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#27 Taylar Pridgen
Position: Catcher/Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Trinity, N.C.
High School: Wheatmore H.S.
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Pridgen Photos
Taylar Pridgen Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 09/12/2011

2013: Played in 41 games for GWU on the season, starting 39 on the season … Saw time at both designated player and behind the plate for the Runnin’ Bulldogs … Second on the team with eight stolen bases on the season … Was third on the team with a .320 batting average on the season, which ranks 17th overall in GWU’s Division I single-season history … Fourth on the team with a .371 on-base percentage and 17 runs scored … Also fifth on the team with a .330 slugging percentage and 31 hits on the year … Recorded seven walks on the season … Posted nine multi-hit games for the year … Registered a season-high five game hitting streak twice on the season … Tallied a .975 fielding percentage for the season … Threw out nine would be base stealers on the year … Hit .352 in Big South Conference play on the season, which ranked 20th overall … Went 1-3 in the season opening loss to Furman … Was 2-3 with two runs scored in the 4-2 win at UNC Wilmington in the Seahawk Classic … Was 1-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in the 3-0 win over Southern University at the War Eagle Classic … Went 1-4 in the 7-3 game one loss at Charlotte … Was 2-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the 6-5 loss at Campbell …  Was a combined 2-6 in the three-game series at Longwood … Went 1-4 with a run scored in the home loss to Presbyterian … Was 1-3 in the 3-2 home win over Coastal Carolina … Went a combined 4-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, two stolen bases and two sacrifice bunts in the doubleheader sweep at Presbyterian … Was a combined 4-9 with two runs scored and a stolen base in the three-game series at Liberty … Also went 3-5 at the plate with two runs scored and three stolen bases in the twin tilt sweep at North Carolina A&T … Was a combined 5-8 with an RBI and two runs scored in the three-game home series against Radford … Was 3-3 with a double and a run scored in GWU’s 4-3 loss to No. 2 Campbell in the first round of the 2013 Big South Softball Championship Tournament … Went 1-2 at the plate in the 4-2 loss to No. 3 Longwood at the 2013 Big South Softball Conference Tournament … Also accounted for a run in the 9-5 win versus Morehead State and in both the 10-2 game two loss at Charlotte and the 11-3 game two loss at Campbell ... Earned a spot on the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2012: Played in 30 games for GWU on the year, starting three as a true freshman ... Saw time at designated player and in the outfield ... Made her first career start in the outfield at South Carolina State ... Was tied for the team lead with seven stolen bases on the season ... Hit .231 on the season in limited action, recording 13 at bats on the year ... Posted three hits and three total bases ... Recorded 12 runs on the year ... Had a 1.000 fielding percentage on the season ... Scored a run as a pinch runner in nine different contests on the season ... Scored two runs and recorded a stolen base in the doubleheader sweep of Morgan State ... Scored a run and picked up a stolen base as a pinch runner in the 5-1 win over North Carolina A&T ... Recorded her first career hit with a single, as she was 1-3 with a run and a stolen base in GWU's 9-0 win over South Carolina State ... Was 2-4 at the plate with a run scored in GWU's 10-5 win at home over UNC Greensboro ... Scored a run as a pinch runner in GWU's 5-4 win at Coastal Carolina ... Swiped a bag in GWU's 8-0 win over Campbell and in the 3-1 extra-inning win over Charleston Southern ... Scored a run in the 5-2 come from behind win at Winthrop ... Recorded a run and a stolen base in both the 11-9 win over No. 7 Presbyterian and the 6-2 win over No. 3 Charleston Southern at the 2012 Big South Softball Championship Tournament ... Earned a spot on the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

High School: Played at Wheatmore High School in Trinity, N.C. ... Four-year letterwinner ... Named to the All-State, All-County and All-Conference Teams as a senior ... Conference Player of the Year Award winner her senior year ... Awarded the Coaches' Award after her senior season ... Was tabbed All-District, All-State, All-County and the team's best offensive player her junior year ... Hit .507 with a .558 on-base percentage and a .680 slugging percentage her senior year ... Totaled 40 runs and posted 16 RBIs to go with 19 stolen bases as a senior ... Posted a .512 batting average and swiped nine bases as a junior ... Also a member of the Team TFS club team under head coach Robert Powell, where in 2009 she recorded a .496 batting average and 23 stolen bases.

Personal: Taylar Patricia Pridgen was born on April 14, 1993 in High Point, N.C. ... Daughter of Ed and Jennifer Pridgen ... Majoring in Exercise Science.


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