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Virginia Beach’s Chris Taylor inducted into UVA Baseball Hall of Fame

Virginia Beach’s Chris Taylor inducted into UVA Baseball Hall of Fame
Posted at 7:04 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 19:04:06-05

UVA Baseball HOF 2020 class

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The Virginia baseball program inducted six new members into its Hall of Fame Saturday afternoon.

The 2020 inductees include: RHP Kevin Arico (2008-10), SS Tyler Cannon (2007-10), 2B – Ryan Gilleland (1995-98), RHP/DH – Nick Howard (2012-14), OF Jarrett Parker (2008-10) and SS Chris Taylor (2010-12).

Since The Virginia Baseball Hall of Fame was established in the summer of 2017, it has enshrined a total of 28 members including a 15-member inaugural class.

2020 VIRGINIA BASEBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS

RHP – Kevin Arico (2008-10)
• ABCA, Collegiate Baseball & NCBWA First Team All-American in 2010
• 2010 First Team All-ACC
• Led the nation in saves in 2010 with 18, tied the ACC single season record
• Finalist for the 2010 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award
• Set the single-season school record for saves with 18 in 2010, ranks second all-time with 29 career saves
• Member of the 2009 College World Series team
• Student Assistant Coach for the 2015 National Championship Team
• Selected in the 10th round (307th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 MLB Draft

SS – Tyler Cannon (2007-10)
• 2009 First Team All-ACC; 2010 Second Team All-ACC
• School’s all-time leader in games played (244), at bats (910) and doubles (62)
• Ranks second all-time in career hits (276), third all-time in runs (185) and triples (12), fifth in total bases (380), eighth in stolen bases (49)
• Holds single game record for runs in a game with five at Wake Forest on March 6, 2009 (nine others have done it)
• Named to the 2009 All-College World Series Team after going 6-for-10 with a .733 on base percentage
• Drafted in in the 41st round of the 2009 MLB Draft (1,225 overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates but returned to school
• Drafted in the 12th round (360th overall) in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians
• Student Assistant Coach on the 2014 College World Series Team

2B – Ryan Gilleland (1995-98)
• Graduated as the program’s all-time leader in games played (221), at bats (865), RBI (166) currently ranks third
• Fifth all-time in career hits with 262 (graduated with the third most)
• Hit 27 career home runs, fifth-most at time of upon graduation, currently ranks ninth
• One of three Cavaliers ever to accumulate 400 career total bases
• A Second Team All-ECAC selection at second base in 1997
• Set the school record for doubles in a season with 19 in 1997 (since been surpassed)
• Member of the 1996 ACC Championship team
• 1995 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Honorable Mention Freshman All-American

RHP/DH – Nick Howard (2012-14)
• 2014 ABCA and Perfect Game Second Team All-American (RP); Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American
• Two-time First Team All-ACC selection (2013 & 2014) as a utility player
• 2014 ACC All-Tournament Team and 2013 Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round (19th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft
• Set ACC and UVA single season record for saves with 20 in 2014
• Ranks fourth all-time in school history with 20 career saves
• Member of the 2014 College World Series Team
• One of 27 players in program history to put forth a five-hit game (4/24/13) at Howard

OF – Jarrett Parker (2008-10)
• 2009 ABCA, Baseball America and NCBWA Second Team All-American; 3rd Team by Collegiate Baseball; First Team by Rivals.com
• First Team All-ACC in 2009, Second Team in 2010
• Played three seasons (135 games) in the majors with the Giants (2015, 2016, 2017) and the Angels (2019)
• Selected in the 2nd round (74th overall) in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Giants
• Set single-season records for runs (76), hits (94 – since surpassed), triples (8) and total bases (176) in 2009
• Ranks in the top 10 in career runs (161 – T-9th) and total bases (369 – 10th)
• His 26 career home runs are 10th most in UVA History; His 16 in 2009 are the third most in a single season
• His 16 home runs in 2009 were the third most in school history
• 2009 Irvine Regional and 2010 Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• 2008 ACC All-Academic Team

SS – Chris Taylor (2010-12)
• Drafted in the fifth round (161st overall) by the Seattle Mariners in the 2012 MLB Draft
• Walk-off single in 2011 Super Regional vs. UC Irvine to send UVA to second College World Series
• Named to 2011 Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team and ACC All-Tournament Team
• His 63 runs scored in 2011 led the ACC and are the fifth most in school history
• Holds school record for at bats in a season (285 – in 2011)
• Was named the Co-MVP of the 2017 NLCS and played in the 2017 and 2018 World Series