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9 Tanner Watson
B/T: R/R
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Class: JR
Position: C
Major: Finance
Hometown: Granger, IN
Previous School: Elkhart Christian

2016 at Taylor: Played in all 59 games for Trojans, starting 56 of those contests … Continued success at the plate, while developing into elite defensive contributor for TU … Hit .304 with 45 runs scored, 11 extra-base hits and 10 stolen bases in 181 at bats … Led lineup with .993 fielding percentage and 27 walks … Tallied eight assists from right field and catcher positions … Also led Crossroads League in fielding percentage with no errors in league games … Ranked third in runs scored among league players … Also top-10 in the league in total hits, overall fielding percentage and stolen bases in league action … Logged single-season career-bests in games played, at bats, runs scored, extra-base hits and steals, as well as with 55 hits and nine doubles … Turned in 13 multi-hit games … Had nine-game hit streak from March 23 through April 11 … Reached safely in 47-of-59 games … Key offensive cog for Trojans with .352 average, .901 OPS and 40 runs scored in team’s 40 victories … Posted .459 on-base percentage in non-league affairs … Batted .364 during TU’s run to the Crossroads League Tournament Championship … Selected as a Crossroads League Gold Glove recipient … Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team.

2015 at Taylor: Played in 48 games, starting 43 times at the catcher and outfield positions … Ranked third on roster with .343 average, 33 runs batted in, three home runs and .448 slugging percentage … Ended fourth on squad with 64 total bases and fifth with 49 hits and a .410 on-base percentage … Ranked among Crossroads League’s top-20 players in average, slugging, hits, total bases and RBI … Led Trojans with .373 average over 23 games on the home turf … Collected 14 multi-hit games … Drove in two-or-more runs in 10 games … Had hitting streaks of seven and nine games … Scored four times and knocked in four runs in 24-3 win over Saint Francis on April 21 … Closed season by hitting .390 with eight extra-base hits and only eight strikeouts over final 30 games … Reached safely in 26 of final 30 games … Threw out nine-of-21 runners attempting to steal … Earned All-Crossroads League honors … Named Crossroads League Newcomer of the Year.

Prep: Four-time letterman for head coach Chris Lemert at Elkhart Christian Academy … Member of National Honors Society.

Personal: Son of Mike and Kris Watson … Majoring in finance.

2017 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2017 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Christian McGillFROFR/R5-10170Cicero, INHamilton Heights
3Josh LaneSOINFR/R5-9170Fort Lauderdale, FLCalvary Christian
4Trevor BoothJRINFR/R5-11175Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
5Clay RigginsSOPR/R5-10180Bloomington, INBloomington South
6Andrew KennedyFRP/1BR/R6-2210Goshen, INNorthridge
7Jared AdkinsJRUTIR/R6-0180Whiteland, INWhiteland
8Matt PattonJRPR/R6-1185Wolcottville, INEast Noble
9Tanner WatsonJRCR/R6-2190Granger, INElkhart Christian
10Logan RodgersSRPL/L6-8190Bloomington, INBloomington South
11Wyatt WhitmanSOUTIR/R6-0180Climax, MIGull Lake
12Luke HunterSRPR/R6-1195Bluffton, INNorwell
13Collin StumpSOPR/R6-0170Wauseon, OHWauseon
14Nathan TarggartSOINFR/R6-1215Fort Wayne, INBlackhawk Christian
15Brett LawsonFRP/INFR/R5-11190Margate, FLCalvary Christian
16Baze ConwayFR1BR/R6-1175New Castle, INNew Castle
18Rob FoxJRPR/R6-1175Muncie, INDelta
19Sam WieseJROFR/R6-1180West Des Moines, IAValley
20Jordan CrabbSRPR/L6-0215Monticello, INTwin Lakes
21Bram WoodJROFR/R5-11195Mooresville, INOlney Central
22Josh PfotenhauerJROFL/R6-0175Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
23Kyle KelsheimerSOOFR/R5-9155Wabash, INWabash
24Jake HurdFROFR/R6-0185Zionsville, INZionsville
25Logan RobertsonFRINFR/R6-0190Pendleton, INPendleton Heights
26Zak EckerleSOPR/R6-0200Solsberry, INEastern Greene
27Mitch UbelhorFRPR/R6-0200Avon, INAvon
28Justin PettitFRPR/R6-3215North Vernon, INJennings County
29Charles BradsSOCL/R6-0210Dayton, OHDayton Christian
30Ben YurkaninSO1BR/R6-0200Fort Wayne, INCanterbury
31Alex SandersSOCR/R5-11195Columbus, OHWorthington Christian
33Brian FieldsFRP/1BR/R6-3215Lewis Center, OHWorthington Christian
34Austin MetticaSOCL/R6-3210Prosper, TXProsper
35Joshua MunozFRP/OFR/R6-0220Buffalo Grove, MNBuffalo
36Riley ReimschiselSOOFL/L5-10165New Haven, INBlackhawk Christian
37Colin EgglesonSRPL/L5-11175Sycamore, ILSycamore
38Cody TaitSOP/INFL/R5-10160Loganville, GALoganville
39Caleb BowmanFROFR/R5-10165Bedford, INBedford North Lawrence
40Nate StarcherFRPR/R6-2170Hartville, OHLake Center Christian
41Ben RobisonFRPR/R6-3170Whiteland, INWhiteland
42Chase RobertsFRCR/R6-0215Spencer, INOwen Valley
43Alec DiemerSOPR/R6-1185Sanford, FLSeminole
Record: 35-21 Home: 20-12 Away: 15-8 Neutral: 0-1 Crossroads: 20-7