#39 Evan Taylor

LHP | So. | 6-4 | L/L | 250 | Florence, Ala. / Florence HS

As a Sophomore (2020)
Made two appearances in relief for the Hogs in 2020 … Finished with a 9.00 ERA after tossing 2.0 innings, allowing two runs on one hit and two walks, striking out three … Pitched his first game of the year on March 6 against South Alabama, tossing 1.2 innings … Struck out two and walked one over the six batters he faced … Gave up two runs on one hit and one walk in one-third-of-an-inning against Grand Canyon on March 11 … Struck out one in the seventh inning, did not surrender the runs but was charged with them.

As a Freshman (2019)
Made eight appearances, all in relief and compiled a 6.43 ERA over 7.0 innings … Gave up just five earned runs on three hits and struck out 13 batters … Held opponents to a .136 batting average with two of his appearances coming in SEC play … Made first career appearance against Memphis (Feb. 27), striking out the side in one inning of work … Struck out a season-high four against Western Illinois (March 13) in two innings of work with no runs allowed and only one walk … Did not give up a run in his first five appearances (5.1 innings) and allowing just three walks and combining for 11 strikeouts … Made first SEC appearance at Alabama (March 22), working 0.2 innings … Also saw the field against Ole Miss (March 31), walking two.

Florence High School
The No. 25-ranked player in the state of Alabama according to Perfect Game and the No. 6 left-handed pitcher … A 2018 Perfect Game Preseason All-Region Honorable Mention … Attended 2017 Perfect Game National Showcase … Compiled a 2.20 ERA and 50 innings pitched as a junior … Helped Florence High School to Area Championships in 2015 and 2016 … Also played in the 2016 National High School Invitational … Played travel ball for the Louisiana Knights.