On Taylor: Valuable pitcher who came on at the end of his sophomore campaign ... features a three-quarters sidearm delivery ... effective in long relief and as a set-up man.
As a Junior (2007): Was extremely successful in a set-up role, with a team-best 1.77 ERA ... appeared in 28 games, allowing just five walks compared to 26 strikeouts ... pitched 3.1 innings of one-hit ball in win against Gardner-Webb (Feb. 10) ... pitched 1.1 innings in relief in win at UCF (Feb. 17) ... threw 1.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit in win against George Washington (Feb. 24) ... threw a perfect inning of relief in loss to Lafayette (March 4) ... pitched a 1-2-3 inning in win over Coppin State (March 14) ... pitched 1.2 innings, allowing just one hit, in win over William & Mary (March 27) ... tossed a scoreless inning in win over UMBC (April 3) ... threw three scoreless innings in relief in loss at Towson (April 4) ... tossed 2.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out three, in loss at ODU (April 11) ... pitched two innings to pick up save at UMBC (April 17) ... tossed 3.2 scoreless innings against Towson, allowing two hits while striking out four to earn first win of the season (May 1) ... notched second save against West Virginia, pitching a scoreless ninth (May 8) ... tossed three scoreless innings, allowing one hit against North Carolina (May 19).
As a Sophomore (2006): Led the team with a 2.70 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record in 12 appearances ... also registered one save ... made season debut vs. Evanville, allowing one run on one hit in an inning of work ... pitched a season-high 3.1 scoreless inninngs, allowing four hits and fanning two at Duke (March 3) ... was charged with two earned runs and three hits to go along with a walk and a strikeout in 2.1 innings vs. NC State (April 14) ... struck out two in two hitless innings to seal victory over Delaware State and pick up first career save (April 25) ... worked 0.2 innings vs. UVA, allowing no runs on one hit (April 28) ... worked a 1-2-3 ninth to close out Terps' 12-3 win over GW (May 3) ... allowed one hits in 3.1 shutout innings of relief en route to first win of his career at BC (May 5) ... tied a career-high six strikeouts in season-long 4.2 innings of scoreless ball vs. UMES (May 10).
As a Freshman (2005): Made nine appearances, all but one in relief ... recorded a 4.50 ERA in 16.0 inning of work ... made his first career appearance against UMES, getting the start and throwing 4.0 strong innings ... gave up three hits and two runs in the first, before settling down and shutting the out Hawks over his next 3.0 innings (Mar. 9) ... worked out of an early jam against James Madison and finished with two strikeouts and two hits allowed in 2.1 innings of relief (Mar. 15) ... threw a career-high 5.0 innings in relief in the first game of a doubleheader against Duquesne ... gave up two earned runs and struck out six batters with one walk (Mar. 22) ... struck out the side in an inning out of the bullpen against Clemson (Mar. 26) ... gave up no runs on in 0.2 innings at Miami (Apr. 29) ... threw a hitless inning in the series opener against Florida State (May 6).
At Good Counsel: A three-year letterwinner at Good Counsel ... was the WCAC player of the year in 2004 ... a first-team All-Met by the Washington Post ... also a first-team All-Gazette and a All-Journal pick his senior year ... compiled a 5-2 record, with a 1.25 ERA and 60 K's on the mound and hit .417 with 32 RBI as a senior ... was 4-3 with a 1.47 ERA and threw a no-hitter as a junior.
Personal: Son of Naomi and John Taylor ... has one sister, Katie ... a member of the National Honor Society ... was on the newspaper staff at Good Counsel ... hobbies and interests include playing golf, playing guitar and listening to music ... majoring in business.
Taylor's Career Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP GS IP H R ER BB SO SV 2005 4.50 0-0 9 1 16.0 20 10 8 5 17 0 2006 2.70 2-0 12 0 20.0 19 13 6 8 17 1 2007 1.77 1-0 28 0 40.2 31 8 8 5 26 2 Totals 2.58 3-0 49 1 76.2 70 31 22 18 60 3Taylor's Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 5.0, vs. Duquesne (3/22/05)