Tech’s Taylor Young gets prime honors on ABCA All-America team

BULLDOGS’ BEST:  Senior shortstop Taylor Young perfected the home run trot this season for Louisiana Tech, one of the reasons he has earned first-team All-America honors. 

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RUSTON – After leading Louisiana Tech to a second straight NCAA Regional appearance, senior shortstop Taylor Young has collected First-Team All-American honors announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

The 2022 C-USA Tournament MVP sat atop the nation in runs scored for a second straight season and broke his own single-season record as he came across home 89 times in 2022. Young led the Bulldog offense in nine different categories and produced 28 multi-hit games. He led the team in batting average this spring (.364) and finished with a career batting average of .330.

Besides the single-season record for runs scored, the West Monroe native set career program records for games played (249) and base hits (297).

It’s the second consecutive year that a Bulldog has earned these honors after Parker Bates and Hunter Wells were selected as ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans.

The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Division I All-America Committee, which is chaired by Tommy Raffo of Arkansas State University.

Photo by TOM MORRIS, Louisiana Tech