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UND Baseball BIO
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Tyler Follis
Player Profile:
Tyler Follis 802153
Position: Infield
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bemidji, Minn.
High School: Bemidji High School
Major: Business Economics

Career stats
2015 game-by-game stats
2014 game-by-game stats

2013 game-by-game stats


**Drafted in the 28th round (#827) of the MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies**

2015 (Senior):
Played in 48 games, making 47 starts ... Broke his own school record for hits in a season (76) while also taking down the school's career hits mark (240) ... Second in the Western Athletic Conference with a .404 batting average ... Had four games with at least four hits in his final campaign ... Enjoyed first four-hit game at Omaha (Mar. 7), producing his first career homer in the process ... Later had an inside-the-park homer vs. Minnesota Crookston (Apr. 6), part of yet another four-hit game ... Led UND with 22 multi-hit games as a senior ... Started the season with hits in 10 straight contests to give him a 26-game hitting streak dating back to 2014 ... Earned fourth letter. 

2014 (Junior): Played in 33 games, including 30 starts … Led the squad with a .331 batting average … Added 11 RBI with 43 hits …  Showed his versatility by starting games at short, second, third and in the outfield  … Drew eight walks to help him record a  .374 on-base percentage ... Had a spectacular game early in the season, going 4 for 6 with four RBI at Utah Valley (Mar. 16) … Etched another four-hit game at Creighton (Apr. 5) ... Failed to get a hit in just five games in which he had a plate appearance … Finished the season on a 16-game hitting streak, going 27 for 68 … Earned third letter. 

2013 (Sophomore): Hit .303 in 46 games, 44 starts ... Ended the season on a five-game hitting streak ... Had a season-high nine-game hitting streak form April 13 to May 4, hitting .382 in that stretch (13-of-34) ... Hit .359 in the 12 games at the Metrodome ... Enjoyed a three-hit day with two runs in a win over Mount Marty (Feb. 18) ... Tallied a pair of doubles vs. Texas-Pan American (May 4) ... Scored four run and drove in two more in a rout of NJIT (May 10) ... Ended the season scoring at least one run in the final 10 games of the year ... Stole two bases in as many attempts ... Earned second letter. 


2012 (Freshman): Notched a new UND single-season record with 74 hits ... Led North Dakota in batting average (.354) and hits (74) in his rookie collegiate season ... Team's starting shortstop generated a team-high 49 runs and had a .432 on-base percentage ... Finished with 13 doubles, a triple and 29 RBI ... Started 54 games, most coming from the two-hole spot in the lineup ... Had an early 10-game hitting streak (March 6-17), hitting .405 in that stretch (17-of-42) ... Later had a 12-game steak and hit safely in 19 of 20 ballgames from April 1-28 ... Recorded 10 multi-hit games during that period, part of his team-high 22 for the season ... Hit .455 in that 20-game string (35-for-77) ... Enjoyed a 5-for-5 game in the second game of a doubleheader against Valley City State (April 25) ... Had only three errors in the final 17 games of the season ... Went 4-for-5 with career-best four RBI vs. NYIT (May 6) ... Was held hitless in just four of 18 home games and hit a team-best .419 at Kraft ... First career hit was a double at Wichita State (Feb. 25) ... Scored 14 runs in a five-game stretch from April 21-27 ... Also drove-in 14 runs in that span and was 14-for-22 (.636) ... Hit .419 at home (31-for-74) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: A 2011 graduate of Bemidji High School where he lettered three years in baseball and two in hockey ... Earned Minnesota Class 3A All-State honors as a senior after batting .368 ... Named Team MVP as a junior and a senior ... Named to the Lion's All-Star Team.  

Personal: Son of Lori Follis ... Majoring in business economics.

INTERNET SPONSORS:

Cattails Bar & Grill – Gretchen Wagner (cattailsbarandgrill.com- Bemidji, Minn.)

Bemidji Chrysler/Honda of Bemidji (www.bemidjichrysler.com- Bemidji, Minn.)

Up North Sports – mike Fogelson (upnorthsports.com – Bemidji, Minn.)

Bemidji Youth Baseball – Moe Webb (Bemidji, Minn.)

Mark R. Elliot (www.markelliotcpa.com - Bemidji, Minn.)

Paul Bunyan Communications – Brian Bissonette (Paulbunyan.net – Bemidji, Minn.)

The Fitzgerald Family (Bemidji, Minn.)

Super 8 Bemidji – Kevin Williamson (bemidjisuper8hotel.com – Bemidji, Minn.)

Skeeter Stitch – Rich Blomberg ( www.skeeterstitch.com - Bemidji, Minn.)

Corner Bar (Bemidji, Minn.)

Pine County Insurance – Ken Cobb (www.Pinecountyinsurance.com - Bemidji, Minn.)

Hazelton Family Dentistry – Zach Hazelton (Hazeltonfamilydentistry.com – Bemidji, Minn.)

First National Bank of Bemidji – Sue Engel (fnbbemidji.com – Bemidji, Minn.) 




 

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