CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Travis Taylor seems to make a contribution no matter where he’s honing his baseball skills.
The Corner Brook native played a key role in helping the Holland College Hurricanes claim the Atlantic Conference baseball championship in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association in Charlottetown, P.E.I., this past weekend.
Former Corner Brook minor baseball graduate Daniel McCarthy is also a member of the Hurricanes contingent, which is in its first year of existence.
The Hurricanes, in their first-ever appearance on the CCBA scene, defeated the University of New Brunswick in two-straight games in a best-of-three conference championship series Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field in Charlottetown.
It was a long day on the diamond for Taylor and company, but it was all worth it.
A sweep in the two-game showdown means the Hurricanes earned the right to travel to Montreal this week to participate in the CCBA championship tournament, hosted by the McGill University Redmen. All games for the tournament, which ends with the top two teams squaring off in the championship final Sunday afternoon, will be played at the Gary Carter Complex.
The Hurricanes opened the Atlantic Conference final series with a dramatic 2-1 victory in a four-hour marathon. It ended with a walk-off sacrifice fly delivering the winning run in the 13th inning. Taylor finished 1-for-3 in the opener.
The second game ended in an 8-1 triumph for the hometown Hurricanes and Taylor was certainly a factor in the outcome. The talented shortstop — winner of the top batter award at the provincial…