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TLI MINI-Q&A: TAELOR CHANG
Taelor Chang has been on a roll. It began in the spring when she started for Wilson Central High of Lebanon, TN, as a freshman, batted clean-up, hit two grand slams and made the AAA District 9 All-District and All-County Teams for Wilson County, TN.
The uncommitted 2022 3B/1B/OF stayed hot this fall where she batted .406 with a 1.347 OPS, .441 OBP and .906 SLG for Fury 2022-Ellis. Here's a quick look at the former Tiny Miss TN.
Tell us about your travel team/organization and how you became in involved with them?
I had been playing with a "C" level team. I finally made the choice to leave and start the journey to find a more competitive team. It was not an easy road to get to where I am today. Luckily, with a great support system and a family who believes in me, I was able to find FURY. It took trying out for for several "A" class teams and being turned away. Every team had a different reason why I was not a fit for their team. At this point, it was extremely discouraging and (I was) even questioning if I should continue to play softball. After my second tryout with FURY 2022, Brian Ellis believed in me enough to give me a chance. Since then I have not stopped working hard to continue to get stronger.
What is something you have faced in your life that has helped you become the person that you are today?
Diversity! There will always be someone who doesn’t like you, who wants to see you do bad and someone that is better than you. I have learned from experience to keep my head up and never let anyone change me and who I am and where I plan to go.
What have you learned about yourself in the past year?
I have learned how to be more confident and not to doubt myself. Doubting myself, I would only fail. When (I'm) having positive thoughts, I am more successful! It has made a huge difference for myself and how I play.
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