Eric Lopez interviews USSSA Pride pitcher Jordan Taylor about the upcoming USSSA Pride 2016 season which will get underway on June 10th against the Scrapeyard Dawgs. Taylor enters her 5th season in the NPF with the Pride. Taylor was drafted to the USSSA Pride with the 3rd pick in the 3rd round of the 2011 NPF College Draft out of Michigan.
Taylor was part of the Pride’s NPF Championship teams in 2013 and 2014. Taylor talks about becoming the Pride’s Closer last season leading the NPF with 11 saves and finishing 2nd in the NPF in ERA with 0.51 ERA which help earn all-NPF Honors.
Among the topics Jordan Taylor discusses in the Interview include
- Whats it like with Pride without Cat Osterman who retired after last season
- How will the pitching staff look without Osterman?
- Outlook of the young players on Pride roster
- What it was like watching Michigan-Missouri with her teammate former Missouri All-American Chelsea Thomas.
- What will be the key to Pride’s success in 2016?
- Taylor reflected on her Michigan career and talk about Michigan program.
- Taylor reflects on her Freshman season playing at UCF
- What her future after Softball player career is done?
Below are some of Jordan Taylor accomplishments during her career at Michigan
- Three-Time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Finalist
- Three-time NFCA All-American (2008,2010,2011)
- Part of Michigan’s 2009 Women College World Series Team
- 2010 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year
- 2008 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
- Three-Time All-Big Ten Conference 1st Team (2008, 2010, 2011)
- Michigan career record holder in Games appeared (162)
- Michigan career record holder in starts (124)
- Michigan career record holder in Innings Pitch (853.2)
- Michigan Career wins record holder (107)
- Michigan Career leader in Strikeouts (1,220)
- Michigan Career leader in Saves (17)
- Michigan Career leader in No-Hitters (8)