Thursday, May 25, 2017

Men's Baseball: Stars’ Taylor earns All-America honors

Junior shortstop Cole Taylor became the first All-American in University of Illinois Springfield baseball history with a selection to the National College Baseball Writers Association NCAA Division II All-America honorable mention team.

Taylor led the Prairie Stars in batting average (.395), hits (85), runs (63), doubles (25), triples (four) and on-base percentage (.461).

He ranked among the Great Lakes Valley Conference and national leaders during the season.

UIS won a school-record 33 games and went 2-2 at the conference tournament.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on May 24, 2017.

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