Taylor Walker, former first baseman for the Generals, was selected to the starting lineup for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game played on Tuesday July 8th. The game was set up as a North-South format this year with the host Brazos Valley Bombers, East Texas Pump Jacks and the Texas Marshals to make up the North. The Victoria Generals, Woodlands Strykers and the Acadiana Cane Cutters represented the South team.
The Texas Collegiate league is regarded as one of the top summer circuits in the nation and features some of the nations top college baseball players.
Walker, a 6’4′ 225 lb first baseman for the Generals, signed earlier this year to play ball with the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. Walker had a productive freshman season for the Generals last year where he hit .288, drove in 49 runs, and led the conference with 10 homeruns.
In 32 games with the Cane Cutters, Walker has a batting average of .281 with 34 hits, 18 runs, 6 doubles, and 2 homeruns. He currently leads the Cane Cutters with 21 RBIs. On defense, Walker has recorded 259 put outs to lead the Cane Cutters. Walker is currently tied for second place in the TCL with 21 RBIs.
The Acadiana Cane Cutters are a locally owned summer collegiate-league baseball franchise located in Youngsville, Louisiana. Founded in 2010, the Cane Cutters play their home games at Fabacher Field in South Side Regional Park. The club is owned and operated by Richard and Sandi Chalmers & Baseball Ventures of Louisiana, LLC.
For more information on the Cane Cutters visit www.canecuttersbaseball.com.