Tyler Saleck
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    Tyler Saleck

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Leesburg, VA

    High School:
    Loudoun County

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 205

    Position:
    IF

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    04/20/2013

    Air Force Swept In Saturday Doubleheader at Fresno State

    Falcons fall 7-0 and 8-6 on Saturday.

    04/19/2013

    Air Force Swept In Friday Doubleheader at Fresno State

    Falcons drop game one 9-4 and game two 8-5.

    04/18/2013

    Air Force to play Five Games at Fresno State

    Falcons play back-to-back doubleheaders in April 19-21 series in Fresno, Calif.

    04/13/2013

    Air Force With 10-9 Walk-Off Win Over San Diego State Saturday

    Thorne hit by pitch with bases loaded to draw game-winning run in ninth.

    04/12/2013

    Air Force Downed 4-2 By San Diego State Friday

    White strikes out six in eight innings pitched.

    Sophomore (2013): Played in 38 games, making 34 starts...started 28 games at third, five at short and one at first...second on team with four home runs...third on team with 26 RBIs and fourth on team with .438 slugging percentage...batted .258 with 33 hits, 11 doubles and 17 runs scored...third on the team with 72 assists...homered against UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State and Nevada...had three hits in games against Fresno State, New Mexico and twice vs. UNLV...drove in three runs in a game vs. Fresno State and twice against UNLV.

    Freshman (2012):Appeared in 28 games, making 22 starts at first base...had 11 hits and three doubles...had four sac bunts...batted .310 in conference play...made debut vs. Alcorn State, with a sac-fly RBI...had 20 putouts in a game vs. New Mexico...first-career hit came vs. Wofford...season-best two-hits vs. New Mexico.

    HIGH SCHOOL (Loudoun County):Lettered three years in baseball and two in basketball...first-team all-district third baseman...earned four academic letters and graduated with a 4.4 GPA...AP scholar...high school baseball coach was Tom Lucero...played summer ball for the Loudon County Hawks, coached by Eric Lascomb.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 37...nickname is Sal...has a younger sister...father, Joe, is a 1989 USAFA grad and three-year baseball letterwinner...uncle Steve Saleck is a 1980 USAFA grad and is AFA's all-time home run leader with 46...mother, Leslee, is also a 1989 USAFA grad...management major...hobbies pick-up basketball, working out, hanging out with friends, driving the truck...favorite food is pizza...person in history he'd like to meet is Nolan Ryan...credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career and his parents and sister for having the biggest influence on his life...Favorite quote: "Life's too short not to have fun. If it ain't fun, it ain't worth it. Oh, and make good decisions." -Dad...son of Joe and Leslee Saleck.

    Why I came to the Academy: "Ever since I started playing at the age of five, I wanted to play Div. I baseball. I came here to do that, but I've stayed for more than that. I've met some of the best friends I could have asked for, and I've gotten to travel all over the country playing the sport I love. I wanted to challenge myself and better myself, and I've definitely done that. Anything worth anything in life is going to be hard, and I came to the Academy to see what kind of man I could become. I came here because I wanted a strong foundation for the rest of my life; I wanted to be the best man I could be on and off the field and the Academy was my best shot at that."

    Getting to know Tyler:

    Greatest moment in sports: Hitting a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth against San Diego St. and then us going on to win the game.

    Person in history you'd like to meet and why: JFK- He was just a legend and a great a president.

    Something not many people know about you: I'm a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks' movies.

    Something most people don't know about life at the Academy: We don't wake up at 5 a.m. every day.

    Who's had the biggest influence on your sports career and why: My Mom and Dad- they never let me give up and always believed in me.

    Most noteworthy thing about your hometown: it was named after Gen. Robert E. Lee.

    Favorite MLB team: Washington Nationals

    Favorite MLB player: Derek Jeter

    Pregame rituals: I wear wrist tape and eye black, but I don't put them on until right before the game. If I came to the park chewing gum, I will keep it in if I have a good round of B.P., if not ill spit it out. If I can, I eat a packet of tuna and drink a chocolate milk before we start B.P.

    If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be? The Bachelor...who wouldn't want to be surrounded by 30 beautiful women?!

    What/who do you enjoy listening to? Love country music, but I'll listen to a mix or country, rock, and rap before games.

    If you could trade places with one of your teammates for day, who would it be and why? I'm going to have to say Brady Weaver. I never have any idea what the kid is thinking or how he actually feels, so I'd like to figure out what's actually going on up there in his head.

    How did you spend your summer? Hung out with family and friends and then worked Basic Training as an element leader.

    Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
    2012 (Fr.) .183 28-22 60 5 11 3 0 0 5 14 .233 7 0 21 0 .265 1 4 0-1 202 12 4 .982
    2013 (So.) .258 38-34 128 17 33 11 0 4 26 56 .438 9 1 33 2 .307 2 2 1-3 28 72 11 .901
    Career .234 66-56 188 22 44 14 0 4 31 70 .372 16 1 54 2 .293 3 6 1-4 230 84 15 .954
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