Boys Varsity Baseball · Tyler Nelson Named MountainStar Athlete of the Week

Tyler Nelson, Alta (So.)

Had a great start to the season in helping lead Alta to four wins at the Cactus Classic in Mesquite last weekend.

On Thursday he pitched Alta to a 4-1 win over Emery in six innings by striking out 12 and only allowing three hits with one walk. At the plate during the tournament, he went 3 for 9 and drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the championship game against Emery on Saturday.

“Tyler is one of our best and most consistent arms on the mound. He understands how to pitch and is extremely competitive. He’s also one of our middle infielders when he isn’t on the mound. He’s just a sophomore and his bat will come around, but his strengths right now are his pitching ability and defensive skills,” said Alta coach Daron Connelly.