Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Jordan Taylor
PARENTS: Wayne and Renette Taylor
SIBLINGS: Two sisters. Ashlyn and Elizabeth are twins. They’re 14.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Hunting
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Josh Turner
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Rookie[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Two and a Half Men
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Legos.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go play college baseball at UCA and study to be an M.I.S., it’s a networking engineer.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably my coaches; they’ve helped teach the mental side of life and baseball.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT BASEBALL: Just getting to play every day. I just like to play.
POSITION: Third base, shortstop, pitcher
WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH AT THE PLATE? Get a ball I can hit and hit it.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS WHEN YOU’RE IN THE FIELD? Just stay loose, relax.
WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH ON THE MOUND? Just throw hard and locate.
WHAT PITCHES DO YOU THROW? Fastball, curveball and change-up.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PITCH? Fastball.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think we’re improving. I think we can improve some more.
WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? Probably beating Conway.
WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Everybody’s going to have to pull their own weight. We’re going to have to have some people step up.
TALK ABOUT YOUR GAME. WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? Hit
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST IN PRACTICE TO IMPROVE ON? Fielding
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING BASEBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? The lessons the coaches taught us.