2008 (Jr.): Starting second baseman who played in 57 games and made 55 starts (all at 2B) ... Hit .290 with one home run, 26 RBI and a fielding pct. of .993 ... Led the team in hit by pitches with 10, while tying for first with 10 sac flies and four sac bunts ... Was fourth on the team with an on-base pct. of .383 ... Set career-highs in hits (4) and runs (3) against A&M-Corpus Christi (4/20) ... Posted 16 multi-hit games and had a team-long 13 game hitting streak from March 26 to April 13 ... Hit his first career HR at Louisiana-Monroe (3/11) ... Named to the SLC All-Tournament Team after hitting .286 with five RBI, one run and two doubles, while posting a .971 fielding pct. ... Committed just two errors on the season - one on a back-handed flip to second base against Sam Houston State (4/13) and another on a ground ball against Southeastern Louisiana (3/24) on the final day of the SLC Tournament ... Had streaks of consecutive errorless chances of 146 and 127 ... Career-high six putouts against Illinois (3/24) and nine assists against SLU (5/24) ... Named to the SLC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Prior To Lamar: Transferred from Oklahoma State where he appeared in two games with one start ... was 0-for-3 with an RBI and two walks ... as a freshman in 2006, he attended Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, where he hit .406 with two HR, 17 doubles and two triples ... First Team All-Conference and All-Region.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in both baseball and football at Westwood HS ... Played baseball for coach Bart Bratcher ... Two-time All-District selection on both sports ... Named CenTex Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... Hit .370 with three HR and 30 RBI as a senior ... Hit eight HRs in his career ... Academic All-District his senior year.
Personal: Brian J. Taylor was born on 11/3/85 in Austin, Texas ... Son of Rodney and Chris Taylor ... Has a sister, Jamie.