Bio: Ty Hueckman is a native of Burns, Oregon and attended Burns High School where he was a three-sport athlete. He was a four-year letterman in baseball and basketball and a three-year letterman in football. His senior year, he was named 1st Team All-League for football and basketball and 1st Team All-State Pitcher for baseball.
He finished his high school career with a .400 batting average, seven homeruns, and 109 RBI. On the mound he added 247 strikeouts over 157 innings with a 2.94 ERA, and helped propel his team to win the Oregon State Championship in 2016.
Hueckman played his first year of college baseball at Treasure Valley Community College and had an impressive season. He finished with a record of 5-1 and a 2.42 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched.
“It was awesome [playing for Treasure Valley], having grown up always watching the Chukars play,” Hueckman said. “It was a dream come true getting to put on a college uniform and throw.”
Hueckman transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall of 2017 and said it was a huge transition moving to a larger school but that he’s much more comfortable now. He loves the community of Reno and the baseball team. With the desire to pursue a career in wildlife management, Hueckman is studying communications.
He said that being familiar with Walla Walla growing up, he’s excited for the opportunity to play for the Sweets this season.
“I love Walla Walla,” Hueckman said. “I go through there a ton and spent a lot of time there, so I feel like I can go in there and be comfortable and still be close enough to home to have friends and family come to games. So, it seemed like a good spot for me.”
He is the son of Susie and Todd Hueckman. Susie, played basketball at Treasure Valley Community College. Ty has a brother, Cam, who coaches baseball in Reno, and a sister, Allie, who is a three-sport athlete in high school.