Eleven days ago, Hunter Taylor hit a game-winning double against Duke that punched South Carolina’s ticket to the Super Regionals.
Now, he’s decided to transfer away from Columbia, according to TheState.com‘s Matt Connolly.
The sophomore catcher made the most of his start against the Blue Devils, but struggled to find his place in the lineup this season. Taylor hit .226 (7-for-31) with two doubles and four RBIs in 15 appearances for the Gamecocks, who fell to Oklahoma State in a two-game Super sweep over the weekend.
His game-winner — coupled with a 2-for-5, two-RBI game against Old Dominion on June 5 — earned him All-Tournament honors at the Columbia regional.
“He’s been a great teammate to all of these kids in the locker room,” Gamecocks manager Chad Holbrook told SpursAndFeathers.com after the Duke victory. “If anybody in that locker room has a reason to gripe about playing time it would be him, but he kept catching every bullpen and had the right attitude. He deserved to get the game-winning hit in the NCAA Tournament.”
The Onley, Virginia, native has yet to indicate where he might be headed for the 2017 season.