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8 Tayler Shimizu
As a Senior:
Has played in 24 games, starting 23...recorded her first three hit game and first career triple, going 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBI versus Mississippi Valley State (3/7)...went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run, an RBI and a stolen base in game one against Austin Peay; followed up with a 2-for-4 game with a run, while driving in another in the back end of the twin bill (3/21)...notched a run, a double and two RBI versus Alabama State (3/8)...went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI at Alabama A&M (2/13)...finished 2-for-4 with a run and two runs batted in versus Memphis (2/8)

As a Junior:
Started 51 games, playing in 54… batted .169 in 118 at bats with 13 runs scored… accumulated 14 walks and was hit by pitch four times for a .279 on base percentage… collected a career high three RBI in the Tiger Invitational championship game with Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/9)… named to Tiger Invitational All-Tournament team as she led the Tigers with a .462 average (6-for-13), five runs, a double, three RBI, three walks, two stolen bases and a hit by pitch… notched first extra base hit of her career with a double against UAPB (3/9)


As a Sophomore:
Shimizu started 20 games and played in 27 while batting .160 (8-for-50)… had an RBI single to force extra innings at Auburn (2/15)… used a sacrifice fly to drive in the game tying run versus Hampton (3/3) and dropped a sacrifice bunt to bring home the game winning run… delivered a pinch-hit single and scored in game two with Tennessee Tech (4/28)

As a Freshman:
Played in 37 games, with 33 starts during her first season at TSU ... had a pair of RBI's vs. Jackson State (2/24) ... picked up a RBI during games vs. Northwestern State (2/25), Alabama State (3/14), at Belmont (4/18), and vs. Alabama A&M (5/2)

At H.P. Baldwin HS:
Helped guide team to Maui Interscholastic League Championships as a freshman, sophomore and junior... Selected first team All-MIL as a junior and senior, second team as a sophomore... Named team MVP as a senior with a .380 batting average... Graduated Cum Lade and honored as an Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. sports spotlight scholar athlete
Personal:
Tayler Kimie Shimizu... Born in Wailuku, Hawaii... Daughter of Wesley and Kara... has two sisters, Kaylee, 14, and Payten, 7... Major Elementary Education... Birthday August 8
Position: UT
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Wailuku, Hawai'i
High School: Baldwin HS
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