Taylor Herschbach

#33 Taylor Herschbach

Pos. IF
Ht. 5-6
Yr. 5th
Hometown Lockport, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Lockport Township

2022: Saw action in 45 games, making 38 starts at second base and five at shortstop ... hit .270 (34-for-126) with 21 runs scored and 11 RBIs ... ranked second on the team in runs scored, walks (10) and stolen bases (13) ... tied a program single-season record for most stolen bases without being caught ... registered nine multi-hit games ... raised batting average to .289 within MVC-only play ... scored two runs in Feb. 19 win over Lipscomb before going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI later that night in win over Holy Cross ... crossed the plate twice in March 5 win against Western Illinois ... picked up pair of hits while scoring a run and registering an RBI March 10 in win over Central Michigan ... posted three multi-hit games in a six-game stretch, tallying two hits apiece March 20 at Indiana State, March 29 at Western Michigan and April 3 in series finale versus Bradley ... drew two walks and scored a run in win over Purdue Fort Wayne April 12 ... notched two hits April 20 in nightcap against Loyola ... drove in two runs in second game of twinbill April 23 at Drake ... went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBIs May 1 in nightcap at Illinois State ... stole a pair of bases in series-opening win over Evansville May 7 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored the next day in victory in regular season finale.

2021: Appeared in 39 games, making 37 starts - 24 at third base, six at shortstop, five as designated player and two at first base ... hit .277 (26-for-94) with seven runs scored and 12 RBIs ... reached base at a .343 clip and slugged .372 ... led team in average, slugging, RBIs and tied for team-high honors with six doubles ... ranked second on team in on-base percentage ... hit three-run homer as part of four-RBI day in win at Belmont Feb. 27 ... went 2-for-3 with a double at Marshall March 6 ... followed the next day with a perfect 3-for-3 effort, including a double, a run scored and an RBI in win over Saint Francis (Pa.) ... notched hits in all three games of Bradley series March 20-21, including two doubles ... drove in a run in win in series finale against the Braves ... recorded an RBI double in lone plate appearance April 2 in series opener versus Indiana State ... closed series against the Sycamores the next day by reaching base four times, going 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI ... started stretch of six consecutive games reaching base ... combined to go 5-for-8 over course of April 11 doubleheader at UNI ... went 2-for-4 in opener before posting a 3-for-4 line with a run scored, an RBI and a double in nightcap.

2020: Appeared in 18 games during sophomore season, starting on 16 occasions ... made 13 starts at shortstop and three at second base ... hit .162 (6-for-37) with 10 runs scored and three RBIs ... tied for second on the team in runs scored ... ranked third on the team with eight walks, posting a .340 on-base percentage ... went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Feb. 8 win over Fordham ... connected on RBI triple as part of 2-for-3, 2-run performance in win over Bethune-Cookman Feb. 29 ... drew a pair of walks and scored two runs the next day in win at Stetson ... reached base twice in March 6 win over Niagara, going 1-for-2 with a run scored, an RBI and a hit by pitch ... drew three walks, including a bases-loaded free pass, March 7 against North Carolina A&T, tying for third-most in a single game in program history.

2019: Saw action in 46 games for Valpo as a freshman, starting 45 times ... started 24 times at shortstop, 13 as the designated player, six at first base and two at third base ... hit .252 (33-for-131) with 16 runs scored and 16 RBIs ... posted nine multi-hit games and scored multiple runs on four occasions ... debuted Feb. 8 against Stephen F. Austin, driving in a run with a sacrifice fly ... picked up first career hit Feb. 22 against Delaware State and scored two runs in the win as well ... went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI in March 1 win over Wagner which was suspended and finished two days later ... picked up hits in all four tournament games at Charlotte March 1-3 to start seven-game hitting streak ... also picked up multiple hits, including a double, in tournament finale against Wagner March 3 ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI in win over NC State March 5 ... picked up multiple hits in consecutive games against Southern Illinois March 23-24, including a double in each contest ... had a big game in April 3 win at UIC, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBIs, two walks and her first career home run ... delivered pair of hits April 9 at Loyola ... went 2-for-4 in series-opening win against Indiana State April 19, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th ... followed with two runs scored in victory over the Sycamores in middle game of series the next day ... closed regular season May 4 with 2-for-3 effort against Illinois State ... had a game to remember in MVC Tournament opener May 8 against Evansville, going 4-for-4 with two RBIs in Valpo's win over the Purple Aces ... tied an MVC Tournament single-game record with her four hits ... was the first 4-for-4 effort in an MVC Tournament game since 2015 ... also marked Valpo's first-ever four-hit performance by an individual in a conference tournament game.

Prep: Played at Lockport Township H.S. ... a Second Team All-State honoree as a senior ... earned multiple First Team All-Area honors in her final season ... hit .477 as a senior with 49 runs scored and 37 RBIs ... posted a .559 on-base percentage and a .734 slugging percentage ... a Second Team All-Area selection as a junior ... hit .451 as a junior with 51 runs scored and 17 RBIs ... helped squad to a sectional finals berth ... played travel for the Bulls/Sox Academy.