Was a starter in right field as a freshman in 2014 and will likely continue in that role this season ... Suffered a broken jaw in the preseason and will miss the start of the 2015 campaign ... Competed for the Quincy (Ill.) Gems during the summer of 2014 ... Batted .338 with two home runs ... Played for the BPA Team DeMarini team out of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., that competed at the 2013 WWBA 17U National Championship tourney in Georgia in July 2013 ... Also has past experience with teams in the Garciaparra Baseball Group ... Was high school teammate of current Aztecs Aaron Cross and Jacob Erickson.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014
Split time between starting in right field and as the designated hitter ... Was the starter in right field over the final 25 contests of the season ... At the 2014 Mountain West Tournament he went 7-for-21 (.333) with three doubles, five RBI and four runs scored ... Had a season-best seven-game hitting streak from April 19-29 ... Over that period went 9-for-28 (.321) with three RBI and four runs scored ... Hit his lone home run of the season in the win over Purdue at home on March 17, a solo shot to left field to lead off the fourth inning ... Had a season-best three hits (including a double) in the win over UNLV on May 10 ... Matched that hit total in the conference tournament opener with three hits including a double vs. San Jose State ... Had a season-high four RBI in that contest as well ... Scored multiple runs (two) on seven occasions ... Did not commit an error in 68 chances over 38 appearances in right field ... Drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th in the win over West Virginia on Feb. 22 ... His single in the bottom of the eighth inning vs. Fresno State on March 28 drove in the winning run in SDSU's 2-1 win ... Grounded into one double play in 205 plate appearances ... Ended the regular season by going 5-for-11 with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and three runs scored during the three-game series at Fresno State May 15-17 ... Member of the Mountain West All-Academic Team.
Played a total of four seasons of varsity baseball at two high schools ... Competed as a junior and senior at Mater Dei HS in Santa Ana, Calif., where he was coach by Burt Call ... Played as a freshman and sophomore at Culver City (Calif.) High School ... Was coached there by Rick Prieto ... As a senior at Mater Dei in 2013 batted .368 with 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 25 runs scored and 18 RBI in 27 contests ... Team was ranked as high as fifth in the nation and second in the state ... A first-team all-Trinity League selection ... Selected team MVP ... As a junior hit .35 with four doubles ... During his sophomore season at Culver City HS was a first-team all-CIF and all-Ocean League selection after batting .435 with eight doubles, five triples, a home runs, 20 RBI and 31 runs scored in 28 games.
Tyler Makoto Adkison was born May 8, 1995, in Santa Monica, Calif. ... Son of Lisa and Dave Adkison ... Enjoys the beach, traveling and outdoor recreation ... Favorite athletes are former major leaguers Tony Gwynn and Pete Rose ... Was also recruited by Washington, Oregon State, Brigham Young and Cal Poly a?b A business major at San Diego State.