Rookie of the year

Wednesday July 7 2010


Lynchburg College's Brock Shiflett was named the Baseball All-State College Division Rookie of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VASID). Shiflett and senior Jeff Taylor Jr. also were named to the all-state second-team squad.

Shiflett (Richmond, VA/Stewart School) enjoyed one of the best seasons for a freshman in Lynchburg College history. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Rookie of the Year led the Hornets with a .397 batting average, and was second with 36 runs driven in. Shiflett earned second-team All-ODAC honors and also took home an ODAC Tournament Team award as well. Both he and Taylor earned third-team All-South Region accolades in late May.

Taylor (Lynchburg, VA/Heritage) finished his career at Lynchburg as the all-time stolen base leader, holding the ODAC record as well. He ended his illustrious tenure at Lynchburg as the all-time games played and started leader, and was also a two-time All-ODAC first-teamer. He posted a .356 career batting average (218-613), scoring 133 runs and driving in 121 over his four years at LC. Taylor signed as free agent with the Cincinnati Reds in early June.