Former Cal Poly baseball standout honored

Former Cal Poly Pomona baseball standout Travis Taijeron has earned New York-Penn League Player of the Week honors.

Taijeron, who led the Broncos to the NCAA Division II West Region championship game in May, plays for the New York Mets Short-A affiliate the Brooklyn Cyclones. He was an 18-th round draft selection by the Mets in June.

For the week Taijeron hit 435 (10-for-23) with two doubles, three homeruns and six RBI. After lifting a solo shot against State College last Sunday, he went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBIs in Monday’s 9-5 win over the Spikes. He had at least one hit in his remaining six games, including solo blasts against Connecticut on Thursday and Vermont on Sunday. The 22-year-old outfielder is tied for third in the league with seven homers and is sixth with 28 RBIs.