His 30 strikeouts on the season surpassed his previous two year total of 24...recorded a career high six strikeouts at Villanova on April 18... notched the first win of his career against Youngstown State on March 17...finished a perfect 3-0 on the season.
Cole Taylor saw limited action in the 2009 season pitching a total of six innings...allowed seven total hits in 6.0 innings of work...held the Panthers' second lowest ERA of 3.00...made his second career start on March 11 at Miami, allowing just two hits in two innings of work against the No. 6 Hurricanes...tallied five strikeouts in six appearances.
Taylor made 13 appearances last season...made his lone start on March 26 at Ohio State, going 3.2 innings and giving up five runs off seven hits while striking out one...struck out a season-high four batters in four innings of relief work against Cornell on March 16.
Taylor was a member of the four-time Section Champion baseball team at Burrell High School...was a four-year all-section selection....named to the Valley News Dispatch First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior...a first team selection by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a sophomore and senior...was named the WPIAL Player of the Year in 2007.
Born October 7, 1988...Son of David Taylor and JoRene Lanni...has one brother, Dane (26)...majoring in administration of justice.