Taylor Named Player of the Week

July 15, 2003 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Current Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Marcus Taylor of the Bethesda Big Train has been selected as the Player of the Week in the Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball League for the week ending July 12.


Taylor, a lefthanded-hitting outfielder, went 8-for-14 for a .571 average last week, including four doubles and six RBI to lead the Big Train to three wins. Overall, Taylor leads the CGCBL with a .353 average, is tied for second in home runs with three and fourth in RBI with 14.


Taylor's three homers all came in the same game on July 9, as the Lexington, Ky., native tied a league wood-bat record set by current Texas Ranger Mark Teixeira in 1998. Taylor blasted three round-trippers against Herndon on July 9 in a 7-6 Big Train victory, going 4-for-5 with five RBIs in the contest, hitting his third home run in the 11th inning to provide the margin of victory.


Taylor's teammate on the Big Train and as a Blue Raider, Shay Horseman painted a Povich Field masterpiece on Friday night, striking out 11 in a complete-game, two-hit shutout to give Bethesda a much-needed 1-0 victory over the Herndon Braves.


Horseman has compiled a 3-1 record with a 0.70 ERA in eight outings for the Big Train, making four starts. He has three complete games and a pair of shutouts, tossing 38.2 innings and allowing just 19 hits with 44 strikeouts.


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