Tyler Kubo commits to Occidental College for baseball


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Baseball player Tyler Kubo plays outfielder for Amador Valley and recently committed to Occidental College.

Tyler Kubo (‘23) recently committed to Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA to pursue his baseball career. Kubo is a senior at Amador Valley who has spent the majority of his life training and playing baseball.  

“I started playing baseball when I was very young. I started with T-ball and just played in the local little leagues before doing Tri-Valley Babe Ruth, and then high school baseball,” said Kubo. 

With his many years of experience, Kubo is a greatly respected outfielder on Amador Valley’s varsity baseball team. Kubo sets an example for his teammates every time he steps on the field and is always willing to provide his full commitment to the team. 

“Tyler is a great competitor and in the heat of the action, you can count on him to give everything he has and get the job done,” said Oliver De La Torre (‘23). 

Along with being a loved teammate, coaches have always been thankful to have coached Kubo through high school as his talent always shined through. His character on the field has made him a receptive and cooperative player. 

“[Tyler] is a great person and an epitome of a student athlete as he challenges himself both academically and athletically. He is hardworking and very respected by his coaches and teammates,” said Head Coach Louis Cesario. 

When Kubo began receiving offers from notable universities, those close to him were not at all surprised.  Kubo has received the opportunity to train with experienced and dedicated coaches that will help him succeed at Occidental. 

“The head coach is named Luke Wetmore. He’s been coaching there for at least 10 years and the program seems to be doing well as they are in a rebuilding stage right now as they just got new volunteer and assistant coaches,” said Kubo.

Kubo was interested in finding a college that would meet his needs both on and off the field. It was important to him that his academics and social life would also benefit from his decision. 

“I was looking for a school that would fit my lifestyle, like places with good weather and good vibes,” said Kubo. 

Dedicating a college career to a sport can come with a lot of pressure when academics begin to pile up. It is crucial to have academic goals and time management skills to ensure a stable living style. 

“I want to study Kinesiology which is physical therapy. And from what I’ve heard, it’s going to be hard so I definitely need to come up with a schedule for that,” said Kubo. 

Kubo has been an important aspect to Amador Valley’s baseball team and they wish him a very successful future throughout his baseball career. 

“I’m very proud of TK and it was a pleasure to coach him,” said Cesario.