Senior baseball player commits to Porterville Community College after fall success

Edgar Urquidi, Staff Writer

Greeley West senior Tyson Tellez hoped to be recognized for his skills on the baseball field by colleges.  Recently he was able to accomplish his goal and sign to Porterville Community College in Porterville, California.Tellez originally started his high school years at Fort Collins High School. During his junior year, Tellez moved to Greeley West hoping for a better experience playing baseball. “When I first transferred, I just needed a new scenery because I wasn’t happy with the coaching at Fort Collins because I felt like I got cheated out of playing time,” said Tellez. 

As expected Tellez had some nerves coming into Greeley West  and was hoping to be good enough for the baseball team. It wasn’t the start Tellez was hoping for, but after hard dedication and good skill he was able to earn the starting position at third base for a tournament down in Brush for the Spartans. 

Tellez had a great tournament with a batting average of .550. He was also able to record 8 RBI and scored five runs. He also stated that uploading highlight videos to an app called field level helped him tremendously. 

After summer baseball was over for  Spartans, Tellez decided to continue playing baseball and tried out for the Greeley Gojos. He was able to make the team and had a great fall season. He had a batting average of .488 and had 13 extra-base hits. His fielding was also phenomenal with a fielding percentage at third base of .995.

Obviously he couldn’t have done it without the help of his coaches. Tellez stated,  “Most importantly my coaches Ryan Jones and Travis Roth helped better my game enough to get noticed by many schools but now I’m down to one. Cali Bound!”