Meet Austin Taylor
|Austin Taylor - 13
Played in 51 games and started 49 in his first season at UAB ... started 23 games in the outfield and 26 as the Blazers' designated hitter ... tallied nine multiple-hit games and five contests with multiple RBI ... finished the season with a .247 batting average and 20 RBI ... managed a season-best three hits on three occasions -- Feb. 23 versus Ball State, April 2 against Alabama and May 9 versus UCF ... tallied five doubles on the season and recorded a triple Feb. 24 against Ball State ... scored 29 runs on the season ... tallied 22 walks .. recorded a stolen base March 18 versus Mississippi State ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2006-2007 (Freshman and Sophomore) at Holmes Community College
A 49th round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2006 MLB Draft ... hit .346 with a combined 50 RBI in his two seasons at Holmes ... garnered MACJC All-State honors ... selected to represent his team in the Mississippi Junior College Baseball Showcase.
Played three seasons at Kosciusko High School for head coach Kevin Pullen ... hit .396 for his career with 10 home runs and 84 RBI ... helped lead the Whippets to three division titles ... earned all-division honors in both 2004 and 2005 ... in 2004, was selected to compete in the State Games of Mississippi ... also played two seasons of football ... was a member of the Beta Club.
Gerry Austin Taylor ... born Jan. 23, 1987 ... parents are Gerry and Julie Taylor ... father played baseball at Belhaven College ... majoring in business.