Hoosiers Add In-State Standout
July 6, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana baseball team has added another player to its incoming freshman class with the addition of 1B/LHP Tyler Reimer, head coach Tracy Smith announced today. Reimer, a native of Zionsville, Ind., helped his high school team to a sectional championship in 2007.
Reimer was a two-sport athlete at Zionsville, quarterbacking the football team to an 8-3 season in 2006. He was named the Zionsville High School Male Athlete of the Year in both 2006 and 2007.
"Up until this year Tyler was considering playing football and baseball in college," Smith said. "He was a very good quarterback for a strong high school program at Zionsville. His bat is what attracted us, but he also pitched a lot for his high school team. We feel his athleticism and power will allow him to compete for one of the corner positions right away."
Reimer was named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team in both 2006 and 2007 and was named to the Class 4A All-State Team. Fellow incoming Hoosiers Kyle Waggoner (honorable mention) and Kyle Leiendecker were also members of the all-state squad. Reimer added Hoosier Crossroads All-Conference honors for the third straight year in 2007.
In his senior campaign, Reimer emerged as an Indiana Mr. Baseball candidate as he hit .432 with 15 home runs, 15 doubles, three triples and 64 RBIs. On the mound, Reimer threw 65 1/3 innings for Zionsville, posting a 2.79 ERA with 55 strikeouts. That followed a junior season when he hit .456 with 10 long balls, 12 doubles and 36 RBIs.
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