Born December 16, 1979 in Palo Alto, Calif. ... mother is Diane and father is Ward ... has an older brother, Travis ... member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity ... majoring in political science.
2001 (Junior) -- A tall lefty with good velocity, could be counted on in a number of roles … may compete for a spot in the starting rotation or could relieve … six career saves are already seventh most in UW history … 2000 (Sophomore) -- Filled a variety of roles on the pitching staff, serving as the Huskies’ most oft-used closer and starting four times as well … ranked third in the Pac-10 with six saves, the sixth-highest total in UW history … notched two saves each vs. Gonzaga and Washington State and one each vs. California and Lewis-Clark State … earned his first victory vs. Northern Iowa with three and one-third innings of no-hit pitching … fanned five and in that appearance … also had a victory late in the year with a five and one-third inning start vs. WSU … earned the two Gonzaga saves on consecutive days, fanning two in one and two-thirds the first day and four in two innings the next … started and picked up a win in one of the Huskies’ games in Cuba last fall ... 1999 (Freshman) -- After seeing limited action early in the year, closed out 1999 as one of the staff’s top pitchers ... ERA of 3.81 was best among Huskies with 10 or more innings ... 13 relief appearances and one start ... three saves were second on the team and seventh in the Pac-10 ... had a 2.61 ERA over his last 11 appearances ... lone start was the final weekend vs. WSU ... allowed three runs in 6.1 innings, but got no decision ... struck out six in a three-inning relief appearance at Oregon State ... was very strong vs. ASU on May 7, allowing only one hit and one run while fanning six in four innings ... earned saves vs. CS Northridge, WSU and USC ... got a win vs. Portland, working 1.2 scoreless innings ... starred for Grand Forks (N.D.) in the Northwoods League over the summer ... pitched in the all-star game, was named all-league and was fourth in the league with his 2.43 ERA.
Newport High School
Earned four letters under coach Brian Fischer ... teamed with current UW teammate Marc Rittenhouse to win the state title in 1997 ... threw a four-hit shutout to beat Kennewick in the state tourney ... all-league as a junior and honorable mention as a senior, when he was injured for much of the year ... drafted by Minnesota in the 43rd round of the 1998 draft ... helped team to the regionals as a senior ... earned two golf letters ... senior class president and member of the National Honor Society ... had a 3.59 GPA.
TAYLOR GRANT’S CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS:
Year ERA W-L G/GS CG ShO Sv IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR 1999 3.81 1-1 14/1 0 0 3 28.1 30 12 12 12 29 4 0 1 2000 8.86 2-6 20/4 0 0 6 43.2 73 56 43 37 33 10 3 4 Totals 6.12 3-7 34/5 0 0 9 72.0 103 68 55 49 62 14 3 5