#17 Tyler Baker
Position: Utility
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Topeka, Kan.
High School: Shawnee Heights HS
Experience: High School


Played summer ball for the Rochester (Minn.) Honkers...Named to the AD's honor roll for Fall 2013.


Played in 65 games with 63 starts, 44 at catcher and 19 at third base…Hit .328 with 41 runs, 78 hits, 15 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 46 RBI and one stolen base…Had a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 16-March 5…Had 26 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple-RBI games…Named first team all-Valley as the utility player…Named to the Valley all-tournament team…Named to the Johnny Bench Award watch list…Named MVC Player of the Week on March 4…Had a season-high three hits six times…Had a season-high three RBI twice…Scored a season-high four runs at Bradley on April 14…Went 2-for-4 with three RBI, a double and a home run against Pittsburgh on Feb. 16…Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double at Hawaii on March 20…Went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a triple at Oklahoma State on April 23.

Played in 49 games with 38 starts, 23 at catcher, 14 at third base and one at second base...Hit .205 with 16 runs, 27 hits, 10 doubles, one home run, 10 RBI and two stolen bases...Had a five-game hitting streak from April 1-10...Had three multiple-hit games and one multiple-RBI game...Had a season-high two hits three times...Had a season-high three RBI against Southern Illinois on April 1...Went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a double against North Dakota on Feb. 25...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a double and a home run at Nebraska on May 15...Named to the AD's honor roll for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.

Attended Shawnee Heights High School in Topeka, Kan...Lettered four years in baseball...Earned all-state, all-city and all-league all four years of high school...As a freshman, hit .450 with five home runs...As a sophomore, hit .405 with three home runs...As a junior hit .482 with nine home runs...As a senior, hit .429 with four home runs...Earned all-state pitcher of the year in 2011...In 2010 earned all-city pitcher of the year...Member of team that went 25-0 and won a state title as a senior.

Son of David and Kassi Baker...Born March 8, 1993, in Topeka, Kan...Has one brother, Jeremy...Is majoring in psychology at WSU.