After playing four seasons at Wiley College and getting a taste of professional baseball, Tyler Baumann will return to the baseball team as a student assistant coach.
Baumann played for Wiley College from 2016-19. He played in 147 games with 135 starts. He was an All-Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Second Team selection in his final two seasons. Baumann finished his career with a .267 batting average. He recorded 114 hits with 20 doubles, nine triples and 12 home runs – with 11 coming in his final two seasons. Though he didn’t get many chances to run the bases because he was often pinch ran for, he scored 29 runs and brought home 63. Mostly playing catcher, Baumann had a .944 fielding percentage. He threw out 60 runners attempting to steal.
After last season, Baumann spent the summer playing for the Bakersfield Train Robbers in the Pecos League. In 39 games, he hit .242 with 23 hits – including three doubles and two home runs. He scored 15 runs and drove in 16. Baumann made seven appearances on the mound with three starts. He picked up a win and 21 strikeouts. Baumann helped Bakersfield return to the Pecos League Championship Series.
“He brings leadership,” head coach Kendrick Biggs said. “He has a strong knowledge of the game and will help make our players better.”
Baumann will join full-time assistant coach Corben Green, who is entering his sixth season, on Biggs’ staff.
Courtesy of Wiley College Sports Information