18 - Tyler Kuresa
Height: 6-4
Weight: 225
Year: RS Sophomore
Hometown: Roseville, Calif.
High School: Oakmont HS
Previous College: Oregon
Position: INF
Major: Communication

UC Santa Barbara
Redshirted for UCSB, played summer ball with the La Crosse Loggers, the eventual Northwoods League Champions.

University of Oregon

Tyler played under George Horton in the PAC-10 Conference his freshman year with the Ducks ... Appeared in 33 games and made 24 starts at first base … Hit .191 (17-for-89) with nine RBI, nine runs scored, five doubles and one triple … Recorded five two-out RBIs and three multiple-RBI games … Went on a season-best, six-game hitting streak from Feb. 19-27 as the Ducks went 4-2 during that stretch … Season highlights included: recorded a RBI single in UO’s 4-0 shutout of Hawai’i (02/20) ... doubled and scored a run in Oregon’s 4-3 win at Hawai’i (02/21) ... hit 2-for-4 with a double in UO’s 5-0 win at Long Beach State (03/04) ... Produced a two-run single and scored a run in a 7-6, 12-inning loss at Long Beach State (03/05) ... Laced a bases-clearing, two-out triple to left center in 6-4 victory at San Diego (03/20) ... Had a two-run double in 14-3 win over Portland (04/19).

High School
A 2010 graduate of Oakmont High School in Roseville, Calif…played three years of both varsity baseball and soccer for the Vikings…on the diamond under head coach Dean Perkins, was named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro First Team following his senior season after leading the Sierra Foothill League batting .447…was also named to the Max Peps California All-State Baseball Second Team…played in the Optimist All-Star Game…his senior year added 30 runs, 15 RBIs, 12 doubles, one triple and three home runs…entering his senior season, was the No. 29 recruit in the state of California (No. 133 in the nation) according to PerfectGame Crosschecker... during his junior year in 2009, was an all-Sierra Foothill League selection...batted .419, drove in 27 runs and hit four home runs... played for the Milwaukee Brewers Blue Area Code team during the 2009 Area Code Games from Aug. 5-10, in Long Beach, Calif., along with current teammate Stefan Sabol...also played for the San Francisco Giants at the 2009 Mariners Cup, a baseball tournament for selected high school players, from Aug.17-19, at Safeco Field…on the soccer field was an all-league sweeper for head coach Mark Broers.

Tyler Suki Kuresa was born on November 17, 1992 in Sacramento, California to his parents Suki and Maria ... He has four siblings, Natalie, Tyson, Trevor, and Nani ...  Majoring in Communication ... He plans on playing Major League Baseball ... His most memorable sports moment was being selected in the 2010 draft, when he was taken in the 11th round by the Minnesota Twins ... His favorite teams to root for are the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees ... Movie of choice would be Despicable Me and his favorite book to read is the biography of Babe Ruth ... His favorite musicians are Fiji, and Tim McGraw ... He enjoys playing tennis and soccer in his free time, and likes watching Derrek Lee and Albert Pujols ... His favorite TV show is Psych.