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KHS Grad Taylor pitching for Big 12 Tech Red Raiders

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Nationally ranked #25 Texas Tech Red Raiders took a Big 12 series from #24 TCU Horned Frogs this weekend. The Red Raiders (19-7, 3-3) were helped by the relief pitching of Junior Corey Taylor, 2010 graduate of Kennedale High School.
 
Corey pitched three scoreless innings in Sunday?s 12-2 win, marking his fifth scoreless outing this season (9th career). He retired the first seven batters he faced in order. {{more}}
 
Taylor has pitched multiple innings in 6-of-7 appearances this season (16th career). Tech is 7-0 during his seven outings this season. He lowered his season ERA to 0.92 in 19.2 innings pitched this season.
 
A three-year varsity letter winner at Kennedale High School for head coach Jet Teague played on the state championship team in 2010 and as a senior posted a 1.32 ERA in 60 innings and tallied a .405 batting average. He earned first team all-state, 3A Player of the Year and was named the district most valuable player. Corey also lettered three years in basketball and two years in football where he received first team all-area in football in 2010.
 
Corey played his freshman year at Cisco Junior College and went 11-1 with a 1.39 ERA in 14 appearances (12 starts) with 78 innings, 70 hits allowed, 12 earned runs allowed and struck out 48 batters with 17 walks allowed… also batted .385 (10-for-26). That year playing with two other Kennedale players, Hayden Elrod and Cameron Massengill, Cisco won its first-ever NJCAA Region V championship and first appearance at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. with an overall record of 45-14. He was also named an honorable mention All-American, NJCAA All-Region V and North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference All-Conference.
 
Taylor is the son of Jake and Molly Taylor and has two brothers, Josh and Jared. His father, Jake, played football at Texas Southern. Corey is an education major at Texas Tech.

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