Taylor Carter

#11 Taylor Carter

HT. 5'7"
YR. Jr.
HOMETOWN Brazil, Ind.

2016 Season (Junior): Carter did a little bit of everything as a junior for the Bucs...Carter was the only player to start all 42 games for ETSU and she hit .323 with nine home runs and 26 RBI...In addition to the home run power, Carter also smacked 13 doubles which was the fourth-most by an ETSU player in program history...Carter also pitched 22 innings for ETSU and compiled a record of 1-1, a 4.77 ERA to go along with two saves...With the victory as a pitcher and her nine home runs in 2016, Carter became the first ETSU softball player to ever have 20 home runs and 20 wins in their career...Carter also earned spots on the Academic All-SoCon Team and the SoCon Honor Roll.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Socon Second team prior to the season...Hit .237 in 42 games and 40 starts for the Bucs...Tied for second on the team with 23 RBI and six home runs...Drove in three runs on three seperate occasions and scored a season-high three runs against UNCG April 25...Had a .988 fielding percentage with just two errors...Led the Bucs with 16 starts in the circle...Tabbed 91 innings and struck out 48 batters...Posted a record of 6-9 and a 4.85 ERA....Tossed eight complete games.

2014 Season (Freshman): Named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-SoCon Second prior to the season...Finished third on the team for batting average (.270)... Emerged as the team's No. 1 starting pitcher, making a team-best 23 starts on the mound, accruing a 3.68 ERA... Walking just 16 battings in 152 innings pitched, she finished second in the nation for fewest walks per seven innings (0.74)... Held opposing batters to a .296 batting average... Tossed a team-best 15 complete games... At the plate, she drove in 29 runs, and finished second on the team with seven homers... Had 12 multi-hit games, second most on the team... Had eight multi-RBI games... Went 3-for-3 at the plate Feb. 23 versus Siena, drawing a walk. belting two doubles and driving in two runs. Drove in three RBI in five different games, a team-best.

Prior to ETSU:  Lettered all four years at Northview High School in Brazil, Ind...Also played on the hardwood for the Knights...Was an All-WIC selection all four seasons in high school...Named team MVP all four years as well...Set school records for the most strikeouts in a season and in a career.

Personal:  Born Feb. 10, 1995... daughter of Shawn and Toni Carter... Majoring in business mangament and marketing.

Career Highs Hitting: Hits: 3, 6x last vs. Furman (April 2, 2016), Runs: 3, 2x last vs. Western Carolina (March 25, 2016), Home Runs: 1, 22x last vs. Chattanooga (May 8, 2016), RBI: 5 vs. Furman (April 2, 2016), SBs: NA. 

Career Highs Pitching: Innings Pitched: 8, 2x last vs. Radford (March 7, 2015), Wins: 20, last against Western Carolina (March 26, 2016), Strikeouts: 6, 3x last vs. Radford (April 1, 2015), Complete Games: 23, last against Chattanooga (March 28, 2015), Shutouts: 4, last against Furman (April 16, 2014).