Taylor Cragin
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Taylor Cragin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Friendswood, Texas

High School:
Friendswood High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
RHP

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R


Career Highlights:
• Earned second-team all-conference accolades as a senior.
• Combined with three other pitchers to toss the ninth no-hitter in school history on April 10, 2009 at UT Pan American.
• Had a career-year as a senior in 17 appearances.
• Was 5-0 on the year in a career-high 57.2 innings pitched.
• Totaled a career-high 37 strikeouts.
• Posted a career ERA of 2.79 in 58 appearances.
• Tallied four saves (vs. Air Force 4/7/06; @ Utah 5/6/07; @ UT Arlington 4/30/08; vs. UT Pan American 5/12/08).
• Combined on three shutouts (vs. Air Force 3/16/07; vs. Prairie View A&M 3/12/08; @ UT Pan American 4/10/09).
• Was a combined 8-0 (2-0 in 2007, 1-0 in 2008 and 5-0 in 2009).
• Racked up 84 strikeouts in 119.1 career innings pitched.
• Held opponents scoreless in 36 of his 58 appearances.
• TCU was 38-20 in games he pitched over the course of his career.
• Only allowed 18-of -42 inherited runners to scored.
• In 2008, allowed runs in only two of his 14 appearances.
• Closed out the campaign without allowing a run in his last nine appearances spanning 14.1 innings to post an ERA of 1.61.
• Made 18 appearances in conference play and notched a 3-0 record and two saves.
• Posted a 3.89 ERA in league play over the course of his career.
• Graduated with a business degree.

2008 (Junior):
• One of the top relievers on the team, posting the staff's lowest ERA at 1.61.
• Went 1-0 on the season with two saves in 14 appearances.
• Fanned 14 batters while walking just three in 22 1/3 innings pitched.
• Held opponents scoreless in 12 of his 14 outings.
• TCU was 11-3 overall in games that he pitched.
• Was touched for three runs in his first appearance of the season against Pepperdine on March 1.
• Followed that outing with nine straight scoreless appearances, lowering his ERA to 1.84.
• Scoreless streak spanned 14 1/3 innings in which he racked up 13 strikeouts and allowed 10 hits.
• Earned his first save of the season on April 30 at UT-Arlington with a scoreless inning pitched.
• Tossed three scoreless innings against UT-Pan American on May 11.
• Picked up a two-inning save against the Broncs on May 12, surrendering two hits and striking out two.
• Streak came to an end at New Mexico on May 16 in which he allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work.
• Finished the season with three scoreless outings spanning 6 2/3 innings.
• Was instrumental as the Frogs staved off elimination in the MWC Tournament with 5 1/3 scoreless innings against New Mexico on May 23.
• Earned his lone win of the season in that contest.

2007 (Sophomore):
• Put together an impressive sophomore campaign with the third-best ERA on the squad at 2.42.
• Totaled 13 appearances and was 2-0 with a save.
• Surrendered 21 hits in 22 1/3 innings pitched with 21 strikeouts and just eight walks.
• First appearance of the season was a one-inning stint against Vermont on March 2 in which he struck out the side.
• Did not allow a run in his first three outings before being touched for a run in four of his five outings.
• Put together the most impressive streak of his career, holding opponents scoreless over three appearances spanning seven innings.
• Earned his lone save of the season with a one-inning scoreless stint at Utah on May 6.
• Best performance of the season was a 5 1/3 innings outing against UT-Arlington on May 19 in which he surrendered just three singles and struck out two.
• Earned his first career victory in that contest.
• Was instrumental in the Frogs' come-from-behind victory against Baylor in the NCAA Houston Regional, earning the win.
• Tossed four innings of three-hit, one run ball with four strikeouts.
• TCU was 11-2 in contests that he pitched.

2006 (Freshman):
• Finished with a 5.82 ERA in 14 appearances.
• Tallied 12 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched.
• Held opponents scoreless in seven of his 14 appearances.
• Made collegiate debut on Feb. 14 against Texas State, tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings with a strikeout.
• Didn't allow an earned run in his first four outings, spanning three innings.
• Tossed four solid innings against Air Force (April 7) to earn his first career save.
• Didn't allow a run in his next three appearances, spanning three innings.
• Pitched 2 2/3 solid innings against Wichita State (June 3) at the NCAA Regionals in final appearance of the season.

Friendswood High School:
• Name all-district as a junior and senior.
• Honored as the team MVP following his junior campaign.
• Was the 2005 Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year at Friendswood.
• Led his squad in wins as a senior.

Personal:
• Parents are Michael and Joyce.
• Has two younger brothers, Connor and Garrett.

Career Highs:
Innings: 5.1 vs. UT-Arlington 5/15/07
vs. New Mexico 5/23/08
Long Relief: 5.1 vs. UT-Arlington 5/15/07
vs. New Mexico 5/23/08
Hits: 5, twice
vs. Wichita State 6/3/06
vs. New Mexico 5/23/08
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Air Force 4/7/06
Runs Allowed: 5 @ New Mexico 5/19/06
ER Allowed: 4 @ New Mexico 5/19/06

Career Numbers:
Held opponents scoreless in 26 on his 41 appearances


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