Skyhawk Baseball | Taylor Cox - 30

PositionLHP/1B
YearJunior
MajorCommunications
HometownBartlett, Tenn.
Height/Weight6-3 - 210 lbs.

 


2013: Served as a dual threat for the Skyhawks, solidifying his role as a weekend starting pitcher while also filling in at first base and designated hitter late in the season…Made a team-high 13 starts on the mound, posting a 6.91 ERA…Logged 57.1 innings, going past five innings in six starts…Tossed a career-long seven innings in three consecutive starts against Ohio Valley Conference teams from April 13-May 4…Registered at least four strikeouts in seven starts, including a career-high seven in six frames against North Dakota State on March 3…Allowed three earned runs or fewer in six starts…Posted a miniscule 1.15 ERA in 15.2 innings over his first three starts of the season…Appeared in 16 games (15 starts) as a position player, hitting .310 in 58 at-bats…Posted a .375 on-base percentage and .431 slugging percentage…Had four doubles and a home run while driving in eight runs and scoring four runs…Had three multi-RBI outings at the plate…Boasted a .458 batting average (11-for-24) with runners on base and a .417 average (5-for-12) with runners in scoring position…Named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2012: Had a successful rookie campaign, tying for the second-most appearances on the team (23)…Recorded 11 shutout appearances and helped UT Martin to its lone shutout of the season (two strikeouts in one scoreless inning against Butler on Feb. 25)…Posted eight multi-strikeout games, including a career-high three punchouts in 1.1 innings of work against Arkansas-Little Rock on March 3…Tossed a career-high 4.1 innings against Jacksonville State on April 13…Strung together four straight scoreless appearances (Eastern Kentucky, Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Memphis) to begin the month of May...Named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Arlington High School for head coach Chris Ring…Was part of Arlington’s historic run in 2011, as the Tigers were a state semifinalist, claiming District 14AAA Tournament, Region 7AAA, sectional and substate championships…AHS finished the season with a 33-6 record and No. 7 final all-class state ranking (No. 4 final AAA state rank)…Was a Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps All-Metro team and a Tennessee Baseball Report All-Two Way player after batting .408 with four homers and 41 RBI at the plate and going 6-2 with a 2.14 ERA to go along with 60 strikeouts on the mound…Also earned Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps all-metro Division-I accolades after the Tigers sported a 28-12 overall record and won a Region 7AAA championship and finished as runner-up at sectionals during his junior season…In the regional semifinals, Cox improved his season record to 6-1 with a dominant performance over Jackson North Side to keep his team's season rolling along.

PERSONAL: Born on July 2, 1993…Son of Tony and Becky Cox…Has two siblings, TJ and Katie…Father played baseball at the University of Georgia from 1969-70 and brother TJ played baseball at Arkansas-Monticello…Majoring in communications.


 



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