Ely’s Housey makes all-state

Senior picked to Class A team

by Tom Coombe
While Ely’s high school baseball team fell a game shy of the state tournament, one of its top players earned state recognition.
That was senior Tyler Housey, who landed a spot on the All-State Class A Team, as picked by the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Association.
The award follows a brilliant senior season and a spectacular high school career for Housey, a four-year varsity starter.
This year, Housey helped lead the Wolves to 19 wins and a runner-up finish in Section 7A.
There were few better hitters in Class A baseball than Housey, who ripped 45 hits in 95 at bats, good for a sizzling .479 average.
Housey reached base 54 percent of the time, scored 28 runs and drove in 25 - both team-highs. He also swiped 11 bases and had 10 extra-base hits.
On the mound, Housey went 3-1 with 33 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched.
His most notable contribution, however, may have come on defense. He moved back to the outfield during his final prep campaign and developed into one of the top centerfielders in northern Minnesota.
“Whatever we needed on defense, Tyler did,” said Ely Head Coach Frank Ivancich. “He really stabilized our outfield and ran down a ton of balls. If we needed help in the infield, he moved there, and he already was one of the best catchers in the section.”
Housey was named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team earlier this year, gaining all-league honors for a third consecutive season.
He is set to attend Vermilion Community College this fall and will join the baseball team there.