2000 (Sophomore) ? Top middle reliever who turned in solid performances all season ... Posted a 4-0 record, with all four wins coming in conference play ... Registered a 3.46 ERA in 41.2 innings pitched ... Collected victories over Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Missouri and Texas ... Second team Academic All-Big 12 selection.
1999 (Freshman) ? Appeared in 22 games, the ninth-highest total in school history at the time ? Posted a 5-4 record and a 5.06 ERA in 48.0 innings of work ? Also struck out 41 and walked 22 ? Earned his first collegiate victory when he pitched the last six innings of a 22-inning game against No. 24 Houston (Feb. 21), allowing no runs and only two hits ? Threw two shutout innings against Kansas State (Feb. 27) ? Again threw two shutout innings and struck out four against Kansas State (Feb. 28) ? Struck out three in three innings against Creighton (March 9), allowing only one run to earn the win ? Pitched five innings of relief against Texas Tech (March 28) ? Struck out six and allowed only two runs ? Threw the final two innings against Kansas (April 3) for the win ? Pitched a perfect ninth inning against No. 3 Rice in a 7-2 Baylor win (April 7) ? Threw six shutout innings for the win over Minnesota in the championship game of the Waco Regional (May 30) ? Appeared in three NCAA postseason games, a school record ? Earned honorable mention on the 1999 Academic All-Big 12 Team.
High School ? Was 11-4 with a 2.48 ERA as a senior at Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas ? Posted an 11-0 record with a 1.10 ERA as a junior ? Also struck out 58 and walked only nine in 76.1 innings of work ? Named all-state and first team all-district as a junior and again as a senior ? Named second team all-district as a third baseman his sophomore season ? Spent the summer as a member of the Arlington A's of the Connie Mack Division which advanced to the state tournament in Dallas ? Was then picked up by the Dallas Mustangs ? The Mustangs advanced to the regional tournament in Houston, where Taylor was named to the all-tournament team ? The Mustangs won the regional tournament and then advanced to the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M ? Graduated in the top five percent of his class ? Member of the National Honor Society, the student council and the All-A Honor Roll.
Personal ? Full name is Justin Robert Taylor ? Born Dec. 8, 1979 in Greenville, S.C. ? Son of Carol and Bob Taylor ? Majoring in entrepreneurship.
Taylor's Career Pitching Stats