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Neighbors Growing Together | Jun 19, 2018

Blinded by the light: The Taylor Myers story

By Justin Webster | Jun 14, 2018
Photo by: JUSTIN WEBSTER/Ledger photo Fairfield senior Taylor Myers cleanly fields a ball in left field where the sun can be an unwanted assailant on outfielder’s eyes.

While many teenagers spend their summers in the sun trying to maintain a perfect tan, Trojan senior Taylor Myers gets plenty of rays spending her days roaming the left third of the Fairfield outfield.

“The sun is always in my eyes,” said Myers who added, “It depends on the field, but Fairfield is known for having bad sun lines in left and center field.”

Myers played right field last season where there isn’t that problem because she was facing a different direction altogether.

“I just try to keep my eye on the ball and trust my coaches and try to focus,” said Taylor.

“If it gets lost, I try to stay in line, hustle and not run into the fence,” the veteran softball player said candidly.

She added that she has good instincts getting to the ball, but she’s working on hustling a bit more.

Not only is the team a group of fun girls according to Myers, but the outfielders also have a special bond that involves joking around and dancing during warmups.

Statistically, Myers is batting .250 with a .298 on-base percentage and has scored eight times for Fairfield and driven in four runs.

Defensively, she has seven putouts in nine opportunities with two of the Trojans 21 errors for a .778 fielding percentage.

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