May 29, 2008
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Charlotte senior catcher Chris Taylor, the 2008 Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year, has been named to the Louisville Slugger/TPX Third-Team All-America team, it was announced today by Collegiate Baseball.
Taylor (.343) leads the A-10 in home runs (19) and total bases (155), ranks second in RBI (69), third in slugging (.665) and fourth in hits (80). The Mt. Pleasant, N.C., native ranks the top ten in team history for career hits (sixth), runs (ninth), doubles (third), home runs (fifth), runs batted in (third), and games played (ninth).
Taylor had a pair of home runs last year in NCAA Regional play in Columbia, S.C., to become the first player in program annals to hit two homers in a game in the postseason. Taylor leads Charlotte into its second consecutive NCAA Regional, a first for the program. The 49ers take on South Carolina at the Raleigh, N.C., Regional on Friday at 2:00pm.
He follows Adam Mills and Brad McElroy as All-Americans from last season and becomes Charlotte's eighth baseball player in team history named to such an honor.