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Freshman Dees throws five shutout innings in first career Big Ten start
Nittany Lions respond to early set back with evening win
Senior Day set for Saturday
Nittany Lions host final Big Ten series of the year
Nittany Lions open home stretch
Season: Led team with 26 appearances ... Struck out 35 batters in 32 innings pitched. At Pacific (3/4, 3/6): Pitched a total of one perfect inning in the series while appearing twice out of the bullpen ... Struck out a batter in each appearance. At Sacramento State (3/11): Threw 1 1/3 innings in relief, allowing no base runners. Columbia (3/24-25): Made two appearances out of the bullpen in the series, totaling three innings pitched, allowing only one hit and striking out five. Cornell (3/29): Pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief, allowing just one hit and striking out two. Ohio State (4/8-9): Faced two batters across two appearances and struck out both. Bucknell (4/12): Struck out a season-high five batters in 3 1/3 inning save, yielding just one run on two hits and a walk. At/Vs. West Virginia (5/9-10): Made a relief appearance in both games, totaling 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two. Summer: Pitched for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League ... Posted a 2.38 ERA with eight strikeouts over six appearances and 11 1/3 innings.
Awards: Big Ten Players to Watch. Season: Ranked second on the team with 47 strikeouts and 67 2/3 innings pitched … Posted a 4.79 ERA over 12 starts and two relief appearances … Had three runs or less of run support in eight of 10 starts. Vs. Monmouth (2/19): Was the opening day starter and allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts. At UNCW (3/5): Struck out a career-high 11 over a career-high 7 1/3 innings pitched. Vs. New York Tech (3/11): Earned his first win of the season, pitching six innings with five strikeouts and only yielding four hits, two walks and an unearned run. Purdue (4/1): Pitched 6 1/3 innings, surrendering one run and striking out four. At Nebraska (5/14): Threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts in his first relief appearance of the season. Iowa (5/20): Pitched five innings in long relief, giving up no runs and striking out five to earn the win. Summer: Struck out 17 and posted a 3.19 ERA and 3-1 record in the Cape Cod League with more than 31 innings pitched in 10 appearances.
2015 CUBA TRIP
Tabbed as starter for Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament opener at Industriales … Allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Season: Ranked second on the team with 41 strikeouts and led the team in the category in Big Ten play with 23 … Tied for the team lead with 13 starts and ranked second with 57 2/3 innings pitched … Member of weekend rotation and posted a 1-4 record. Central Connecticut State (3/29): Earned first win, holding CCSU to one hit, two walks and an unearned run over seven innings while striking out a season-high eight batters … Did not yield hit in first 5 1/3 innings. No. 8 Illinois (4/25): Matched season high of seven innings, holding the Illini to one run on six hits with three strikeouts … Game would go 15 innings. At Purdue (5/16): Held to one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Lettered three years at Keystone Oaks under head coach Scott Crimone ... Named a team captain as a senior ... Earned first-team all-league and first-team all-district honors as a senior ... Recognized as team MVP in 2014 ... Hit .476 with 12 RBIs and 20 runs scored in his final season ... Pitched 43 innings as a senior, holding a 1.48 ERA and striking out 84 ... Helped his team win the 2013 sectional championship and reach the PIAA state semifinals ... Played summer ball for the Steel City Wildcats and fall ball with the Allegheny Pirates Scout Team ... Won the 2013 WPEBL Championship with the Wildcats ... Also played basketball and golf ... Was on the high honor roll two years and graduated with academic honors.
Full name is Taylor Fredrick Lehman ... Born on December 30, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Colleen and Drew Lehman ... Has two younger sisters, Katie and Alicia ... Majoring in agricultural business management.