9 Tanner Watson
B/T: R/R
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Class: SR
Position: C/OF
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.

2017-18 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Christian McGillSOOFR/R5-10170Cicero, INHamilton Heights
3Josh LaneJRINFR/R5-10170Fort Lauderdale, FLCalvary Christian
4Luke ShivelyFRPR/R5-11165Mishawaka, INMishawaka
5Clay RigginsJRPR/R5-11180Bloomington, INBloomington South
6Andrew KennedySOP/1BR/R6-2215Goshen, INNorthridge
7Jared AdkinsSRUTIR/R6-0180Whiteland, INWhiteland
8Matt PattonSRPR/R6-0185Wolcottville, INEast Noble
9Tanner WatsonSRC/OFR/R6-3190Granger, INElkhart Christian
10Drake GongwerFRPR/R6-3185Wakarusa, INNorthwood
11Wyatt WhitmanJRUTIR/R6-0185Climax, MIGull Lake
12Jonathan FosterFRP/OFR/R6-2155Columbus, OHColumbus East
13Noah HusemanFRPR/R6-0185Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
14Nathan TarggartJRINFR/R6-1215Fort Wayne, INBlackhawk Christian
15Brett LawsonSOP/INFR/R5-11185Margate, FLCalvary Christian
16Cody TaitJRINFL/R5-8170Loganville, GALoganville
17Tanner KolbeFRINFL/R6-1155Elletsville, INEdgewood
18Rob FoxSRPR/R6-1185Muncie, INDelta
19Sam WieseSROFR/R6-1185West Des Moines, IAValley
20Trevor BoothSRPR/R5-11165Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
21Austin MetticaJRCL/R6-3200Prosper, TXProsper
22Josh PfotenhauerSROFL/R5-11175Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
23Kyle KelsheimerJROFR/R5-9155Wabash, INWabash
24Brenden BubeFRPR/R5-9165Corydon, INLanesville
25Kole BarkhausFRPR/R6-2175Woodburn, INBlackhawk Christian
26Zak EckerleJRPR/R6-0200Solsberry, INEastern Greene
27Mitch UbelhorSOPR/R6-1210Avon, INAvon
28Justin PettitSOPR/R6-3220North Vernon, INJennings County
31Alex SandersJRCR/R6-0195Columbus, OHWorthington Christian
32Colin PfotenhauerFRP/INFR/R6-2180Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
33Brian FieldsSOP/1BR/R6-3225Lewis Center, OHWorthington Christian
34Tucker WaddupsSOPR/R6-4225Logansport, INPioneeer
42Dalton HutchinsonFRPR/R5-11165Fishers, INHamilton Southeast
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0