Sanford, Taylor earn A-Sun All-Tournament Team honors
Jeremy Taylor (left) and Jordan Sanford (right) were named to the A-Sun All-Tournament Team on Sunday.
Jeremy Taylor (left) and Jordan Sanford (right) were named to the A-Sun All-Tournament Team on Sunday.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

FT. MYERS, Fla. (May 25, 2014) – ETSU junior Jordan Sanford (Powell, Tenn.) and sophomore Jeremy Taylor (Fayetteville, Ga.) were named to the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team, which was announced following the championship game on Sunday.

The Buccaneer duo combined to hit .448 (13-29) for the tournament and ended the season keeping their respective streaks intact. Sanford ended the season reaching base safely in 20 straight games and Taylor ended the year with a nine-game hit streak.

For the tournament, Sanford hit .462 (6-13) with one double, one RBI and scored two runs. The junior infielder/outfielder hit safely in all three games, while posting a three-hit effort in the 5-2 setback to Stetson. Sanford began the tournament going 1-for-4 with a run scored in the extra-inning loss to Kennesaw State and went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored, and an RBI in the 7-1 victory over Mercer.

Taylor, who was named to the all-tournament team for the second straight year, was 7-for-16 (.438) with two doubles, one home run, four runs and four RBI in the three games for the Blue and Gold. The ETSU outfielder registered multi-hit games in each outing as he began the championship with two hits, one double, one run and three RBI against Kennesaw State. From there, Taylor followed up that performance with two more hits in the win over Mercer and finished with a three-hit effort versus Stetson. Taylor was a triple shy of the cycle against the Hatters as he doubled, homered and scored both of the Buccaneer runs.

Kennesaw State’s Brennan Morgan was named Tournament MVP as the Owls won their first-ever A-Sun Championship by defeating Lipscomb, 7-1, on Sunday afternoon in Ft. Myers. Joining Morgan on the all-tournament team were teammates Max Pentecost, Matt Bahnick and Bo Way. Lipscomb’s Ian Martinez-McGraw and Grant Massey, Florida Gulf Coast’s Jack English and Nick Rivera, and Stetson’s Taylor Cockrell rounded out the all-tournament team selections.

ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 21 USC Upstate Fall Classic
WGOLF Lady Paladin Invitational Greenville, S.C.
Sep 21 11th of 18
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 21 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Tennessee 3 F
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU 0
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 22 Results
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 23 1st of 12
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Sep 23 Winthrop 4
VB Furman University 3 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 23 ETSU 0
MCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WSOC Furman 3 F
Sep 26 ETSU 0
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 27 Game Time 101 Event (First official scrimmage)
VB ETSU 3 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sep 27 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1
MGOLF Jack Nicklaus Invitational Columbus, Ohio
Sep 28 Results
WSOC Wofford 0 F
Sep 28 ETSU 3
MGOLF Jack Nicklaus Invitational Columbus, Ohio
Sep 29 5th of 12