Tyler Bates

#6 Tyler Bates

HT. 5-7
WT. 160


  • ABCA All-West region third team (2013, 2014)
  • All-ASC East first team (2013)
  • ASC East freshman of the year (2013)
  • All-ASC first team (2014, 2016)
  • ABCA Gold Glove Winner (2015)
  • ASC Championship Series Red Bracket All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • D3Baseball.com All Region (2016)

Career Highs


  • At-Bats: 7 at Sul Ross (4/10/15)
  • Hits: 5 at Louisiana College (4/5/13)
  • Doubles: 2, 3 times; last at Chapman (2/5/16)
  • Triples: 2 vs Louisiana College (5/2/15)
  • Home Runs: 2, 3 times; last vs. Texas Dallas (3/14/16)
  • Runs Scored: 5 at Chapman (2/5/16)
  • RBI: 5, 2 times; last vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (gm2) (4/23/16)
  • Stolen Bases: 2, 6 times; last vs. Chapman (2/5/15)
  • Hitting Streak: 11 (2/6/16-3/4/16, 3/5/16-4/1/16)

2016 (senior)

  • Named ASC First Team
  • Started all 45 games in center field
  • Set the ETBU all-time hits record vs. Sul Ross State (5/7/16)
  • Led team with a .407 batting average
  • Led team with 72 hits, including a season high five vs. Sul Ross State (5/7/16)
  • Led team with 30.
  • Second on the team with 14 home runs including two homers in three games against Jarvis Christian (2/16/16), at Ozarks (Gm2) (2/27/16), and Texas Dallas (Gm1) (3/14/16)
  • Led team with 55 RBI, including a season high five in three games at Ozarks (2/27/16), Mary Hardin-Baylor (4/23/16), and Sul Ross State (5/7/16)
  • Led ASC in runs scored with 58, including a season high five in games at Chapman (2/5/16) and Sul Ross State (5/7/16)
  • Tied for second on the team with 12 stolen bases.
  • Had 13 doubles, including a season high two at Chapman (2/5/16)

2015 (junior)

  • Started all 43 games in center field
  • Recorded 37 hits, with a season high three at Sul Ross State on April 11 and against Louisiana College on May 2nd
  • Led team with five homeruns
  • Racked up 37 hits with 17 extra base hits for an average of .261
  • Hit two triples in the last game of the regular season against Louisiana College, his first game with multiple triples
  • He also collected a season high three RBIs in that game
  • Stole ten bases, third on team
  • Scored 24 runs
  • Ended the season with hits in 10 of the last 11 games

2014 (sophomore)

  • Named to ABCA All-West Region third team
  • Earned all-ASC first team honors
  • Played in 39 games with 38 starts
  • Finished the season on a nine game hitting streak
  • Hit safely in 31 of 39 games
  • Finished the season with a team leading batting average of .354 with an OPS of .876
  • Also finished with 26 runs scored, 20 RBI’s, a team high 15 steals and one home run
  • Opened the season with three hits, a career high three runs scored and an RBI in win vs. Centenary (2/8/14)
  • Stole a career high two bases with a run scored and a walk in loss at Centenary (2/9/14)
  • Had a double with two RBI’s and two runs scored in win at University of Dallas (2/15/14)
  • Began an eight-game hitting streak by going one-for-three in loss at Hardin-Simmons (3/1/14)
  • Ended eight-game hitting streak with a 2-for-3 performance with a run scored and a steal in loss vs. LeTourneau (3/15/14)
  • Began career high 10-game hitting streak with a double in loss at Concordia-Texas (3/21/14)
  • Had a season-high three hits with one RBI to extend hitting streak to six in win at Texas-Tyler (4/4/14)
  • Hit a two run home run, for only home run of the season, in final game of hitting streak in win vs. Sul Ross St. (4/12/14)
  • Began season-ending nine game hitting streak with a hit and RBI in loss at Mary Hardin-Baylor (4/17/14)
  • Had a hit, a run scored and season high tying two RBI’s in season-ending win at Louisiana College (5/3/14)

2013 (freshman)

  • Played and started 42 games
  • Earned ABCA All-West Region third team honors
  • Named ASC East Freshman of the Year
  • Earned All-ASC East first team honors
  • Batted .329 with an .889 OPS
  • Scored 31 runs, with team high 14 doubles, two triples and three home runs
  • Also had 25 RBI’s and was a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen bases
  • Had second career two double game at Texas-Dallas (4/19/13)
  • Had career high five hits with a double, an RBI and two runs scored at Louisiana College (4/5/13)
  • Had third three RBI game with two runs scored and a double against LeTourneau (3/29/13)
  • Had first career two double game with two RBI’s and a run scored against Ozarks (3/16/13)
  • Scored career high three runs to go along with first career triple and an RBI in second game of doubleheader against Dallas (3/9/13)
  • Had second career three RBI game with two hits, a run scored and a steal vs. Dallas Christian (3/5/13)
  • Went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI’s and his first career steal at Schreiner (2/15/13)
  • Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and his first career double vs. Hendrix (2/9/13)
  • Went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI’s and two runs scored in first college game vs. Centenary (2/8/13)

Alavarado High School

  • Earned four letters in baseball under coach A.J. Hall
  • Also earned letters in football and basketball
  • Played short stop and pitcher
  • Three-time All-District
  • Two-time District MVP
  • Texas All-State
  • Named All-Region as a senior
  • Graduated in 2012


  • Son of Mark and Tracey Matthews
  • Born on June 1, 1994
  • Undecided in a major


  • Hobbies: playing sports, listening to music, watching movies
  • Food: lasagna
  • Team: Oklahoma City Thunder, Oregon Ducks, Texas Rangers
  • Person: his mother
  • Sports Experience: going to  the state championship game in football
  • Vacation: Disney World
  • Most Influential Person: his father
  • Famous Person Met: Andy Dalton
  • Sports Movie: Blind Side and Remember the Titans
  • Athlete: Dez Bryant and Kevin Durant