Ukestad signs with VCSU
Tyler Ukestad will continue his playing days close to home.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder had 15 catches for 259 yards as a wide receiver for the Blue Jays, during their resurgent 6-4 season. Defensively, Ukestad had two interceptions from his defensive back position. He earned all-West Region honors.
He joins Blue Jay teammate Marc Wagner, who signed earlier with the Viking football squad.
Ukestad hit over .400 as a junior during the high school season. However, he struggled at times over the summer, hitting .216 with 19 runs scored and 27 RBIs. He also had a triple and five doubles in 128 plate appearances.
He also had a good summer on the mound for Jamestown Post 14, posting a 4-2 record with a 3.32 ERA in 40 innings pitched. He walked 14 and struck out 10.
He is the son of Mark and Bonnie Ukestad.