COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS NAMES DOUGLAS AN ALL-OVC PERFORMER
May 21, 2014
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MARTIN, Tenn. – College Sports Madness announced its All-Ohio Valley Conference teams this afternoon, highlighting University of Tennessee at Martin outfielder Taylor Douglas as a second team selection.
Douglas led the Skyhawks in all three triple crown categories, hitting .341 with seven homers and 29 RBI’s. He also led UT Martin in games played (48), games started (46), at-bats (179), runs scored (33), hits (61), doubles (15), total bases (97), slugging percentage (.542), times hit by a pitch (five) and stolen bases (16, fourth in the OVC). Douglas’ 15 doubles ranked as the 10th most two-baggers in a single season in UT Martin history.
A native of Holladay, Tenn., Douglas paced UT Martin with 21 multi-hit games in 2014, including nine 3-hit performances. He also tallied eight multi-RBI efforts (including four-RBI games in wins over Eastern Kentucky on April 13 and against Saint Louis on April 22).
During a season-long 13-game hitting streak from April 6 through May 2, Douglas was as hot as any player in the nation. He accumulated a .519 batting average (28-for-54) with a 1.074 slugging percentage while reaching base at a .574 clip over that span. He belted 10 doubles and six homers, collecting 18 RBI’s and scoring 17 runs. In a nine-day stretch during the lengthy hitting streak, the 5-11, 185-pound right-handed hitter walloped six round trippers – including a pair of multi-home run performances (at Morehead State on April 18, against Missouri State on April 25).
No matter the situation, Douglas was a tough out in 2014 – as he hit .413 in 46 at-bats against left-handed pitching and .316 in 133 at-bats against righties. He hit .384 (38-for-99) with the bases empty and hit .426 (26-for-61) with a team-best 18 RBI’s with two outs.
Defensively, Douglas committed just two errors in 119 chances while rotating between centerfield and right field. He also made three appearances on the mound, sporting a 0.00 ERA with just two hits allowed while fanning four batters over four innings.