CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League announced that Danville’s Jordan Taylor and Bluefield’s Peyton Consigli were named Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the period of June 12 to June 18.
Taylor, 20, garnered Hitter of the Week honors for the second week of the Appalachian League season after he led the league with a .545 average (12-for-22) while recording one home run, one triple, three doubles and eight RBI in six games for the Otterbots. The outfielder also paced the circuit in hits and total bases (20) and finished second in on-base percentage (.615), OPS (1.524), runs scored (tied-9) and stolen bases (tied-5).
Taylor hit safely in all six games for Danville, recording five multi-hit performances and three straight games with multiple RBI. After reaching base three times while going 2-for-3 with a walk against Princeton on June 13, Taylor tallied a home run, a double, three RBI, two walks and two steals the following day, finishing 2-for-3. He added two more hits and RBI each against Bristol on June 15, then was 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and three RBI on Friday night. Taylor went 3-for-7 with a double, two runs scored and two stolen bases in Danville’s weekend series against Greeneville.
A Jacksonville, Fla. native, Taylor improved his Appalachian League season average from .118 to .359 (14-for-39) during his award-winning week for the Otterbots. He’s scored 13 runs and posted a 1.080 OPS through 11 games, hitting one home run, one triple and four doubles while driving in nine runs. This past spring, as a Florida State freshman, Taylor appeared in 21 games, making four starts.
Consigli, 20, was named Pitcher of the Week after the right-hander delivered five scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in his June 13 start for Bluefield against Pulaski. Throwing 51 of his 81 pitches for a strike in the outing, the Fonthill, Ontario native scattered two hits and two walks while striking out half of the batters he faced (18). He finished the week tied for first in ERA (0.00) and second in strikeouts.
Consigli has compiled a 1.13 ERA with 12 strikeouts and five walks in eight innings across his two starts for the Ridge Runners this season. He appeared in 13 games as a sophomore out of the bullpen for Canisius this past spring, recording three saves while averaging 12.0 strikeouts per nine innings. As a freshman in 2022, Consigli was named MAAC Rookie of the Year and Relief Pitcher of the Year, as well as a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American.
The Ridge Runners have now had back-to-back Players of the Week after Kerry Hendron-Brown took home Hitter of the Week honors during the season’s opening period.