Taylore was a star coming out of high school, as the nation's 6th ranked catcher and 38th ranked overall prospect out of high school. She was an outstanding player on great teams at the University of Florida. The Gators were four time Regional Champions and two time Women's College World Series winners during her time there. She finished her career at Florida ranking in the Top Ten in home runs (36), grand slams (8) and HBP (49), while playing catcher, 3rd base and left field.
She was selected 34th overall in the 6th round of the 2016 NPF Draft by the ScrapYard Dawgs. Ironically, she made her pro debut in Rosemont. Overall, she started 40 games, hitting .202 with 5 home runs,11 rbi's and 15 runs scored, while throwing out 32% of baserunners.
Taylore was traded to the Bandits with Emily Crane in a trade which sent Taylor Edwards and Brittany Cervantes to the Dawgs. While we were sad to see those players leave, we welcome Taylore and Emily to Bandit Nation!
In the interview below, I talked to Taylore about her impressive collegiate resume, the differences in playing professional softball and other fun topics. We also got serious and talked about #TeamHeather, a sad, but inspiring story going back to her time at Florida and continuing today.
It was a pleasure meeting Taylore, like it has been a pleasure covering the Bandits over the last four seasons. I really hope my enthusiasm spreads to you all. For more info on this great team, check out ChicagoBandits.com. For more interviews, check out our Johngy's Beat Chicago Bandits playlist on YouTube. For more fun, go to a game!
I thank the Chicago Bandits for their continued hospitality over the last four seasons. I also thank Taylore for her time and consideration.