Junior on the Rise this Baseball Season

posted May 11, 2018, 7:24 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

Cristen Quillen

    Junior year sport seasons for many athletes can become very stressful because with being an upperclassman also comes the task of stepping in as a team leader and also having the maturity to grow into the player the athlete wants to be. Many athletes as a junior want their name to be known, going into their senior year they want other teams to be on a lookout for them and know that they are an competitive threat on the field or court.

    A junior at Pocomoke High School by the name of Shawn Darnell Taylor, has been playing baseball at Pocomoke for 3 years now but has been playing baseball on different levels for many more years than that. Shawn Taylor has been playing baseball for little ling teams as well as travel teams since he was 4 years old.

    This season has been a very exciting one for Taylor so far. Taylor started off the season strong by going 2 for 2 in his first game leaving him with a perfect 1000% batting average to start of the season. One of the key moments so far this season in Taylor’s play, was when he hit an absolute bomb in the 7th inning against Snow Hill, one of Pocomoke’s rivals, amd tied the game.

    Taylor stated, “It was the top of the 7th and we were down by one run. We were facing a really good pitcher who is actually going to play Division 1 baseball next year so the pressure was even higher. I just focused on getting on base in whatever way i could, I told myself not to swing for the fence but when i felt that swing, I knew right away it was gone.”

    Right now for his junior season, which is not over, Shawn Taylor is batting about a 400% and has a fielding percentage of 1000 in his position as an outfielder.

    With his outstanding junior season and his senior season ahead of him next year, the sky is truly the limit in the future for Taylor.

Uploaded: 5-11-18

Edited: ST