3 - Erika Taylor
Erika Taylor
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Boonville, Ind.
High School: Boonville
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011: All-time leader in strikeouts with 272 ... Finished collegiate career No. 2 in games started (112), No. 5 in shutouts (23) ... No. 4 in innings pitched (729.1) ... Collected 20 wins for first time in collegiate career her senior season ... Her 272 strikeouts for season was second most in a season by a Cougar .. Led SIUE to Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in its first season of eligibility.

2010: Cougars No. 1 pitcher during the year...Enjoyed career-marks in every category...Finished 19-15 with a 2.93 earned run average...Tossed two no-hitters during the season, blanking Murray State and Indiana, becoming only the eighth player in school history to record multiple no-hitters in a season...Made 35 appearances, including 33 starts...Her 33 starts are the fourth-most in a single season in school history...Turned in 29 complete games during the season...Made six starts of eight innings or more, including back-to-back nine inning starts against Murray State and Southeast Missouri... Tossed 217.1 total innings during the season, the eighth-most in a single season in SIUE history...Collected double-digit strikeouts in a game four times, including a career-best 13 vs. Rhode Island...Finished the season with 196 strikeouts, the sixth-highest single-season total in school history....Already has 465 strikeouts for her career, leaving her tied for fourth all-time at SIUE...49 wins for her career is 10th-best all-time.

2009: Named to the NCAA Division I All-Independent first team ... Won her first seven decisions of the season and finished with an 17-6 record ... Her 1.22 earned run average placed her among the nation's top 25 pitchers in Division I ... Ended the season with 144 strikeouts, placing her 11th on the single-season strikeouts list ... Fanned a season-high 13 batters against Kennesaw State ... Tossed complete-game shutouts against Bryant, Wright State, and Central Arkansas ... Did not allow an earned run in her last 21 innings of work ... Added saves against Maine and IUPU-Indianapolis.

2008: Received All-Great Lakes Valley Conference third team honors ... Completed the season with a 2.33 ERA ... Threw 14 complete games including seven shutouts ... Chalked up 125 strikeouts on the season ... Appeared in 23 games starting in 18.

High School: Two time All-State selection, Two time All-Conference selection, and Southwestern Player of the Year at Boonville High School .... Helped Boonville to 2006 Indiana state softball championship ... Four-year letter winner in softball and a two-year letter winner volleyball and soccer ... National Honor Society Member ... Played club softball for Easton Redline. Major: Business Administration.

 

CAREER STATISTICS
Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO
2008....  2.33  13-4    23  18  14   7/0     0 120.1  112   46   40   35  125
2009....  1.22  17-6    27  23  17   3/3     2 143.0  101   37   25   25  144
2010....  2.93  19-15   35  33  29   6/0     1 217.1  201  113   91   71  196
2011....  2.53  21-17   40  38  33   7/0     0 248.2  218  121   90   70  272
TOTAL...  2.36  70-42  125 112  93  23/3     3 729.1  632  317  246  201  737

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Innings pitched: 9.0, Murray State, Apr 20, 2010 ; Southeast Missouri, Apr 22, 2010
Walks allowed: 7, Northwestern, Mar 23, 2010
Strikeouts: 14, at Morehead State, Mar 27, 2011
Batters faced: 42, Northwestern, Mar 23, 2010
Field chances: 6, at Central Arkansas, Mar 30, 2010
Putouts: 2, Southeast Missouri, Mar 12, 2011 ; Drake, Mar 18, 2009 ; Murray State, Mar 22, 2011
Assists: 6, at Central Arkansas, Mar 30, 2010
Runners CS: 2, Murray State, Apr 20, 2010 ; at Western Kentucky, Mar 08, 2011