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Chris Taylor
Chris  Taylor

Virginia Beach, Va.

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Bruno, O'Connor Highlight UVa Honors on VaSID All-State Team

Six Cavaliers voted onto team; Bruno named Player of Year, O'Connor Coach of Year

• Selected by Seattle Mariners in fifth round (161st overall) of MLB Draft
• One of two Cavaliers start all 59 games (58 at SS, one at DH); started all 127 games from 2011-12 (122 at SS)
• Named to watch list for Brooks Wallace Award (nation's top shortstop)
• Batted leadoff in every game and reached base safely in all but two games
• Led team in ABs (225) and runs scored (55; sixth in ACC)
• Second on team in hits (67) and stolen bases (12); third in total bases (105) and extra-base hits (23)
• Hit three-run home runs against Coastal Carolina (2/18) and Monmouth (2/26)
• Went 6-for-11 during Wright State/Seton Hall weekend
• Tripled, homered and scored three times in win at JMU (3/6)
• Went 4-for-13 with two RBI and three runs in Clemson series (3/23-25)
• Hit triple to score two and give UVa lead in Saturday game versus Clemson (3/24)
• Had career-high four hits in four at bats against VMI (3/21)
• Went 5-for-7 with four runs, four RBI and one walk in Towson series (3/27-28)
• Recorded at least one hit in every game of the Wake Forest series, going 5-for-14 with a home run (4/7-9)
• Had good series against Georgia Tech, going 4-for-12 with hits in all three games; had go-ahead RBI double in fifth inning of Game 2
• Hit grand slam in ninth inning at Maryland (5/18) to break open close game
• Went 0-for-6 in the first two games of the ACC tournament before recording two hits in the final game against FSU (5/26)
• Had strong NCAA tournament at the plate, going 6-for-11 with three RBI
• Tied career high with four hits against Oklahoma (6/3)


• Started all 68 games for the Cavaliers in 2011, moving to shortstop after starting the first four games in the outfield
• Batted leadoff in all but one game
• One of 25 players nationally to be named to watch list for Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award
• Named to NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team at shortstop
• Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team at shortstop
• Led ACC in runs scored (63)
• Boasted 26 multi-hit games on the season (third on team)
• Hit first pitch of Radford game for first career home run (4/19)
• Virginia's top hitter in NCAA tournament at .372 (16-for-43); had hits in nine of 10 NCAA games
• Had career-high 13-game hit streak from May 21-June 23
• Went 4-for-17 (.235) with three runs, two stolen bases in College World Series
• Led off each game of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional with a single; also stole a base in each game of the series
• Had a walk-off single up the middle to score the tying band winning runs to earn a berth to the College World Series (Super Regional game three against UCI; bases loaded, two outs)
• Led the team in batting with a .500 average (6-for-12) in the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional
• Batted .429 (6-for-14) in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional, scoring four runs and knocking in four
• Went 7-for-16 (.438) in four games in the ACC Tournament, knocking in seven runs
• Was 2-for-12 in Miami series with pair of doubles (5/13-15)
• Posted four hits in 14 at bats in BC series; also scored four times (4/30-5/1)
• Was 3-for-12 in NC State series (4/24-26)
• Went 5-for-16 with four runs scored and three RBI in the series sweep of Duke (4/15, 17)
• Scored two runs in game two of the Georgia Tech series, going 1-for-5 on the night (4/9)
• Went 4-for-14 with three RBI in the series sweep at Virginia Tech (4/1-3)
• Knocked in six runs against Maryland (3/25-26); went 5-for-12 on the weekend
• Scored three runs in the Florida State series (3/18-20)
• Went 6-for-13 at Clemson, scoring three runs (3/11-13)
• Scored five runs against East Carolina (2/25-27); went 4-for-11 for the series
• Recorded two hits in each of the games at the Auburn Tournament to open the season (2/18-20)

• Played in 29 games, including 13 starts
• Went 2-for-4 in win over Miami (5/21)
• Had career-high three hits while batting leadoff in win over Maryland (4/24)
• Scored nine runs the week of April 19 (four games)
• Went 1-for-3 with four runs scored vs. Richmond (4/20)
• Two hits, two runs scored in win over James Madison (4/6)
• Went 2-for-5 in start vs. Towson (3/31)
• Reached base safely three times (hit, two walks) vs. Towson (3/30)
• Hit ninth-inning RBI triple to provide key insurance run in UVa's win at East Carolina (2/21)
• Went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored against Towson (3/30)

• 2009 Virginia Class AAA State Player of the Year
• Two-time First-Team All-Beach District (2008, 2009)
• 2009 Beach District and East Region Player of the Year
• 2009 Tidewater Player of the Year
• Hit .444 in 2009, with 24 stolen bases and 30 runs scored; hit .430 in 2008
• As team captain, led his team to Beach District and Eastern Region championships as well as state semifinals in 2009
• Earned Cox HS's Kurt Felthousen Memorial Award in 2009
• Presented 2009 Gus Meloni Memorial Award
• Coached by Bill Conroy
• Member of National Honor Society

• Full name is Christopher Armand Taylor
• Parents are Chris and Mary Taylor
• Has one sister, Noel
• Enjoys wakeboarding and poker



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