Louisville Cardinals center-fielder Logan Taylor, the son of 1982 Hillsboro High School graduate Doug Taylor, looks to help his team claim an NCAA championship. The younger Taylor is in the midst of a College World Series (CWS) run with the Cardinals. Taylor has had a hit in each of the last five games and went 2-4 on Saturday in Louisville’s Super Regional clinching win against the in state rival University of Kentucky Wildcats.
L. Taylor has started 55 games for the Cardinals during the 2017 season and currently sits tied for fourth place on the all-time games played list at Louisville with 233 games played. Taylor has been a tremendous contributor for Louisville during his four years with the team racking up 147 hits, 116 runs scored, 77 RBI, and a .281 batting average. Taylor also provides the Cardinal’s with a consistent defensive presence in center-field with 123 put-outs on the year to go with only one error.
The center-fielder has been a top tier player during his college career and was one of three team captains for Louisville this season and has consistently stepped up his play in the NCAA Championship. L. Taylor enters the CWS with a .423 batting average with four doubles, 16 runs scored, and 13 RBI in 21 NCAA postseason games. Add that production to the ability to make the correct plays in center-field and L. Taylor is an indispensable member of the Cardinal’s ball club.
L. Taylor was also a part of Louisville’s 2014 and 2015 NCAA postseason runs claiming a spot on the 2015 NCAA Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team after recording four hits, four RBI, and scored two runs for the Cardinals in two regional round wins against Morehead State and Michigan. He was also a strong contributor in the 2015 Super Regionals going 5-7 in two games against Cal State Fullerton including a home run, three RBI and two stolen bases in game two.
Louisville will start the quest for an NCAA championship on Sunday June 18 against the Texas A&M Aggies. The Aggies enter the CWS with an overall record of 41-21, but have reeled off five straight victories and enter Sunday’s contest without a loss in this season’s NCAA baseball tournament.
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