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Tyson Boston
Tyson Boston

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burlington, Wash.

High School:
Burlington-Edison High '97

Last College:
Washington

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 202

Position:
Outfield

Birthdate:
09/20/1978

Experience:
1V

Bat/Throw:
Right/Right



BOSTON’S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

GENERAL: Coached by Jim Clem, earning three varsity letters as an outfielder and third baseman...also lettered four times in basketball...SOPHOMORE: Team reached regional tournament...JUNIOR: MVP winner of the Northwest League...SENIOR: Repeat winner of the Northwest League MVP honors...Skagit Valley Herald’s top area player...All-State pick and participant in the Washington vs. Oregon all-star game...for third straight year team reached the regionals...set school record with a .492 batting average...in one of his best games hit a grand slam and a three-run homer against Lynden.

MLB DRAFT: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 20th round of the 1997 draft.

BOSTON’S WASHINGTON CAREER

FRESHMAN (1997-98): Coached by Ken Knutson for two years...saw action in nine games with five starts in the Husky outfield...hit .318 with seven hits in 22 at-bats…scored eight runs and belted two home runs (Gonzaga, Puget Sound)...ended the season with a .773 slugging percentage.

SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Started 20 games in his second season with the Huskies...went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and three RBI against Arizona...against Oregon State, he collected four hits, including a double and a home run in five at-bats against Oregon State...in two appearances against the Cougs, he hit 2-for-7 with an RBI.

BOSTON’S WASHINGTON STATE CAREER

JUNIOR (1999-00): Transferred to WSU to enter the school’s construction management program, enrolling in August, 1999…did not turn out for baseball…redshirt season.

RS-JUNIOR (2000-01): V-letter…hit. .209 while starting 35 games in the Cougar outfield…saw action in 41 contests…hit four home runs and seven doubles…drove home 25 runs to rank fifth on the team…had a seven-game hitting streak in mid-season that boosted his batting average from .189 to .237…in first two games against Arizona, went 5-9 to boost plate average to a season-high .247…had six multiple-hit games, including a 3-5 afternoon against Arizona…three times drove home three runs…had home runs against CS-Northridge early in the season, against Oral Roberts and Washington in back-to-back games, and then against UCLA…stole three bases in four attempts…here's how he hit against Pac-10: Arizona .385 (5/13), ASU .167 (1/6), California .364 (4/11), OSU .250 (3/12), Stanford .167 (1/6), USC .143 (1/7), UCLA .167 (2/12), Washington .167 (2/12)...his monthly hitting averages: January .231 (3/13), February .167 (6/36), March .300 (12/40), April .190 (8/42), May .125 (2/16)…during the summer played for the Everett Merchants, hitting .357 with three home runs and 12 doubles…in the league championship game hit a grand slam and three-run home run…all-league right fielder…coached by Harold Pyatte.

PERSONAL

Tyson Boston...born 9-20-78 in Sedro Woolley, Wash...parents Charlene and Don Boston...member of the Kenai Peninsula Oilers that finished second in the National Baseball Conference World Series...hobbies include fishing, hunting, and snowboarding...pursuing a degree in construction management.

YEAR	G/GS	AVG.	AB	R	H	RBI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	SB-A	SAC	PO	A	E	F.AVG
1998	9/5	.318	22	8	7	6	4	0	2	5	6	0-0	0	9	0	0	1.000
1999	28/19	.319	72	14	23	21	4	1	4	10	17	2-3	2	46	1	4	.922
2001	41/35	.209	134	22	28	25	7	0	4	12	32	3-4	3	52	2	3	.947
Career:	78/59	.254	228	44	58	52	15	1	10	27	55	5-7	5	107	3	7	.940

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