Newcomer Profile - Tyler Rogers
Jan. 30, 2008
In the weeks leading up to the 2008 season, IUHoosiers.com will be introducing you to the newest members of the Indiana Baseball team. The newcomer profile for Wednesday, Jan. 30, is of sophomore infielder Tyler Rogers, who transferred to IU from Ball State.
Tyler Rogers enters his first season for the IU baseball team after spending his freshman campaign at Ball State in 2007. A strong fielding middle infielder, Rogers hit .287 for the season for the Cardinals, scoring 16 runs and driving in 15. He also had a seven-game hitting streak from March 27-April 18 last season and had his finest outing when he went 4-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBIs against IPFW (5/15).
Before joining the BSU program, Rogers earned three letters in baseball at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind. He earned all-state honorable mention as a senior in 2006 and was named to the Journal & Courier All-Big School First Team as a junior and senior. He also was named first team All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference as a junior and senior.
Rogers finished his career at Jefferson with the school's second-highest all-time batting average (.436) and stole 27 bases as a senior to rank second on the school's all-time single-season list. He hit .444 as a senior with eight doubles, 20 RBI and 32 runs scored and helped the Broncos to a sectional championship in 2004 and a conference title and a preseason No. 5 state ranking in 2006.
Additionally, Rogers played for the Cincinnati Midland club organization during the summer and helped the club to the 2006 Continental Amateur Baseball Association championship and was named the tournament's MVP. At Jefferson, he also lettered two years in basketball, helping the team to a 2004 sectional championship.
The son of Rick and Theresa Rogers was born on Nov. 24, 1987, and is majoring in recreational sport management at IU.
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