Taliaferro signs to ND college baseball team
March 6, 2019
Ed Taliaferro remembers finding his son Ramsey often wanting to play catch when Ed came home from work. After hearing a radio advertisement announcing tryouts for the Casper Rockies baseball team, Ed said Ramsey wanted to try out for the team. Ramsay was about four or five years old at the time.
When the Taliaferros moved from Farson to Green River when Ramsey was eight years old, Ed said he thought it was a dream come true for his son, who finally had the opportunity to play organized baseball.
Ramsey’s now a senior at Green River High School and his love for baseball is taking him to Mayville State University in North Dakota. Ramsay signed his letter of intent last week. The longtime Green River Knight will become a Comet this fall.
Ramsey said his path to Mayville started when he began attending baseball showcases, with one showcase for Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, sticking out in his mind. The showcase didn’t go well, but Ramsay said he wasn’t deterred and contacted Mayville after another showcase. He said the baseball program is strong, which has won 18 championships, 17 of which are consecutive. However, he said the university wants its athletes to be students first.
“It’s a good program up there,” he said.
According to former Knights coach Shawn Sturlaugson, Ramsey is a student of the game and truly loves baseball, saying it’s hard to find athletes that dedicated to the sport.
Current Knights coach Ben Lail said Ramsey’s dedication is what makes him successful. Aside from baseball, Ramsey is a member of the state-bound speech and debate team and the high school band.
“He’s a straight-up class act,” Lail said. “It’s an honor to be around him.”
Ramsey said he plans to study chemistry, having taken an interest in the subject after taking the AP chemistry course. Ramsey said he also aims to play in the MLB, seeing a chance to play at the college level another step in that direction.