#13 Hitter: Clayton Taylor, Waynesboro

Clayton Taylor Nebraska Omaha 2015Our first two hitters on this list, Matthew Koehler and Seth Lancaster, were both college sophomore with relatively little track record in college ball.

Our #13 hitter, though, is the opposite- he’s a college senior with three years of full-time experience under his belt. This young man is Clayton Taylor, the 6-foot-4 infielder attending Nebraska-Omaha, who played the 2015 summer for the Waynesboro Generals.

Clayton hit 292/394/451 in 41 games and 144 at-bats for the Generals, along with 26 runs, 30 RBIs, 8 doubles, 5 home runs, 7 stolen bases, and a 16/28 BB/K ratio. Clayton was second on the team in runs, hits, and doubles, and led the team in home runs, RBIs, and walks. He also hit very well in the playoffs, going 8-25 with 2 runs and 4 RBIs.

Taylor has been a very important contributor for Mavericks in his first three years of college. In 2013, as a freshman, Clayton hit 352/464/443 in 122 at-bats, along with 8 doubles, a home run, 18 RBIs, and a 23/17 BB/K ratio. The next year, as a sophomore, Taylor hit 342/421/599 in 187 at-bats, with 40 runs, 17 doubles, 2 triples, a huge 9 home runs, and 48 RBIs. He added a 18/29 BB/K ratio.

Then as a junior, just before he joined the Generals, Taylor hit 308/403/490 in 198 at-bats, with 42 runs, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs, 42 RBIs, and a 25/32 BB/K ratio.

As you might imagine, he has raked in the awards in his first three years (because he applies himself in the classroom, too). Let’s take a look:

  • 1st Team Academic All-District 7 (2014, 2015)
  • All-Summit 1st Team (2014, 2015)
  • All-Summit 2nd Team (2013)
  • Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American 2013
  • Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Summit League Distinguished Scholars List (2013-14, 2014-15)
  • Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence (2013-14, 2014-15)

Wow. Clayton’s majoring in IT innovation, by the way.

So there it is, brilliant readers! Our #13 hitter has a few awards on the wall already. Watch for another excellent year for the Mavericks!

(Newsleader)
(Newsleader)

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