Tyler LaTorre
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Cruz, Calif.

High School:
Aptos HS '01

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
C

Major:
Communication

2005: Played in 53 games, starting 51... Batted .276 (47-for-170) with 10 doubles, 2 homers and 18 RBI... Served as team's primary catcher, throwing out 15 of 86 base stealers... Had 13 multi-hit games, including 4-for-6 performance at Cal Poly (4/17)... Recorded 2 doubles and 2 RBI in opener with Sonoma State (2/8), then matched those numbers vs. Cal State Fullerton (4/23)... Went 13-for-28 (.464) in 8-game stretch from 3/26-4/10.

2004: Started 44 of 49 games played, splitting time between left field and catcher... Batted .329 (52-for-158) with 39 runs and 33 RBI... Amassed 19 extra-base hits, including 14 doubles and 4 homers... Hit .400 (20-for-50) with all 4 HR in 21 games at catcher... Also was errorless in 91 chances behind the plate, gunning down 4 base-stealers... Had 15 multi-hit games, including 3 safeties on three occasions: vs. Stanislaus (2/14), vs. Chico (3/7), at Dominguez Hills (4/10)... Drove in season-best 4 RBI in season finale vs. Cal State L.A. (5/2)... Hit 2-for-3 with pair of doubles vs. Saint Mary's (3/2).

2003: Played 30 games, 18 as a starter... Batted .333 (23-for-69) with 2 doubles and 2 home runs... First homer was a walk-off shot vs. Pomona (5/2)... Second came in 6th inning vs. Abilene Christian in elimination game of NCAA Championships (5/27)... Had pinch-hit RBI singles in each end of a doubleheader vs. Pomona (5/4)... Earned all-tournament accolades at NCAA West Regional, hitting 5-for-13 with 2 runs scored in 3 games... Hit safely in 11 of final 12 contests... Recorded 4 mulit-hit games.

2002: Redshirted.

APTOS HS '01: Batted .393 as a senior catcher, earning first-team All-Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League, first-team all-county and honorable-mention All-Central Coast Section honors... Helped team to three CCS Championships... Played quarterback and linebacker in football, making All-SCCAL first team, All-Santa Cruz County first team and capturing Defensive Player of the Year honors... Led basketball team to league title as a junior... Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Cruz, Calif.... Communication major... Parents are James & Catherine LaTorre... Career highlights are his game-winning homers vs. Cal Poly Pomona and again vs. Abilene Christian at nationals.