In line to continue in a middle relief role in his senior season with an occasional starting assignment ... Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska League during the summer of 2013 ... Led the team in appearances with 13 and compiled a 2-2 record and a 4.13 earned run average ... During summer 2012 competed for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League in Wisconsin ... Made 11 appearances including 10 starts, compiling a record of 4-1 with a 4.44 earned run average ... Played for the Quincy (R.I.) Gems in the Prospect League during summer 2011 ... In 11 starts went 8-0 with a 2.58 earned run average and was named team's pitcher of the year ... Selected to the Prospect League West All-Star team ... Hard-throwing right-hander who finished his prep career with a 19-6 record and a 2.35 earned run average.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Made lone start of the year at Santa Clara in a loss on Feb. 26 ... Longest outing was two innings of relief against UC Riverside at home on April 1 ... That had been his last appearance until 1.2 innings of relief work against New Mexico on May 16 ... Season-high two strikeouts in games at UC Irvine on March 12 and vs. New Mexico on May 16 and May 25 ... Got the start in the Mountain West Tournament game vs. New Mexico on May 25, going 3.1 innings, his longest outing of the season.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Moved between the bullpen and starting rotation with seven starts and eight relief appearances ... Had three starts of six innings duration vs. Washington, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State ... No decision in any of those outings ... Season-high six strikeouts in season opener vs. Washington (Feb. 17) ... Recorded a save vs. Air Force on March 31 when he tossed the final 3.2 innings, allowing no runs on two hits with a strikeout and no walks ... Did not allow a home run over his 45 innings during the season ... Named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (gpa of 3.5 or better) ... Also earned Mountain West all-Academic Team recognition.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Made starts in his first three appearances followed by nine relief stints prior to a start at UNLV late in the season ... Was named the Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week for his performance in that game against UNLV on May 21 ... Went 8.0 innings allowing no runs on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts ... Opened his collegiate career with an impressive start vs. Winthrop in the third game of the season ... Retired the first 15 batters he faced in that contest with only two hit balls leaving the infield (both fly outs to center field) ... He recorded the win with six full innings of work allowing the one run and one hit while striking out three and walking three ... Had his best performance since the opening weekend of the season with a stellar relief effort against Cal State Northridge on May 10 ... He entered the game in the second inning with two men on and no outs and went on to toss the next 7.2 innings, allowing a run on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts ... The seven K's against Northridge marked his season high.
A three-time varsity letter earner at El Toro High School in El Toro, Calif. ... Coached there by Mike Gonzales ... Led the Chargers to three straight Sea View League titles from 2008-10 ... Finished his senior season at 11-2 with one save and a 2.00 earned run average ... Had nine complete games including five shutouts ... Struck out 95 batters while only issuing 18 walks over 94.2 innings ... Held opponents to just a .183 batting average ... An honorable mention All-America selection in 2010... Was also named first-team all-Sea View League, first-team all-Orange County, first-team all-CIF, and second-team all-state ... As a junior went 3-3 with a save along with a 2.91 earned run average ... Recorded 46 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 43.1 innings pitched ... A second-team all-Sea View selection in 2009 ... Won the CIF Division II championship with El Toro as a sophomore in 2008 ... That season compiled a mark of 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA.
Taylor Joseph Kendzora was born on March 30, 1992 in Dunedin, Fla. ... Son of Frank Kendzora and Maryann Mackey ... Plans to have a career teaching abroad ... Enjoys playing guitar in his free time ... Also recruited by UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC San Diego and Duke ... A linguistics major at San Diego State with an interest in a career teaching abroad.