Courtesy: Mike Boseak/CMU Athletics
2010: Had four games with two or more hits and four with two or more RBI ... knocked in four against Concordia (3/17) ... started 16 games in left field, six in right field and one at first base.
2009: Knocked in multiple runs on five occasions … had nine multiple-hit games, including three four-hit efforts … strung together a 13-game hitting streak during May and had hits in 26 of his final 29 games … all nine of his multi-hit games came during the streak and he went 23-for-60 over the 13 games (.383) … had four RBI against Ball State (4/18) and Northern Illinois (5/3) … hit .329 in league games, with five doubles and two triples while driving in 15 … started 20 games at second base, three at third and seven in the outfield. 2008: Longest hitting streak reached four games, capped by a 2-for-4 effort against Eastern Michigan (5/17) … knocked in three with a triple against Ohio (3/24) … missed a month with a shoulder injury suffered sliding into first … had three multiple hit games and one multiple RBI effort … made 18 starts in the outfield.
2007: Scored twice in six conference appearances … went 1-for-3 at Oakland (4/17).
High School: Two-sport athlete, earning three letters in baseball and two in football … two-time selection to the all-state first team and all-conference first team on the diamond … named team MVP and selected to state tournament all-tournament team as a junior … also named to Baseball Prospect Report national team as a junior … two-time all-conference pick as a quarterback in football … two-time recipient of high school’s WAYS Award for community outreach.
Personal: Born Tyler Cary Kipke on Jan. 23, 1987 in Tucson, Ariz. … son of Cary and Robin Kipke … graduated with an bachelor’s degree in business administration … working toward his MBA at CMU … father, Cary Kipke, played football and baseball at CMU; grandfather, Herb Kipke, played football and was part of undefeated 1957 team at CMU … mother, Robin, is a CMU alumna …uncle, Jack Sears, also played football at CMU.