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    Taylor Ward
    Taylor Ward

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Indio, Calif.

    High School:
    Shadow Hills HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 185

    Position:
    Catcher

    Bats/Throws:
    R-R

    04/05/2014

    Borst Throws Complete Game Shutout, Downs Rebels 2-0

    Taylor Ward delivered two, two-out RBI singles to secure Mike Batesole's 400th career win as Tim Borst tossed a shutout

    03/19/2014

    Play at the Plate Closes Homestand with Win

    Fresno State executed two perfect relays home Wednesday night, one happened to win the game

    03/08/2014

    'Dogs Drop Game One of Suspended Doubleheader

    Game two was halted after six innings due to darkness after falling 6-2 in the opener

    03/03/2014

    Borst, Ward Sweep MW Weekly Awards

    Fresno State sophomores Taylor Ward and Tim Borst earn Mountain West Player/Pitcher Player of the Week nods following the 'Dogs Sweep of Texas A&M

    03/02/2014

    Walk-Off Win Seals Sweep of No. 18 A&M

    Taylor Ward hits game-winning RBI double to lead Fresno State to 1-0 win in the Sunday's finale against Texas A&M

    03/18/2013

    #DiamondDogs: Fresno State vs. SDSU - Game 1

    3/15/13

    03/05/2013

    #DiamondDogs: Fresno State vs. USC - Game 2

    3/2/13

    02/22/2013

    #DiamondDogs: Fresno State vs. UCSB

    Fresno State vs. UCSB - Feb. 17, 2013

    Last Updated: August 19, 2013

    2013 (FRESHMAN): Made 47 appearances, earning 31 starts ... finished the season with a .195 batting average with 22 hits ... had seven doubles and three home runs ... scored 15 runs and finished with 15 RBIs ... defensively had a .963 fielding percentage in 70 chances ... went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and his first collegiate home run on February 23 against No. 15 Stanford.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Shadow Hills High School, where he helped lead the team to a 20-5 record as a senior ... a two-time first-team De Anza League honoree ... named De Anza League Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... also named first-team All-CIF ... holds school records for batting average, hits, triples, home runs and RBI ... first athlete in school history to receive Division I scholarship ... following his senior season, drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 31st Round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.

    PERSONAL: Born Dec. 14, 1993 in Tipp City, Ohio ... hometown is Indio, Calif. ... parents are Joe and Samantha Ward ... has one brother, Wesley, and one sister, Kyndell ... enjoys baseball and playing video games ... favorite athlete is Mike Napoli because he is a flexible Major League catcher with a strong bat ... biggest athletic thrill is a combination of signing his National Letter of Intent to attend Fresno State, being drafted by Tampa Bay out of high school and hitting a grand slam in the playoffs as a senior in high school ... most admires his parents and brother ... chose to attend Fresno State because it is a great baseball school and the tradition of the program ... also recruited by UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara ... major is undeclared.

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