Saluki Baseball at Southeast Missouri State - Photos by Patrick Clark
Last updated on Jan. 8, 2010
Is one of just three players in school history to be the outright team leader in home runs in back-to-back seasons and enters senior year looking to become just the second Saluki in program history to lead the team in homers in three-straight seasons (Robert Jones was the first, doing so in 1984, '85 and '86).
2009: Garnered 2009 All-MVC first team accolades as a designated hitter...Was fourth in the MVC with 11 home runs and became the first Saluki since 2003 to hit 10 or more home runs in a season...Ranked third in the conference with a .590 slugging percentage...Played in 46 games and started in 43; 28 as the designated hitter and 15 at catcher...Hit .292 on the year with a team-high 21 extra base hits and he scored 25 runs...Posted a team-high 11 multiple-RBI games and had 12 multiple-hit games...Hit safely in 10-straight games from March 13-28...Led the Salukis in conference play with his .386 batting average and he hit eight of his 11 home runs in league action...Drove in a season-high four runs off a pair of homers in a 5-4 loss at Indiana State (4/17)...His second and final two-home run game of the season was in an 11-7 win at Evansville (5/15) where he was 2-for-2 at the plate and scored three runs...Went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11 inning to lift SIU over Bradley (5/2)...Was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles in the first game of a doubleheader with Indiana State (4/18)...Had a double and a home run while going 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a 10-3 win over Arkansas State (3/25).
2008: Played in 42 games and made 36 starts in his Saluki debut...Started nine games at catcher and 27 as designated hitter...Led the team in home runs (6) and ranked second in both doubles (13) and slugging percentage (.477)...Scored 22 runs, had 31 RBI and drew 26 walks...Ranked second on the team with nine multiple-RBI games...Had two hits in a game on five occasions...Homered in back-to-back games (at SE Missouri, 4/8; vs. Bradley, 4/11)...Posted a career-high three RBI and two doubles vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (4/4)...Hit safely in eight of his first 10 games of the season...Started 16 conference games.
Prior to SIU: Left-handed hitting catcher who hit .243 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 42 games at Austin Peay in 2007...Made 17 starts, including 13 as designated hitter, three at catcher and one at first base on a Governors team that went 40-22 overall and made the NCAA Tournament...Local product out of DuQuoin High School...Hit .350 or better in four prep seasons...Hit .553 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI as a senior...As a pitcher, he went undefeated at 6-0 with 62 strikeouts in 44.2 innings the same year...Three-time all-conference and all-south pick...Is among IHSA all-time career leaders in home runs (6th, 35), RBI (7th, 157), hits (14th, 185), games played (34th, 137) and walks (37th, 81).
Personal: Full name is Tyler Daniel Bullock...Pre-Major...Born March 19, 1988...Son of Mark and Jean Bullock.
Tyler Bullock's Career Statistics at Southern Illinois