By Sam Blum
July 31, 2014
Amidst one of the toughest stretches in the Cotuit season, a four-game losing streak and a stretch of 27 innings with just one run scored, Logan Taylor (Texas A&M) has been the main source of offensive consistency.
The shortstop has seven hits in his past two games and has hit safely in 21-of-23 contests. In Wednesday’s 12-10 win at Hyannis, Taylor collected two RBI’s and brought his average up to .317, good for best on the team and 16th in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
“I’d say I’m just more selective at the plate, letting it get to me instead of reaching for it,” Taylor said. “Just put a good swing on a good pitch to hit.”
On Wednesday, manager Mike Roberts inserted Taylor into the lead off spot, a place in the order that Roberts has said he likes to put his best hitter. With John Norwood (Vanderbilt) not dressed to play and Rhett Wiseman (Vanderbilt) off the team due to injury, Taylor has become the top offensive threat.
“Right now he’s our most aggressive hitter,” Roberts said. “That’s the reason he was up there. Right now he’s our most consistent hitter.”
Taylor is one just a small handful of players that have been with the team since before the exhibition season. He’s seen the team have its ups and downs, and with the playoffs just one win or a Wareham loss away, Taylor has shown his reliability in the season’s most crucial stretch.
“I’m honestly just taking advantage of the off days we get,” Taylor said. “Staying off your feet and just doing the right things.”