Photos from 5/30 SDSU vs. Mississippi State baseball
Will continue in the starting role at third base in his third season at SDSU ... Has been named a first-team preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and D1Baseball.com ... Also a 2015 Louisville Slugger third-team preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine ... Competed for the Bethesda (Md.) Big Train in the Cal Ripken League during the summer of 2013 ... Hit .339 over 35 contests with the Big Train with four doubles, two home runs, 19 runs scored and 22 RBI ... Played 2012 summer ball for San Gabriel Valley Arsenal ... Member of the Arsenal team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Wood Bat Association World (WWBA) Championships in October 2011 ... Prior to his senior year of prep ball was selected to the Rawlings/Perfect Game California Region All High School Senior Second Team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014
A third-team All-American by Baseball America ... Was named to the 2014 All-Mountain West Conference first team ... Ranked among the top eight in the Mountain West in 10 offensive categories ... Started every game at third base during the 2014 season ... Led the team in batting average, hits, doubles, runs scored and on-base percentage ... Recorded three doubles in a game on two occasions in 2014: vs. West Virginia on Feb. 23 and at Nevada April 13 ... His 18 doubles rank 21st on the SDSU single-season record list ... Ranked second in home runs with five ... Longest hitting streak of the year was eight games early in the season (Feb. 21-March 4) when he went 17-for-32 (.531) with six doubles, a home run, 11 RBI and six runs scored ... Finished the regular season by hitting safely in four of the final five games going 5-for-13 with three RBI and four runs scored ... Had a team-best streak of 26 consecutive contests in which he reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit by pitch) from March 25 to May 6 ... Led the team with 26 multiple-hit games and tied for first with 13 multiple-RBI efforts ... Tied his career best with four hits at Nevada on April 13 ... Had a season-best three RBI in a game on four occasions, most recently vs. UNLV on May 10 ... Batted .434 (23-for-53) with runners in scoring position ... Was named the conference Player of the Week for games played during the period March 3-9 v Over SDSU's four games that week he hit .500 (7-for-14) with a double, home run, six RBI and four runs scored ... Was hit by pitch 14 times in 2014, a number that ranks second in the SDSU record book ... His 28 career hit by pitches is sixth on the all-time Aztec list ... Was hit by pitch three times in the contest at Long Beach State on May 6 to tie the SDSU record in that category ... Had a two-out double in the ninth inning at UC Riverside that drove home the tying run and also scored the winning run in the same inning ... Hit .429 (27-for-63) with runners in scoring position.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Started every game at third base during his freshman campaign ... A second-team Freshman All-America selection by Baseball America in 2013 ... Named MVP of the 2013 Mountain West Tournament when he set a record for hits in the tourney with 16 ... Was named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after his performance at the conference tournament ... Went 4-for-4 with a double and home run in the championship game vs. New Mexico on May 26 ... Ended the season with a six-game hitting streak during which he batted .727 (16-for-22) with four doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored ... Had a double in four of the final five games of the year ... Named a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for May and was one of the SDHOC's Stars of the Year ... Showed some power as he led the squad with five home runs ... Had multiple hits in 20 contests to tie for third-most on the squad ... Had a personal-best four runs batted in at Fresno State on March 16 ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from March 15-28, going 10-for-29 (.345) with nine RBI ... Also had a seven-game streak (April 6-19) when he batted .375 (12-for-32) with a pair of doubles and four RBI ... Was hit by pitch 10 times, a number that ranks second on the SDSU all-time single-season list ... Hit .345 in Mountain West games with a team-leading .446 on-base percentage ... One of three Aztecs to have started every game in 2013 ... Named to the Mountain West all-academic team.
A four-year varsity letterwinner at South Hills High School in Covina, Calif. ... Coached there by Kevin Smith ... Played both first and third base ... A two-time first-team all-Sierra League honoree and was named the league MVP as a senior ... First-team all-CIF honoree ... A second-team Cal-Hi Sports all-state infielder ... As a junior as was first-team all-league selection and was chosen second-team all-CIF ... An all-San Antonio League honoree as a freshman and sophomore ... Was the Freshman State Player of the Year in 2009 v Named a Perfect Game USA first Team Preseason HS Underclassmen All American in both 2010 and 2011 v Played for the South Hills HS football team during the 2009 and 2011 seasons.
Tyler L. France was born July 13, 1994, in Downey, Calif. ... Son of Larry and Diane France ... Cousin, George Snyder, was a pitcher at San Diego State during the 2008 and 209 seasons v Was also recruited by the University of San Diego ... Enjoys rowing, fishing, football and lifting weights ... Favorite athlete is Angels outfielder Mike Trout ... Career plans in pro baseball or law enforcement ... A criminal justice major at San Diego State.