Taylor  Hicks
24 Taylor Hicks
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Statham, Ga.

High School:
North Oconee

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 213

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
02/26/1992

Experience:
2L

Bats-Throws:
R-R

UGA Career: 2-2, 3.14 ERA in 25 games, 7 starts, 48.2 IP, 16 BB, 36 K

A 26th round pick of the Detroit Tigers in the 2015 MLB Draft

2015 (Senior):
Appeared in 16 games with 1 start as team went 26-28

*Posted a 0-0 mark, 1.52 ERA in 29.2 innings with nine walks and 23 strikeouts

*Tossed career-high three innings with career-high five strikeouts against Longwood on March 7

*Pitched five solid innings and allowed just one run with two strikeouts against Appalachian State on March 10 but did not get a decision

*Part of combined one-hit shutout of Ga. Tech at Turner Field in front of the largest crowd to see a regular season college baseball game in 2015 as a total of 18,792 saw the Bulldogs blank Tech 6-0 on May 12

*Ended season with an 8.2 scoreless innings streak that covered last six outings

*Graduated with a degree in Sport Management

2014 (Junior): Went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two relief appearances as team went 26-29-1 and advanced to the SEC Tournament

*Pitched a total of 1.0 inning with 2 hits allowed, two walks and one strikeout

*Tossed a scoreless inning in combined shutout of Presbyterian on March 18

*Made a relief appearance versus Savannah State on May 7

*Member of SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2013 (Sophomore): Transferred to Georgia Perimeter and played for the Jaguars and coach Brett Campbell as they went 36-21

*Went 2-3, 5.40 ERA and 1 Save in 11 appearances in helping the Jaguars win the regular season championship of Region 17, also tallied 25 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched

2012 (RS-Freshman):Appeared in seven games with six starts going 2-2 with a 6.00 ERA as team went 31-26

*Tallied 18 innings pitched with 12 strikeouts and five walks

*Earned win in debut, started and pitched four innings in 11-0 victory over Presbyterian on Feb. 19

*Career-long six shutout innings in 3-0 win over Winthrop on Feb. 26

*Scoreless IP streak to start career ended at 11 in loss to Western Illinois on March 4

*Made first career relief appearance on March 27 vs. Clemson (0.2 IP, 1H, 1R)

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2011 (Freshman): Redshirted as team posted a 33-32 mark and advanced to the NCAA Corvallis Regional Final.

High School: A graduate of North Oconee where he played for Dwayne Sapp

*A two-way standout as a pitcher/first baseman for the Titans

*Finished career with school record 24 wins and 26 home runs

*Went 10-2 with a 2.07 ERA and 88 strikeouts and 23 walks as a senior

*Batted .340 with six home runs and 35 RBI as a senior

*Led Titans to a 25-5 record and the second round of the 2010 playoffs

*Posted a 3-4 mark, 3.10 ERA and 58 strikeouts as a junior and hit .400-7-27

*Went 10-2 with a 2.39 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched as a sophomore

*Batted .367 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI as a sophomore

*Helped Titans go 85-34 in his prep career with two Region 8-AA titles, two sweet 16 appearances and one final four four

*Named Cy Young Award winner as team's top pitcher in 2008 and 2010

*An All-State selection as a junior and senior

*Earned All-Northeast Georgia honors in 2009 and 2010

*Played on the national champion 2009 Team Georgia squad

*Selected to the Top 100 by the Georgia Dugout Club as a sophomore and junior

*Selected for the Georgia Dugout Club Senior All-Star game

Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1992

*Son of Kent and Sheila Hicks

*Major: Sport Management

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