Grand Island, N.Y.—North Greenville baseball standout Adam Taylor can now add one more honor to his already lengthy list after being named to the 2011 New York Collegiate Baseball All Star Team for the western division.
The NYCBL is a summer wood bat league catering to college baseball players who have yet to sign with a professional baseball team. The league allows players to develop their skills, while gaining experience and a chance to perform in front of professional baseball scouts.
"It's an honor to be selected to this leagues all-star game,” exclaimed Taylor after hearing the news. “There is so much talent across the board and its humbling that I made the game. God has been faithful to me and I just keep trying to get better everyday."
In 2010 Taylor was named the NCCAA World Series MVP leading the Crusaders to their first ever National Championship. He also received All-American honors after his 2011 campaign.
In 2011, Taylor led the Crusaders with a .413 batting average. He also was the team leader with 26 extra base hits including six homeruns, as well as runs scored with 50. During the summer, Taylor is batting .275. He has seven extra base hits and 10 stolen bases. Taylor and the Power are on the verge of making the teams first playoff appearance in franchise history.
Along with playing in the All Star game, Taylor was invited to participate in the leagues MLB scout evaluation day.