Former Riverdale standout Walker named Powerade Player of Week

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Located in Lafayette, La., the Cane Cutters are a part of a six-team Texas Collegiate League that is regarded as one of the top summer circuits in the nation and features some of the nation’s top college players.

Some notable alumni of the Texas Collegiate League who have moved on to the MLB include, but are not limited to Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox and Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants. Cane Cutters head coach Lonny Landry, who played for the Detroit Tigers farm system from 1993-1997, will be leading the Acadiana for the fourth consecutive season.

The PowerAde Player of the Week was awarded to former Riverdale standout Taylor Walker of Jackson State Community College. In game one of the double header against the Texas Marshals, Walker scored the lone run with a solo home run in the first inning and went 2-3 at the plate. In the second game, Walker was 2-3 with a double. In the team’s 5-0 win against the East Texas Pump Jacks, Walker was 1-4 with one RBI. In the Cane Cutter’s return to Fabacher Field for Military Night on Saturday, ¬the team got off to an early start when Walker scored Connor Barron from Southern Mississippi from third base on a sacrifice fly in the first inning and again in the third inning when Walker drove in Barron on a ground out to give the team a 2-0 advantage.

Walker then hit a stand-up double to left field in which Justin Holt came in as the pinch runner for Walker and scored on a sacrifice fly hit by James Ziegler. Walker recorded two RBI’s and one hit in the Cane Cutters 3-1 win. Over 14 games, Walker has recorded an astounding 152 putouts (in which he leads the TCL) and four assists for the Cane Cutters on defense. Through the last five games, Walker recorded 17 at bats, three runs, six hits, two doubles, one home run and four RBIs and had an on base percentage of .368, a .647 slugging average and a batting average of .353. Walker currently leads the team with 16 hits and 12 RBI’s on the season thus far.

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