The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 26, 2013

Dans Profile: Taylor Banks


DANVILLE — Position: catcher

College: Grand Valley State

Year: senior-to-be

Height: 5-foot-8

Weight: 185 pounds

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Family: mother, Cheryl Banks; father: Jeff Banks; and sister, Allyson Banks.

Host family: Mark and Thea Dodd

Major: criminal justice

GPA: 2.65

2013 statistics: batted .225 with 4 home runs and 25 RBIs. Banks also had nine doubles and he scored 22 runs to go along with a .984 fielding percentage.

Best baseball moment: reaching the NCAA Division II World Series in Cary, N.C.

Best non-baseball moment: going Big Red fishing with my dad.

Other interests: fishing, hunting and lifting weights.

Favorite pro team: Cincinnati Reds

Favorite athlete: Yadier Molina

Favorite color: green

Favorite food: anything from breakfast.

Favorite actor: Will Ferrell

Favorite actress: Megan Fox

Favorite movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds

Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob

Favorite musician: Brantley Gilbert

Mode of transportation: Chevrolet Silverado

First job: never had a job

Vacation spot: Panama City, Fla.

Motto: “Go hard or go home.’’

Hannibal vs. Danville

When — 6 p.m. (completion of suspended game from June 1 and regular 9-inning contest)

Where — Danville Stadium

Ticket prices — $6 for adults, $3 for school-age children

Promotion — It’s a triple-play Wednesday at Danville Stadium. For $9, an individual gets admission to the game, a hot dog and a drink.

Events — Golden Wedding Anniversary Night sponsored by the City of Danville Recreation Department.

Probable starting pitchers — Hannibal: LHP Travis McDonald (3-1, 0.30 ERA); Danville: RHP Corbin Olmstead (1-1, 2.02 ERA)

— Chad Dare/Commercial-News