8 - Jacob Taylor
Jacob Taylor
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
High School: Northeastern Oka. A&M
Position: Infielder
Bats/Throws: R/R

As a junior: In his first season as a Lion, Taylor started all 55 games at second base and was named Second Team All-MIAA after hitting .351 and finished second on the team with 49 RBI. Also finished third on the team with a .576 slugging percentage.

In Junior College: Played one year each at Chaffey (Calif.) and NEO A&M College before coming to Missouri Southern ... at NEO, Taylor hit .411 in 39 games with 11 doubles, nine homers and 55 RBI ... also was a gold glove winner at second base and a second-team all-region selection.

In high school: Was a four-year starter for the Canyon Springs Cougars ... was a two-time all-league selection ... was also named team MVP in 2004 and best offensive player in 2003.

Personal: Born October 30, 1986 in Orange County, Calif. ... son of Michael and Paula Taylor ... Undecided on a major.