Softball

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Taylor Watkins

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Bonney Lake

Height:
5-9

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/R

Taylor Watkins

04/13/2014

Buckeyes' Late Rally Falls Short vs. Purdue

Ohio State falls 5-4 despite a pinch-hit home run by Leesa Gresham

04/12/2014

Prantl, Watkins Power Ohio State over Purdue, 8-0

Duo combines to go 6-for-7 with three RBI and four runs scored

04/11/2014

Ohio State Drops 1-0 Decision to Purdue

Buckeyes and Boilermakers play second game of three-game series tomorrow

04/09/2014

Ohio State Sweeps Doubleheader From Ohio In Dramatic Fashion

Evelyn Carrillo hit a two-out, game-tying grand slam in the second game

04/05/2014

Ohio State Drops Hard-Fought Contest to No. 5 Michigan, 1-0

O'Reilly limits Wolverine offense to just five hits

2013 (Sophomore Season): Started all 56 games ... Second Team NFCA All-Midwest Region selection ... led the team in slugging percentage (.534), total bases (95), RBI (38) and stolen bases (17) ... was second on the team in batting average (.337), hits (60), walks (32) and home runs (seven) ... had 17 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI games ... hit .449 with runners in scoring position (22-of-49) and .409 (18-of-44) with two outs ... finished 12th in the Big Ten in stolen bases ... went 3-for-4 with a season-high four RBI in an 8-2 win against Indiana (March 23) ... drove in four runs against Winthrop (Feb. 9) ... went 3-for-5 with three doubles against Minnesota (April 28) ... hit safely in 38 of the team's 56 games ... had three stolen bases to go along with two hits and three RBI against Maryland (March 9).

2012 (Freshman Season): Played and started in 52 games ... had the second-highest batting average on the team with an average of .343 ... had 62 hits on 181 at-bats, both team-highs ... scored 37 runs, third-most on the team ... had 23 RBI, fifth-most on the team ... earned six doubles ... hit a home run vs. Wright State (March 28), first home run of career ... had 17 games with multi-hits ... posted a 15-game hitting streak (March 16-April 4) ... slugged a .392 percentage ... had the third-highest on base percentage at .397 ... had 71 total bases, second-most on the team, including a career-high four bases vs. Tennessee State (March 16) and vs. Wright State (March 28) ... slugged a .392 percentage ... was selected as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Two-time MVP for the SPSL league champions at Bonney Lake High ... team captain for Coach Andrew Sage ... conference most valuable player ... two-time state champions in softball ... also the volleyball team captain.

Personal: An animal sciences major with plans of attending veterinary school after graduation ... daughter of Suzie and Bill Watkins ... has two older sisters, Ashlee and Cassidy ... enjoys hiking and horseback riding.

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