Tyler  Schultz

14Tyler Schultz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Lakewood

Last College:
Cypress CC

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
C

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2016 - RS SENIOR

  • Played in 40 games (34 starts) during his final campaign on Rocky Top, hitting .233 (27-for-116) with four doubles and 18 RBI as the Vols' primary catcher.
  • Made a successful return to the game after missing his entire 2015 season due to back surgery.
  • Was 1-for-4 with one run scored and made three huge defensive plays at the plate vs. No. 5 seed LSU in the SEC Baseball Tournament (May 24).
  • Hit .182 (2-for-11) while posting one double and three RBI in UT's final regular-season series visiting Georgia (May 19-21), helping the Vols clinch a bid to the SEC Baseball Tournament with a series win over the Bulldogs.
  • Was 2-for-5 (.400) over three games vs. #11-ranked LSU, scoring two runs while driving in two on the weekend (May 13-15).
  • Drove in a run with an RBI-double as part of a 2-for-4 performance vs. #1 Florida (May 6)
  • Hit 3-for-7 (.429) over three games vs. #4 Vanderbilt, collecting one RBI and scoring one run on the series (April 22-24).
  • Went 2-for-5 (.400) in the three-game series vs. #6 South Carolina with a run and an RBI.
  • Singled twice in the series finale vs. #8 Ole Miss, finishing 2-for-3 from the plate (March 20).
  • Hit 2-for-4 in Tennessee's series vs. UC Irvine, driving in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly in the series opener (March 11-12).
  • Knocked in an RBI in a 1-for-4 outing vs. Saint Mary's (Feb 27).
  • Started two games behind the plate in the opening series vs. Memphis, hitting .250 and knocking in one RBI in the series finale (Feb. 19-21).

2015 - REDSHIRT SEASON

  • Missed the entire 2015 season due to back surgery.

2014 - JUNIOR

  • Played in 32 games for the Vols, making 24 starts at catcher.
  • Wrapped up his first season on Rocky Top by hitting .254 with nine runs scored and eight RBI.
  • Smacked a single and scored a run in game two of a doubleheader against Purdue (Feb. 16).
  • Drew a bases-loaded walk and scored a run in an 8-2 win over Purdue (Feb. 17).
  • Posted a 2-for-5 performance with one RBI versus Quinnipiac (March 2).
  • Rode a three game hitting streak (March 2-9) in which he has gone 4-for-11 (.364) with two RBI.
  • Drew two walks and laid down a sacrifice bunt in an 8-7 victory over Austin Peay (March 18).
  • Went 2-for-6 (.333) in two games against Auburn (March 21-22).
  • Posted a 2-for-3 performance at South Carolina (March 30).
  • Rode a three-game hitting streak from March 21-30, in which he went 4-for-9.
  • Went 1-for-2 with two RBI in the club's 5-1 win over Kentucky on May 3.
  • Recorded three walks and was 1-for-1 on May 6 against UNC Asheville, marking his third multi-walk game of the season.
  • Went 1-for-2 with one run scored and one RBI in the Vols' final regular season game against Florida (May 17).
  • Went 1-for-2 with one walk in the club's SEC Tournament game on May 20 against Vanderbilt (Hoover, Ala.).
  • Hit .295 with 17 runs scored and 13 RBIs in 31 games for the California Collegiate League Champion Los Angeles Brewers. He held a .987 fielding percentage behind the dish and was successful in four of his five stolen base attempts.
  • Made the CCL All-Tournament Team, going 3-for-11 with a run scored and four RBIs. Following the summer season, Schultz was also named to the California Collegiate League 2014 All-League Team and was the lone catcher selected to the 2014 CCL South All-Division Team.

2013 - AT CYPRESS C.C.

  • Played in 45 games for the Chargers, hitting .316 with 42 hits, 25 RBIs, 24 runs and five doubles.
  • Helped guide Cypress to the 2013 California Community College Athletic Conference State Championship, earning the program its fifth title in school history and the first since 2003.
  • Earned championship tournament MVP honors by hitting .538 (7-for-13).
  • Threw out 16 runners from behind the plate.

2012 - AT SAN FRANCISCO

  • Played in 19 games, starting two behind the plate for the Dons.
  • Hit .143 with one run scored and one RBI.
  • Fielded perfect 1.000 at catcher with 51 put outs and six assists.
  • First collegiate hit was a pinch-hit single against Missouri (2/26).

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Two-sport athlete with baseball and football at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif.
  • Paced both the football and baseball teams to the Moore League Championship in 2010 and 2011.
  • Hit .471 as a senior and .333 as a junior for the Lancers.
  • Named Lakewood Athlete of the Year.
  • Youth Hall of Fame All Around Performer of the Year.
  • Named Dream Team catcher and Dream Team quarterback.
  • Three-time First Team All-League honoree.
  • Voted league MVP for football.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Tyler John Schultz
  • Born June 22, 1992
  • Son of Tim and Kaylene Schultz
  • Has one sister, Tatum
  • Majoring in Communication Studies
 

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