MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — Now standing just one step short of the major leagues, Berry baseball alumnus Stephen Gaylor (14C) looks to maintain his spot in the Gwinnett Braves' lineup alongside other top prospects in one of the best farm systems in the major leagues.
Gaylor has collected a hit in each of his two starts since being called up to the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate last Saturday, marking the second time in his professional baseball career that he has had the chance to compete with the club.
Beginning the season with Double-A Mississippi, Gaylor competed in 13 games for the squad scoring four runs on four hits. In just three games in Gwinnett, he has already scored a pair of runs off two hits including an RBI double against Toledo on Thursday night to help the Braves to their 35th win of the season. The hit marked Gaylor's first career Triple-A RBI.
Known for his speed and base running ability as a Viking, Gaylor holds the Berry career stolen bases record (89) and is number two in the DIII era for runs scored (121) and batting average (.367).
The Gwinnett Braves will return home for a seven day homestand on Monday, June 19. The team's full schedule can be found here.