Left the Ball State baseball program after the 2014 season...
2014 (So.): Appeared in 38 games, making 25 starts… 93 at bats with 17 hits, one double, one triple, two homeruns and 10 runs batted in… finished the season with a .280 slugging and on base percentage . . . tied his career high with three hits vs. Indiana Tech (April 1) . . . career high three RBI at Toledo (April 12).
2013 (Fr.): Appeared in 46 games with 36 starts . . . made first career start in the season opener (Feb. 15) at Middle Tennessee State . . . first career hit at MTSU (Feb. 15) . . . first career RBI at Lipscomb (Feb. 23) . . . career high three hits in two different games . . . season high two RBI in two different games . . . nine multiple hit games. . . four multi-RBI games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Mark Smith at Providence Catholic High School . . . helped team to a 27-6 record as a senior and a 31-4 mark as a junior . . . . helped team to the Chicago Catholic League Blue Division Championship as a senior . . . helped team to the regional, sectional and supersectional titles plus a state runner-up finish as a senior . . . batted .365 with two homeruns and 23 runs-batted-in as a senior . . . helped team to a 24-11 mark and the division title as a junior.
PERSONAL: Owns a 3.066 cumulative grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale ... Managed a 3.066 GPA last fall ... Son of Jim and Julie Tidaback . . . born Oct. 6, 1993, in Berwyn, Ill. . . . one brother . . . managed a 3.6 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale . . . full name is Samuel J. Tidaback.