Central Michigan pitcher Andrew Taylor added to his impressive college baseball season with several accolades on Wednesday.
The Mid-American Conference named Taylor the MAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year.
Taylor, a 6-foot-5 right-hander from Alto who played at Caledonia High School, led the conference with an 11-4 record and a 1.21 ERA over 89⅓ innings.
He actually debuted at CMU last season but pitched in just five games before the season was canceled due to the pandemic.
Taylor and the Chippewas won the MAC and are in the South Bend regional of the NCAA tournament. CMU takes on regional host Notre Dame at 1 p.m. Friday to begin the four-team, double-elimination weekend along with Michigan and Connecticut.
CMU coach Jordan Bischel was also named MAC Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons after leading the Chippewas to a 40-16 record and a second-straight conference title and NCAA tournament appearance.
Bischel took over at CMU in 2019 and has a 98-36 in Mount Pleasant since then. He is the CMU coach to win back-to-back league honors since Dean Kreiner in 1985-88.
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Central Michigan baseball's Andrew Taylor: MAC Player of the Year