Monday, March 24, 2008

Taylor named Player of the Week

The college baseball season is young but already Charlotte 49ers senior catcher Chris Taylor is racking up awards.

Taylor, from Mount Pleasant, N.C., was named the Atlantic 10 baseball player of the week on Monday. It is the second time already this season Taylor has won the award.

Taylor knocked in runs in all three 49er wins over Saint Louis over the weekend, including leading the comeback in Saturday's win when he hit two home runs and drove in three late in a 10-inning win over the Billikens.

The two homers was the third time in his last 20 games Taylor has hit two home runs in a game. He capped his weekend hitting a home run off the scoreboard in right center to break open a one-all tie in the sixth inning Sunday as Charlotte cruised to a 9-1 win over the Billikens.

Charlotte (17-2, 3-0) also earned its first national ranking of the season as the 49ers are No. 23 in this week's Collegiate Baseball News Top 30 poll.

The 49ers are 15-0 at home this season and have won 17 straight dating back to last season at Hayes Stadium. Charlotte was listed among teams receiving votes in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America poll, the Top 25 poll, and the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Coaches poll.

Charlotte hosts Radford at 6 p.m. Tuesday and then Wake Forest at 6 p.m. Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

Chris Taylor is absolutely unreal. We are really going to miss him next year. Let's hope he can keep up this torrid pace throughout his senior season, and lead us to Omaha!