14 - Taylor Stroud|
|Hometown:||Santa Rosa, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Montgomery HS|
An honorable mention all-PCSC Coastal Division selection after putting together one of the more impressive freshman pitching campaigns in Sacramento State history…posted an 8-11 record with a 2.52 ERA…led the Hornets in appearances (25), starts (17), complete games (12), shutouts (4), innings (130.2), opponents batting average (.248) and strikeouts (67)…among PCSC Coastal Division leaders, she ranked second in opponents batting average, third in innings, and fifth in both wins and ERA…walked just one batter every 4.2 innings, and her no-hitter against San Diego on April 9 was the first by a Hornet pitcher since 2006…among her four shutouts included a three-hitter against Pacific and two-hitters against both Loyola Marymount and Utah State…also had a relief appearance against ninth-ranked Cal where she allowed two hits and no runs in five innings…against PCSC competition, she went 4-5 with a 2.56 ERA while allowing opponents a .249 batting average…named PCSC Player of the Week on two occasions (Feb. 14, March 14).
A 2010 graduate of Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, Calif…starting pitcher for the varsity squad all four years with the Vikings…put together a remarkable career that saw her rack up the following awards: two-time all-state, three-time all-West Region, three-time first team all-Empire, four-time first team all-North Bay League and four-time team MVP…during her final two seasons, she combined to go 35-4 with a 0.35 ERA, 33 complete games, 16 shutouts, 338 strikeouts, 37 walks, 259 innings and a .140 opponents batting average…as a senior, she was second team all-state, second team all-West Region, first team all-Empire, The Press Democrat Athlete of the Year and first team all-league after going 16-2 with a 0.49 ERA while throwing two no-hitters, striking out 164 batters and walking just 19 in 120 innings…as a junior, she was named first team all-state, North Bay League MVP and The Press Democrat’s Empire Player of the Year after going 19-2 with a section-best 0.25 ERA, including two no-hitters, 174 strikeouts,18 walks and a .137 opponents batting average in 139 innings…threw 85 straight scoreless innings to begin her junior year…allowed just eight earned runs in 2010, and five earned runs in 2009…named the North Bay League’s Freshman of the Year in 2007 and led the league with a 0.78 ERA as a sophomore…offensively, she batted at least .362 all four years…Montgomery combined for an 89-20 overall record, a 44-7 league mark and two league championships during her four seasons…a four-time scholar-athlete award winner.
Born Feb. 15, 1992…parents are Rod and Denise Stroud…an undeclared major…played for the San Jose Lady Sharks 18-under gold team in 2009-10 after playing three years for the San Jose Strikkers (2006-08).