INDIANA – TYLER NELSON

10th Annual POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY
“FUTURE STARS 14U”
Indiana Representative

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Tyler Nelson

2B / SS

5’4/ 120

AGE: 14

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FUTURE STARS 14U
WEST-14U

 

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10th Annual POWER SHOWCASE RESULTS
1 HRs
LD 336′

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ATHLETIC INFORMATION

Showcase State: IN


Primary Pos: 2B

Secondary Pos: SS

Bat: Right

Throw: Right

BTA: .451

HRs Hit SEASON: 19

Arm Velocity (MPH): X

Run Time 60: X

 

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 INDIVIDUAL ATHLETIC AWARDS/HONORS

Tyler has led the Bulldogs in batting for the past several years. He batted .451 for the spring season last year, hit 10 homeruns, had an OBP of .514, and a slugging percentage of .699. These stats were all accomplished while participating in the Major division of some of the top tournaments the Midwest has to offer. Currently, in the 2015 spring season, he is hitting .500 with 2 homeruns in 13 games played.

Tyler was also selected this past January to play for Majestic Red in the13/14U Baseball Youth All American Games in Vero Beach, Florida, in which his team won the championship. In March, Tyler was also selected to the Baseball Youth Future Games in Newberry, Florida where his team won the championship and he was selected as the tourney MVP, while hitting 7 homeruns in 4 games.

SCHOOL INFORMATION
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Grade:  8

St. Mary
Crown Point IN

Graduation: 2020

GPA: 3.89

COACH INFORMATION

Travel League Coach: Bill Nelson
219-669-639
bill.nelson@bp.com
INDIANA BULLDOGS ELITE

TEAM ATHLETIC AWARDS/HONORS

The Indiana Bulldogs won the Baseball Youth National Championship, in Westfield, Indiana, earning them the right to play at Yaphank, New York for the NYBC hosted on CBS Sports and MLB.com. As a result of the teams season, the Indiana Bulldogs are currently ranked the 24th best 12u team in the nation in Baseball Youth Magazine.

The Bulldogs were also an Honorable Mention for Travelball Select 2014 final rankings. The Bulldogs compiled a season record of 58-14, while competing in some the top tournaments that youth baseball has to offer. During the season, the Bulldogs took first place in six events and second place in one event hosted by USSSA and Baseball Youth in regional events.

IN-NELSON-Tyler-and-Sophia-HRH-PROFILETyler has partnered with Sophia Burke for Home Runs that Help

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Tyler  is sponsoring Sophia Burke, who is a 13 year old girl who is diagnosed with Rett Syndrome.

Rett Syndrome is a debilitating neurological/movement disorder seen almost exclusively in females.  It is as prevalent as ALS, Cystic Fibrosis, and Huntington’s disease, yet many people don’t even know it exists. Sophia no longer attends school, and is homebound. She can no longer walk, talk, eat by mouth, or has purposeful use of her hands.  Sophia suffers from regular, almost daily seizures. She takes multiple medications, multiple times a day and has a VNS implant to also help control them.  Additionally, in April 2013 Sophia was also diagnosed with CVID (Common variable immunodeficiency.)  CVID is a disorder characterized by low levels of serum immunoglobulins (antibodies) and an increased susceptibility to infections. Basically, Sophia doesn’t have very much of an immune system, and there’s no known reason or cause.  As a result her body cannot fight infections like most peoples can.  They are treating it the best they can with regular IVIG infusions. Currently, she goes every 2.5 weeks for her infusions, which take 5-6 hours to administer.  Sophia spent 9 of 17 months in the PICU recovering from surgeries, and/or fighting severe infections. Sophia has been though more in her young life, then most people will endure in their lifetime. She handles it all with dignity and grace; seldom shedding a tear. She has the most amazing, welcoming, and beautiful smile… It can light up even the darkest days. Her eyes speak the words she can no longer say… She is strong. She is brave.

Sophia’s trips back and forth to the hospital are vital to her care and well-being. She must travel over an hour each way. In addition to going for her IVIG she also sees multiple doctors, regularly.  When she is healthy and stable she typically has 6-7 appointments at the hospital every month. The family needs a special van with a lift that is required to transport Sophia. The van is the only way the family can take Sophia to the doctors and to get the infusions she so desperately needs to simply survive. The donations raised will be used to help the family pay off the remaining cost for the van.  

Tyler hopes to raise money through this Go-Fund account and also boost Sophia’s spirits by hitting some Homeruns at the Power Showcase Homerun Derby. Tyler met with Sophia and learned first-hand about Rett Syndrome, and communicated with Sophia through the use of her Tobii.  Tyler is committed to doing his best to see a smile on Sophia’s face as well as help spread awareness of Rett Syndrome.  Please consider this time of giving to help support Sophia and her family.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Bill & Kristina Nelson

219-669-6399
bill.nelson@bp.com

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