Tyler Zabojnik
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Tyler  Zabojnik

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coppell, TX

High School:
Coppell

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
IF

- Ranked 5th in the NCAA with 1.6 hits per game in 2017.
- Ranked 8th in the NCAA with 0.43 doubles per game in 2017.
- 14th in NCAA with 23 doubles in 2017.
- Led Mountain West in doubles in 2017.
- Led Mountain West with 24 doubles in 2016.
- Led Mountain West with 203 assists in 2016.
- 5th all-time at Air Force with 62 career doubles.

Junior (2017):
- Played and started at shortstop in all 53 games.
- Ranked 5th in the NCAA with 1.6 hits per game in 2017.
- Ranked 8th in the NCAA with 0.43 doubles per game in 2017.
- 14th in NCAA with 23 doubles in 2017.
- Led MW in doubles for the second-straight season.
- Third on team with .366 batting average and second with 85 hits.
- Third on team with 52 runs scored
- Hit eight home runs, and drove in 47 runs.
- .595 slugging percentage and .433 on base percentage.
- Second on team with 23 walks.
- Fielded .945 with 178 assists.
- 26 multi-hit games.
- had a season-best 13 game hitting streak.
- Went 5-for-5 in a game vs. Navy.
- Had three, four-hit games.

Sophomore (2016):
- Played and started at shortstop in 56 games.
- Batted .290 with 62 hits, 34 runs and 37 RBIs.
- Ranked first in the Mountain West with 24 doubles.
- Ranked first in the Mountain West with 203 assists.
- Was fifth in the MW in double plays turned (42).
- Fifth in MW with five sac flies.
- The 24 doubles is third most in a season at Air Force.
- Third on team with 17 walks.
- Went 4-for-5 with three doubles and 3 RBIs vs. Omaha.
- Had three eight-assist games.
- 16 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games.

Freshman (2015):
 
- Started all 52 games at second base.
- One of the top defensive players in the Mountain West, fielding .977.
- Second in the conference with 180 assists and sixth with 35 double plays turned.
- Batted .241 with 47 hits and 15 doubles.
- Stole seven bases.
- Went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in collegiate debut vs. The Citadel.
- Season-high three hits vs. New Mexico.
- Had 15 multi-hit games.
- Had 11 games with five or more assists.
- Had career-high eight assists vs. UNLV.
- Had a 27 game errorless streak midway through the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in varsity baseball and one year in football ... Attended the Academy prep school where he played baseball ... Baseball All-District as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... high school baseball coach was Kendall Clark ... played summer ball for the Dallas Tigers, coached by Tommy Hernandez.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 1 ... son of Mark and Donnna Zabojnik with an older sister ... high school teammates with current Air Force teammate Tyler Jones ... summerball teammates with current Air Force teammate Benn Hawkins ... a person in history he would most like to meet is Jackie Robinson because he would like to know more about the challenges that he went through and how he balanced them while playing baseball ... credits his high school coach Joe McBride as the most impacting person on his athletic career because he is a great mentor and taught him valuable life lessons ... favorite food is chicken fried rice, favorite class subject is math, favorite book is Lone Survivor, favorite movie is Act of Valor.

Why I came to the Academy: “I came to the Academy because I wanted a challenge and to do something that was greater than myself."

Zabojnik Career Hitting Stats

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2015 (Fr.) .241 52-52 195 11 47 15 0 0 19 62 .318 7 6 47 3 .288 0 1 7-10 78 180 6 .977
2016 (So.) .290 56-56 214 34 62 24 2 2 37 96 .449 17 1 46 8 .338 5 3 1-2 93 203 18 .943
2017 (Jr.) .366 53-53 232 52 85 23 3 8 47 138 .595 23 5 48 9 .433 1 0 4-4 78 178 15 .945
Career .303 161-161 641 97 194 62 5 10 103 296 .462 47 12 141 20 .358 6 4 12-16 249 561 39 .954
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