Baseball sets record for most wins


Justin Chapman | Echo

Taylor’s baseball team is officially a record-setting team.

The Trojans piled up 41 wins this year, the most ever in program history. Their regular season record ended at 41–12, with a 20–7 record in the Crossroads League.

“We’re blessed to have a good season,” said junior infielder Josh Lane.

The baseball team is currently riding a five-game winning streak and defeated Manchester on Tuesday by the score of 15–0.

Taylor’s offense is coming alive, to say the least. In their last three games, they have scored 53 runs.

“The key has been taking it one game at a time, not looking forward ahead to next week or the end of the conference tournament,” said senior utility player Jared Adkins. “So basically, we’re just going to take it one game at a time and focus on Mount Vernon tomorrow at 1 p.m. and then win that one and then hopefully move on to the next game and move on to the next game.”

Keeping a present-focused mind is hard enough in a long season, with several games happening every week.

Additionally, the National Tournament will be held in Upland on Taylor’s campus. This automatically gives Taylor a bid to the tournament. This could make it difficult for the Trojans to stay present in each game; however, they plan to stick to their present-focused mindset.

According to Lane, they expect to win the Crossroads League Tournament. Adkins also added the team’s goal every year is to win the Crossroads League regular season title and the conference tournament.

While they finished second in the Crossroads League, they still can win the conference tournament, which starts May 4 and ends May 9.

The Trojans will face Mount Vernon Nazarene on May 4 at 1 p.m. at Winterholter Field. Currently, the Trojans are 3–0 against Mount Vernon Nazarene heading into the matchup.

“Photograph by Brad Timmerman”