|4 Tyler Huelsing
Outlook for 2010
A returning three-year starter in the outfield...Coaches were excited with the leadership Tyler showed in the fall...Will play a significant role in the Tiger lineup this season...Possesses a great feel to use the entire field, and his solid speed gives him base-stealing capabilities.
Had a strong second half of the season to finish second on the team with a .300 batting average...Hit over .365 in the last half of the 2009 season...Started in 46 of the 49 games he played in...Led Memphis with a .342 average in 21 C-USA games...Tied for the team lead with 14 doubles and led the club with 38 runs scored, 12 stolen bases in 15 attempts...Drove in 29 runs and hit one home run...Was solid in league action, hitting .375 (3-for-8) vs. Marshall, .416 (5-for-12) vs. UCF, .500 (5-for-10) vs. Houston, .455 (5-for-11) vs. Southern Miss and .384 vs. East Carolina (5-for-13)...Had eight multiple-hit games in C-USA play...Was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored, two RBI vs. Marshall (3/21/09)...Went 1-for-3 with two RBI in 10-7 win over Rice (3/27/09)...Was 2-for-4 with three runs scored, and RBI and the game-winning home run in a 4-3, 12-inning win at UCA (4/14/09)...Had two hits and scored three times in win over UCF (4/3/09)...Ended the season on a seven-game hit streak (5/8-5/16)...Hit .364 with runners in scoring position and led the club with 13 two-out RBI...Posted a .307 batting average and 29 RBI as a starter.
Most experienced returning outfielder...Took over the starting leftfielder's role in 2008...Hit .251 in 52 games...Made all 50 starts in leftfield...Saw the majority of his at-bats in the No. 2 hole in the Tiger lineup...Collected 47 hits and scored 25 runs...Belted eight doubles...Blasted a career-best three homers...Totaled 26 RBI...Displayed patience at the plate with 33 walks...Drove in 14 two-out RBI...Third on the team with 64 total bases...Posted multiple hits in 11 games and drove in two or more runs six times...Ended the year on a four-game hit streak...Drew a career-high four walks vs. UT-Martin (2/27/08)...Homered and accounted for six runs in a 2-for-4 effort vs. UAB (3/21/08)...Drove in a career-best four runs in that game...Went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a win over Samford (3/18/08)...Was 4-for-4 with three RBI vs. Mississippi State (4/8/08)...Scored a run in eight consecutive games (4/15-4/25/08)...Was 3-for-3 with three scores, three walks an RBI and a double vs. Murray State (4/15/08)...Tied a career-high with four RBI in a 2-for-3 day vs. Tulane (4/25/08).
Was Memphis' first option off the bench before being inserted into the starting lineup in the Marshall series...Made 22 starts (19 in leftfield, two in rightfield and one in centerfield) as a true freshman...Solidified himself as the everyday leftfielder after hitting .315 over the next eight games...Was 4-for-9 (.444) with three runs scored in the NCAA Tournament...Was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Nashville Regional game vs. Michigan (6/1/07)...Was 10-for-26 (.385) with seven runs scored and three RBI in the 2007 postseason...Hit safely in six of the Tigers' seven post season contests... Was a defensive substitution in his first two collegiate appearances...Hit .377 as a starter and just .100 as a reserve...Collected his first collegiate hit in a 1-for-4 effort vs. Samford (3/7/07)...Scored a run as a pinch runner in his first taste of Division I action vs. BYU (2/22/07)...Led all Tigers with 16 games played as a reserve...Hit .345, scored 15 runs and drove in 12...Posted 30 hits, 27 of which were singles...Added three doubles...Hit .367 with runners in scoring position and drove in seven two-out RBI...Put together eight multiple-hit outings and recorded multi-RBI's twice...Finished the year on a three-game hit streak...Started in 10 of the Tigers' 16 C-USA contests, hitting .400 in those games...Drew a season-high three walks in the Tigers' 12-6 win over Southeast Missouri (4/24/07)...Went 5-for-7 (his first two multi-hit performances) with two RBI and two runs scored in series at UAB...Lifted a game-tying RBI-single to center and then scored the game-winning run in an 8-7 win over Arkansas State (5/9/07)...Was 2-for-4 with a career-high three RBI in the win over ASU.
Lettered four years in baseball for University of Memphis graduate, Justin Cousar...Also earned two letters on the gridiron as a tight end and middle linebacker at Munford High School...Saw action in the outfield, at third base, and behind the plate in his prep career but will primarily be an outfielder with the Tigers...Slammed eight homers and hit .470 in his final prep campaign...Earned all-district honors and led Munford to a 20-20 finish in 2006...Hit .458 with six home runs, 28 RBI, nine doubles, three triples, and eight stolen bases as a junior...Hit over 20 home runs and drove in over 80 runs in his high school career...2005 Baseball Player of the Year by the Covington Leader...Helped MHS to back-to-back District and Regional Championships in 2003 and 2004...Led 2003 Cougars to a 25-16-1 mark and a 2003 TSSAA Class AAA State Runner-up finish...Was a three-time All-District honoree...Earned All-region accolades in 2004 and 2005.
Full name is Tyler Richard Huelsing...Son of John and Nancy Huelsing...Born on Nov. 3, 1987...Brother, Mitch, is a redshirt sophomore defensive back on the Memphis football team...Majoring in criminology & criminal justice.