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#8 Tyler Kipke
Position: Outfield
Other Position: 6
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
High School: Woodbury HS
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Kipke Photos
Tyler Kipke
Courtesy: Mike Boseak/CMU Athletics
Release: 06/10/2010

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).

2006: Redshirted.

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.

 
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2007.... .059 13-2 17 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .059 5 0 5 0 .261 1 0 0-1 9 0 0 1.000
2008.... .262 30-19 65 11 17 3 2 0 9 24 .369 10 4 13 1 .392 0 2 0-0 39 4 0 1.000
2009.... .333 50-30 144 29 48 10 2 0 25 62 .431 19 4 26 2 .425 0 2 1-1 59 44 13 .888
2010.... .189 41-23 106 18 20 6 0 0 14 26 .245 10 5 16 1 .287 1 3 1-1 72 3 1 .987
TOTAL... .259 134-74 332 61 86 19 4 0 49 113 .340 44 13 60 4 .366 2 7 2-3 179 51 14 .943