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19  Brody Taylor
Brody Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shelby, N.C.

High School:
Shelby

Last College:
Louisburg

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 217

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
01/12/1983

Experience:
1V

B/T:
R/L


As a Senior in 2005
Missed entire 2005 season due to injury. Received a medical redshirt and is eligible to play in 2006.

As a Junior in 2004
Immediately earned job in Pirates' weekend starting rotation during initial year in ECU program ... Turned in notable and impressive campaign, winning all eight decisions (8-0) with a 4.64 earned run average ... Made 15 starts (15 appearances) ... Worked a total of 85. 1 innings and allowed 97 hits, 44 runs (all earned) and 16 walks while fanning out 63 ... A lefty who possessed impeccable control - topping staff regulars with a near 4:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... Surrendered a .290 opponent batting average (.289 vs. RH, .296 vs. LH) ... Second on club with three pickoffs ... Earned wins against Delaware (2/20), Georgia Southern (2/28), Charleston Southern (3/12), Tulane (3/19), USF (4/10), Louisville (4/24), TCU (5/15) and UNC Wilmington 6/6 in the second round of the Kinston NCAA Regional ... Solid defensively, perfectly fielding all 27 chances (zero errors) ... Opened three post-season contests (vs. Houston/Conference USA Tourney, vs. UNCWilmington/ NCAA Kinston Regional, vs. South Carolina/Super Regional) and responded with a 1-0 record and 4.97 ERA in 12.2 innings of work ... Pitched a season-low 0.2 innings vs. Gamecocks in Super Regional (two hits, one run) after throwing 6.2 innings vs. Seahawks (10 hits, three runs) a week earlier ... Also surrendered 10 hits and three runs to Cougars in 5.1 innings during second round of the C-USA Tournament ... Established a season-high with 7.2-inning effort vs. Georgia Southern in opening round action of the Keith LeClair Classic ... Blanked the Eagles on five hits while striking out nine ... Recorded a season-best 11 K's vs. Charleston Southern 3/12, while shutting out the Buccaneers on three hits through 7.0 innings ... Earned first win as a Pirate vs. Delaware (2/20) after allowing four runs in 6.0 innings vs. the Blue Hens ... Made ECU debut a week earlier vs. UNC Asheville (5.0 innings, two hits, one run) ... Recipient of strong offensive support as the Pirates scored 8.8 runs in each of his starts... Averaged 5.2 innings per start but reached the seventh inning on five occasions ... Was 4-0 with a 6.35 ERA in seven C-USA regular season starts (39.2 innings) and 4-0 with a 3.15 in eight non-league starts (45.2 innings) ... Was 7-0 (3.10 ERA) in eight starts at Harrington Field while booking an 8.41 ERA (0-0 record) in four road starts (20.1 innings) ... Logged a 5.09 ERA in nine day game starts (4.12 in six night game appearances) ... Monthly progressions include February (2-0, 2.41, three starts, 18.2 innings), March (2-0, 3.62, four starts, 27.1 innings), April (2-0, 9.00, three starts, 17.0 innings), May (1-0, 4.20, three starts, 15.0 innings) and June (1- 0, 4.91, two starts, 7.1 innings).

At Louisburg College in 2004
Played two seasons for the Hurricanes ... Helped Louisburg to a Region X championship, district title and a Junior Çollege World Series appearance ... Named All-Region X during both seasons ... Posted a 10-2 record with a 1.34 ERA and batted .434 as a sophomore ... Finished career with a 21-2 slate in two seasons.

At Shelby High School
Lettered in baseball and football for the Golden Lions while helping the baseball program to the 2001 state championship ... Named to all-conference squads twice ... Earned all-state honors while garnering SPC Player-of-the-Year and state championship series MVP as a senior ... Also picked up a letter as a football all-conference lineman and played a role in SHS's state title in 1998.

Personal
Full name is Brody Dallas Taylor ... Born Jan. 12, 1983 in Boone, N.C. ... Son of Eddy and Patty Taylor ... Has one sibling, Kelsey ... Majoring in communications.