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Taylor Widener
Taylor  Widener

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Aiken, S.C.

High School:
South Aiken HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
RHP/1B

B-T:
L-R

Major:
Criminology


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AWARDS/HONORS/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2015 Coastal Plain League All-Star
  • 2015 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List


  • 2015 (SOPHOMORE)

    • NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List ...
    • Made 19 appearances with three starts, went 1-5 with a 4.78 ERA and nine saves, allowed 19 runs, 17 earned, on 33 hits in 32.0 innings with 19 walks and 44 strikeouts
    • Five-plus scoreless innings in second start of the year, allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out a career-high seven batters in 6-2 loss to Auburn (5/2)
    • 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with one walk and four strikeouts for a save in 3-2 win over Vanderbilt (4/18)
    • One scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts for eighth save of the year in 4-2 win vs. The Citadel (4/8)
    • One inning of relief in 13-7 win at Mississippi State (4/4); allowed one run, unearned, on one hit with a strikeout
    • One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts to earn a save in 2-0 win at The Citadel (3/31)
    • Allowed one run on three hits in 1.1 innings with two walks and a strikeout for a win in 6-4 win over Kentucky (3/15)
    • Allowed one run on two hits in 1.2 innings with two strikeouts for sixth save of the year in 4-3 win over Kentucky (3/14)
    • One perfect inning of relief with a strikeout for fifth save of the year in 5-3 win over Miami (Ohio) (3/8)
    • Retired lone batter he faced with a strikeout for fourth save of the year in 2-0 win over Miami (Ohio) (3/7)
    • Two scoreless innings of relief with just one walk, no hits and five strikeouts to earn a save in 4-1 win over Clemson (2/28)
    • Earned a save with 1.2 innings of relief in 6-4 win over Northeastern (2/22); allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts
    • First career save with 2.2 scoreless innings, no hits allowed and tied a career-high with six strikeouts in 8-3 win over College of Charleston (2/14)


    2014 (FRESHMAN)

    • Made 21 appearances with a pair of starts, went 3-0 with a 1.79 ERA in 40.1 innings with nine runs allowed, eight earned, on 24 hits with 15 walks and 38 strikeouts, opponents hit just .170 against him
    • Did not allow a run in 17 of 21 appearances
    • Also saw action as position player, hit .191 (9-for-47) in 18 games with 12 starts, scored six runs and tallied a pair of RBI
    • Career-high 6.1 innings of relief, did not allow a run and allowed just two hits and four walks with a career-high six strikeouts in 4-3 loss vs. Maryland in NCAA Regional (5/31)
    • 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in 10-1 win over The Citadel (5/13)
    • One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 15-1 win over Wofford (5/7)
    • Struck out both batters he faced, singled and scored in 5-3 at Georgia (5/4)
    • 2.2 scoreless innings of relief and 2-for-4 at the plate in 2-1 loss vs. Alabama (4/26)
    • Three perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts to earn a win in 8-0 victory vs. Davidson (4/22)
    • Starting designated hitter, tallied a RBI base hit and a run scored in 6-5 loss to Florida (4/13)
    • 4.1 scoreless innings of relief with just one hit allowed and career-high four strikeouts to pick up a win in 9-2 win at Furman (4/8)
    • 1.2 scoreless innings with no hits allowed and a strikeout in 4-1 loss at Arkansas (4/4)
    • Three scoreless innings in 4-2 win over College of Charleston (3/25) with just one hit allowed, one walk and two strikeouts (3/25)
    • Starting designated hitter with a RBI in 8-3 win at Kentucky (3/23)
    • 2.1 innings of relief in 13-5 loss at Kentucky (3/21); allowed one run, unearned, on one hit with no walks and three strikeouts
    • 3.1 scoreless innings in first career start for first career win in a predetermined split with just one hit allowed in 5-0 win over Furman (3/11)
    • One scoreless inning of relief with three strikeouts in 8-0 win over Brown (3/8)
    • Perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 7-1 win over Stetson (3/4)
    • 1-for-3 as starting DH in 12-0 win over Bucknell (2/16)
    • Two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in 17-4 win over Bucknell (2/15)


    HIGH SCHOOL

    • Rated No. 5 best high school prospect in South Carolina and No. 175 best high school prospect in nation by Perfect Game USA and also rated No. 7 best overall prospect in the state of South Carolina for 2013 MLB Draft by Baseball America
    • 2013 South Carolina AAAA All-State
    • 2013 SC/NC Select All-Star
    • 2013 Atlantic All-Regional by Perfect Game USA
    • Rated No. 4 right-handed pitcher in South Carolina and No. 6 best high school prospect in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects
    • 2012 Augusta Chronicle Player of the Year in South Carolina
    • As a junior in 2012, went 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 47 innings, also hit .329 with five homers and 24 RBI
    • Helped lead South Aiken HS to 2012 District VI championship
    • Played for Best Nine AAU team
    • Played for Team South Carolina at 2012 South Atlantic Border Battle


    PERSONAL

    • Born on October 24, 1994
    • Parents are Billy and Elizabeth Widener
    • Major is criminology