. Georgia Southern (March 17) • hit an eighth-inning walk-off HR during the second game of a doubleheader against Indiana (May 4) • went 3-for-4 with a two runs, two RBI, a HR and a 2B at Ohio State (April 26) • also hit HRs against Northern Iowa (Feb. 16), Auburn (March 2), Pacific (March 9), Iowa State (April 24) and Wisconsin (May 12) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Named Third Team, All-Big Ten shortstop • started all 53 games at shortstop • hoisted a batting average of .380, which is top among all freshmen in Gopher history • led Minnesota in runs, hits, steals and on-base percentage • ranked Top 10 in the Big Ten in most offensive categories, such as runs (second), hits (second), batting average (fourth), slugging percentage (fifth), stolen bases (tied for fifth), on-base percentage (sixth), home runs (tied for seventh) and walks (tied for 10th) • tied for fifth in school history with 46 runs scored • went 2-for-3 in the season opener versus Kent State (Feb. 11), which also was a day of firsts with her notching her first hit, run, RBI, home run and stolen base • tallied a lead-off homer against Weber State (Feb. 12) • recorded a double and home run in a 2-for-3 performance with four RBI against Iowa State (Feb. 17) • went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against James Madison (Feb. 25) • notched a two-run homer versus Cleveland State (Mar. 2) • went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Ohio (March 3) • tallied first-career triple in a 3-for-4 performance against Bethune-Cookman (March 10) • belted a solo homer against Boise State (Mar. 15) • went 6-for-11 with a home run, double and three RBI in the Nebraska series (March 31-April 1) • was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases in the series finale against Northwestern (April 15) • began what is as of now a nine-game hitting streak in the series opener against Penn State (April 28) • went 4-for-9 with a home run and scored two runs in the Penn State series (April 28-29) • was 5-for-10 from the plate in the Purdue series (May 5-6) with a triple and a home run • finished the season on a nine-game hitting streak, which will carry over to the 2013 season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Valley Christian High School in San Jose, Calif. • named first team All-State selection in 2011 • four-time all-conference and all-academic honoree • hit .495 with 35 runs, 24 RBIs, 55 hits and 19 stolen bases during senior season • named Mercury News Junior and Senior of the Year and tagged WCAL Player of the Year in 2011 • high school coach was Alex Sanguinetti • traveled with the Mize Diamonds and coached by Brian Niskanen.

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A FLD
2012 .380 53-53 171 46 65 9 2 9 29 105 .614 29 2 32 .473 1 1 16-18 66 104 .919
2013 .379 55-55 182 53 69 15 2 12 32 124 .681 22 6 21 .462 0 0 20-23 33 129 .964
2014 .382 56-56 178 55 68 13 8 12 50 133 .747 19 12 20 .469 2 0 14-16 48 91 .897
TOTAL .380 164-164 531 154 202 37 12 33 111 362 .682 70 20 73 .468 3 1 50-57 147 324 .927