KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Caledonia high school alum and Central Michigan redshirtfreshman pitcher Andrew Taylor is having a standout season for the Chippewas on the mound.
In game one of Saturday's doubleheader against Western Michigan, Taylor threw six shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven Broncos.
His ERA now drops to 1.45 this season, a team-high and one of the best in the entire country.
Baseball America has also named Taylor to their national Freshman of the Year watch list.
Caledonia HS alum & @CMUBaseball RS freshman Andrew Taylor leads the team in WHIP (0.94), ERA (1.58), Wins (8), Opp. BA (.191)— Zach Harig (@FOX17Zach) May 14, 2021
"He's been an absolute backbone of this pitching staff." ~ Jordan Bischel
Taylor gets the start on Saturday in Game 2 of a four game series at WMU. ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/MKT50uyWq1
The Chippewas would win game one, 11-0 behind Taylor's efforts before a 10-3 loss to Western Michigan in the night cap.
The fourth and final game of the series will take place on Sunday at 1:00 PM in Kalamazoo.