Talented utility player who, in addition to pitching, also served as a first baseman, third baseman, catcher and designated hitter during his high school career ... Likely to begin his Aztec career as a member of the bullpen staff ... Was named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior Honorable Mention Team in 2012.
Won three varsity baseball letters at Yucaipa (Calif.) High School where he was coached by Jeff Stout ... Was a two-time all-Citrus Belt League selection and all-county honoree ... Named the Citrus Belt League co-MVP as a senior ... On the mound went 8-2 with one save and a 1.34 earned run average ... Struck out 86 batters over 62.2 innings ... Led the league in strikeouts ... Tied for the league lead in wins and was fifth in earned run average ... As a batter hit .373 with nine doubles, a home runs and 21 runs batted in ... As a junior batted .383 with nine home runs, 28 runs scored and 33 RBI ... Received Silver Slugger award ... On the mound went 2-3 with three saves and a 2.65 earned run average ... Notched 56 strikeouts in 39.2 innings ... Was named a Perfect Game USA Honorable Mention Preseason HS Underclassmen All American prior to the start of his junior season ... Winner of team defensive award as a freshman.
Tyler J. Sapp was born Sept. 7, 1994, in Pomona, Calif. ... Son of Jeff and Jamie Sapp ... Favorite athlete is Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout ... Enjoys swimming and video games ... Was also recruited by UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and New Mexico ... A communications major at San Diego State ... Interested in a career in professional baseball or broadcasting.