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Indiana Baseball: Devin Taylor named Perfect Game Freshman All-American



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Indiana baseball standout Devin Taylor was named a Freshman All-American by Perfect Game USA. (Indiana Athletics)

Despite a disappointing end of the season for the Indiana baseball program, it was one that exceeded all expectations.

The Hoosiers fell to Kentucky in the Regional Final, bowing out of the NCAA Tournament just one win shy of advancing to its second-ever Super Regional.

Behind the drive of success that IU had was freshman Devin Taylor. Taylor was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year this season after posting a .315 average with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs.

On Thursday, he was named to the Freshman All-American First-Team by Perfect Game USA.

Taylor was known for his consistency throughout his entire freshman season. In total, he reached base safely in 48 of his 51 games. He had at least one hit in 37 of hit 51 games played as well.

Taylor also became just the third Indiana baseball player to be on the First-Team All-Big Ten as a freshman.

Taylor’s success helped Indiana baseball reach 40-wins for the first time since 2018 and did so in the regular season for the first time since 2013.

Indiana baseball finished 43-20 this season and 16-8 in the Big Ten. It had a second-place regular season finish in the conference.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.