Dreams to reality

Senior signs with Stephen F. Austin to play baseball

Alfonso Moreno, Staff Sports Writer

For as long as he can remember, Tyeler Reed has dreamed of playing professional baseball.  He started playing as a young boy and, it quickly became Tyeler’s favorite and most important activity. Wearing a ball cap and throwing the ball around is more than just a hobby; it became a part of his life. 

 Tyeler’s journey to play professional ball has led to his commitment to the division 1 baseball team at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas this fall.  He will cap off his highschool baseball career this spring with his senior season and prepare for his future doing what he loves best. 

  After hearing the Stephen F. Austin coach offer him the opportunity to do what Tyeler loves at the next level, he was speechless. His decision became clear and will offer Tyeler a great educational and career future. 

  “When the head coach offered me I had no clue what to say or how to react, Tyeler said. It was a dream come true to me and I’m excited to join that team and begin the grind. I decided to choose SFA because the coaching staff is amazing coaches and the University will help me get a good education.”

    Tyeler was influenced to play baseball by his family. 

   “At a young age my dad and I decided to sign up to play. We did it because my dad and I always threw the baseball together, and I was able to throw the ball further than my teammates. I’ve always been passionate about it and wanted to pursue a future in it.”

   His father, Danny Reed, has been his biggest fan his whole life, and Tyeler works hard to make his father proud.

   “My dad is the biggest inspiration to my life. He’s been my biggest supporter in anything I do,” said Tyeler.

  Behind the commitment to play division 1 baseball, Tyeler’s accomplishments have been many. One of his biggest was during his freshman year, but it also came with adversity. 

   “My most memorable moment in baseball would have to be when I was a freshman. I had the opportunity to catch at the varsity level, Tyeler said” Between my Freshman and Sophomore year, there were times when I wasn’t doing so well. I almost made the decision that if I didn’t get any better soon, I would quit, but I never did.  I’m glad that I didn’t because I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

  Tyeler’s final season for Stephenville high school is coming up with a big senior season ahead of him. 

   “My main goal is to hit at least 400. I came short of it last year. Working for that will not just benefit myself but my team as well.” 

   There was a majority of graduates from last year which opens up the possibility of a new roster for the team. They’ll work for a better season with big goals in mind. He hopes to cap off his high school career with a memorable and satisfying one. 

   “I will have to adjust to the younger group we’ll have, Tyeler said. I’m not used to being one of the oldest guys on the team, and I’m going to do my best to show leadership. We have a young team this year, and we have to work harder than last year to get different results. Most importantly,I want to work on our team chemistry which will win ball games this year.”