Skyhawk Baseball | Taylor Cox
|Height/Weight||6-3 - 175 lbs.|
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.
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 is a senior infielder at Arkansas-Monticello…Majoring in communications.