Taylor Cole Athlete Profile

#8 Taylor Cole

Taylor Cole
Position: Right Hand Pitcher Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2011 Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Last School: Southern Nevada Community College

Personal

Born in Simi Valley, Calif., ... parents are Mark and Janet Cole ... served a mission to Toronto, Ontario for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Before BYU

Originally signed a letter of intent out of Bishop Gorman High as a pitcher/shortstop with BYU in November 2006 ... drafted in the 26th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007 ... 2007 Nevada State Gatorade Player of the year and his prep team was two-time state champion ... was a USA Today All-American ... was school athlete of the year ... selected as Mr. Playmaker for the JV basketball team ... coached by Chris Sheff ... recruited by Arizona State, Arizona, Pepperdine, Hawaii and Kansas State.

Other College

Scenic West Conference Pitcher of the Year and was a Second Team All-American at the College of Southern Nevada ... coached by Tim Chambers ... drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 31st round of 2008 ... compiled a 10-3 record with a 1.37 ERA in 92 innings, striking out 87 batters in 16 appearances.

Stats

Year     ERA  W-L APP  GS  CG  SV    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
2011 2.99 5-5 16 15 0 0 93.1 83 51 31 37 67

2011 | Sophomore Year

Drafted in the 29th round by the Toronto Blue Jays ... All-Tourney in the Brooks Wallace Classic hosted by Texas Tech ... victories came against Northwestern State, Northern Illinois (a one-hitter in seven innings), San Diego State, Seattle and UNLV, the latter of which came in the MWC Tourney when he threw 103 pitches in 7.2 innings ... registered career-high 10 strikeouts in 7.1 innings vs. Utah in Salt Lake City ... had nine strikeouts against Seattle in seven innings ... had one inning of relief at No. 6 Arizona State ... was one out away from a victory in a game suspended because of a snow storm at the Air Force Academy.