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Four-year baseball student-athlete at Penn Manor High School under head coach Jim Zander ... Ranked in Prep Baseball Report top 12 in Pennsylvania and the No. 1 left-handed pitcher ... Perfect Game Top 500 and two-time All-America honorable mention ... Three-time first-team All-Lancaster-Lebanon League pick ... Set Penn Manor record for wins with a 21-4 career record ... Boasted ERA’s under 1.00 in each of last three seasons ... Captained team to Lancaster Lebanon League Section One Championship as a senior ... 2017 Max Preps No. 2 pitcher in Pennsylvania for strikeouts with 114 ... Threw a one-hit, complete-game shutout in league playoffs, complete-game three-hitter in district playoffs and a complete game four hitter in a district legion championship game during sophomore year ... Played for the Baltimore Redbirds of the Cal Ripken League in summer of 2017 with an ERA of 0.93 in 9 2/3 innings and one start ... Played travel ball for the Mid-Atlantic Rookies ... Named to the all-tournament team at the WWBA Underclass Championship in 2015 ... Named to the all-tournament team for the WWBA World Championship (Jupiter) in 2015 and 2016 (only player from Pa. to do so) ... Also was a two-year member of the Penn Manor basketball team ... Participated in student council, varsity club, Spring Fling crew and Mini-THON Committee ... Graduated in top third of class.
Full name is Jeffrey Daniel Taylor ... Born on September 11, 1998 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Dan and Cherie Taylor ... Has an older brother, Jim ... Intends to major in recreation, park, and tourism management ... Hobbies include music and basketball ... Aspires to go into the medical field after baseball career ends.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of its excellent academic reputation and to play baseball at the highest level, all while staying in Pennsylvania.”
Coach Cooper: "Another young man who has an extremely bright future ahead of him. He is super competitive and has the ability to be an impact pitcher as a freshman. We feel honored to have Jeff in our program."