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Taylor Turski

Position LHP
Height 5'9''
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Temecula, Calif.
High School Temecula Valley
B/T Jr./TR

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Fall 2016 Athletic Director’s &  Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls

2018, Senior season
Started 15 of the 16 games he played in with one relief appearance … Pitched 77 and 2/3 innings with two wins, nine losses and 81 strikeouts … Made season debut against Murray State (2/17) where he matched a career high in strikeouts (9) … Tied career high in strikeouts (9) in seven innings pitched against Texas Southern (3/3) … Picked up first win of the season in five and 1/3 innings pitched against then-No. 20 St. John’s (3/10) … Career-high eight innings pitched against Morehead State (3/30) … Tied personal-best nine strikeouts at Cincinnati (4/29) … Earned victory with six innings of one-run ball against West Virginia (5/6) … Made first-career relief appearance against Texas (5/23).

2017, Junior season
Awarded All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Fall 2016 Athletic Director’s & big 12 Commissioner’s honor Roll … Started in all 13 games in which he appeared in … Pitched 74 and 1/3 innings, allowing 29 earned runs and posting the team’s best individual ERA at 3.51 … Team-best opposing batting average (.217) … Made first Division I start opening weekend against then-No. 16 Virginia (2/19) … Struck out six batters at then-No. 23 Stanford (2/26) … Topped his then-career high in strikeouts with seven against Northwestern State (3/5) … Pitched five shutout innings against Houston Baptist (3/10) … Struck out a career-high nine batters in a then-personal-best six and 1/3 innings at then-No. 3 TCU (3/18) … Picked up first conference win against Texas (4/1) after six scoreless innings on the hill … Career-high seven innings pitched against Baylor (4/28) … Tossed six and 1/3 innings against No. 6 TCU in the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship where he struck out eight Horned Frogs without surrendering a walk.

Palomar CC
Pitched two years at Palomar Junior College … Appeared in 27 games for the Comets … Started 20 contests on the mound … Earned First Team All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference honors in consecutive seasons … Turned in a stellar freshman campaign with a perfect 8-0 record and an opponent batting average of .191 and 59 strikeouts compared to 15 walks … Named First Team All-Southern California and Second Team All-State as a freshman in large part to a 1.03 ERA in 79 innings of work … Turned in a 4-1 record and a 2.80 ERA in 14 appearances in 2016 … Opponents managed a .170 batting average over his 54.2 innings on the hill.

Temecula Valley HS
Won four baseball letters for head coach Tony Nobiensky … Named first team all-conference and second team all-state as a sophomore … Missed his entire junior year due to injury … Earned a second team all-conference nod as a senior after playing in five games.

Born in Riverside, California … Son of Tony and Heather Turski … Has one sister, Chrisann … Majoring in liberal arts and sciences … Opened his own artificial grass company at the age of 20 … Post-graduation ambitions include playing professional baseball or being a psychologist or entrepreneur.