VISALIA, Calif. – Georgia College Baseball alum Josh Taylor (2014) continues to impress, working his way through the Arizona Diamondbacks system. The former Bobcat lefty is now a starter for the Visalia Rawhide, a Class A Advanced team in the California League.
Taylor has appeared in 10 games with eight starts this season for the Rawhide, going 1-4 with a 5.47 ERA. His last start was a gem, scattering six hits and a walk for just one run over 6 1/3 innings. Taylor got the win against Rancho Cucamonga, fanning six Quakes.
The former Bobcat played one year at Georgia College after transferring from Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. Taylor started 15 games for the Bobcats in 2014, going 7-4 with a 5.62 ERA and compiling 57 strikeouts over 83 1/3 innings.
In his first start as a Bobcat, Taylor pitched six shutout innings against King University, allowing three hits and notching eight strikeouts. One of his longest outings of the year was an eight-inning performance against Georgia Southwestern State University in which he gave up one earned run on six hits with three strikeouts.
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