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Shane Taylor waits for his pitch in the Vikings’ home game against Montgomery County.

Shane Taylor is adding power to the Vikings’ bats this season.

Taylor remains on top with 45 hits and 40 RBIs after 27 games. He has held above a .500 batting average all season and goes into the last three weeks of the regular season with .500 at the plate.

“I feel really good. I very feel confident when I am up there. I am pleased with how this season has gone for myself so far,” said Taylor.

Taylor has had an incredible first half of the season. He has almost surpassed his last season stats. Taylor ended his junior year with 47 hits, 32 RBIs, 12 doubles, four triples and no home runs. He had a .382 batting average.

“This is the last time getting to play on this field as a senior. I just want to make it the best year I possibly can,” said Taylor.

Taylor has hit five home runs, six doubles and one triple thus far. He opened the season with two home runs in the Vikings’ opener against Greenup County.

Taylor hit home runs in the 10-0 win over Lewis County, the 13-1 win over Simon Kenton and the 18-6 win over Morgan County.

His five home runs add to an outstanding 16 home runs by the Vikings this season. AJ Hacker also has five home runs, and just behind them is Corey Binion with four. Ryan Mullen and Devon Stevens have each added one.

“Were not really trying to get home runs. We are just trying to drive the ball into gaps and be aggressive when we get fastball counts. We’re just trying to drive in runs for our team,” said Taylor.

The Vikings are now 23-3 this season. They have 10 games remaining before the postseason.

Krystal Williams can be reached at kwilliams@themoreheadnews.com or by telephone at 784-4116.