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Londell Taylor will play football for Oklahoma

November 3, 2010

Londell Taylor

According to TulsaWorld.com, former Connecticut Tiger Londell Taylor has verbally committed to play football for the University of Oklahoma.

Taylor signed a letter of intent to play football at Oklahoma as a senior in high school in 2007, but he opted to pursue a baseball career instead after the Tigers selected him in the 13th round of the 2007 draft.

Taylor was released by the Tigers this fall.  He batted .159 and slugged .264 in four seasons of minor league baseball.

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Four former CT Tigers released

October 14, 2010

TigsTown.com’s Mark Anderson is reporting that the Tigers have released former Connecticut Tigers Tyson Kendrick, Chris Sedon, Chao-Ting Tang and Londell Taylor.

Connecticut Tigers offensive statistical leaders

September 7, 2010

Batting Average

1. Julio Rodriguez- .270
2. P.J. Polk- .267
3. Ryan Enos- .265

On-Base Percentage

1. P.J. Polk- .343
2. Josh Ashenbrenner- .327
3. Ryan Enos- .323

Slugging Percentage

1. Ryan Enos- .378
2. Julio Rodriguez- .360
3. P.J. Polk- .356

OPS

1. Ryan Enos- .701
2. P.J. Polk- .699
3. Julio Rodriguez- .677

Home Runs

1. Ryan Enos- 4
2. James Robbins- 3
2. Londell Taylor- 3

Runs Batted In

1. James Robbins- 37
2. Ryan Enos- 31
3. Alexander Nunez- 27

Stolen Bases

1. P.J. Polk- 29
2. Ryan Enos- 16
3. Alexander Nunez- 14

Isolated Power

1. Ryan Enos- .113
2. Alexander Nunez- .105
3. James Robbins- .100

Mendoza helps Tigers snap skid

July 15, 2010

Connecticut Tigers starting pitcher Clemente Mendoza entered Thursday’s game against the State College Spikes with a 1-3 record and a 7.88 ERA, disappointing numbers for a player who had led the Oneonta Tigers in ERA the previous season.

Clemente Mendoza pitched 8 scoreless innings to shut down the Spikes offense

If Thursday night’s performance is any indication, Mendoza is back on track.  The 19-year-old right-hander baffled the Spikes, pitching eight innings of two-hit ball while recording seven strikeouts.  In the process, Mendoza helped the Tigers snap a four-game losing streak.

Spikes starting pitcher Zack Dodson held the Tigers scoreless through the first two innings, but the Connecticut offense broke through with two-out rally in the third.

Alexander Nunez got the Tigers offense going by crushing a double to deep left center field.  Matt Perry followed with single that was just deep enough to score Nunez, who dove head-first into home plate to slip under the tag.

Chris Sedon worked a walk to keep the rally going.  Then Perry and Sedon moved up 90 feet after a passed ball by Spikes catcher Matthew Skirving.  Julio Rodriguez walked to load the bases for James Robbins, who sharply hit a ground ball up the middle for a two RBI single.

Robbins added a third RBI to his total with a fifth-inning double that scored Perry from third base and gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead.

The Tigers would add a fifth and final run in the eighth inning when Ryan Soares scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Londell Taylor.

Tigers relief pitcher Antonio Cruz finished the game using a 90-91 mph fastball and a high 70s slider to navigate through the heart of the Spikes’ batting order in the ninth inning.

The Tigers will conclude their series with the Spikes at 7:05 p.m. on Friday at Dodd Stadium.  Patrick Cooper (1-1, 4.09) is expected to get the start for the Tigers.  He will be opposed by Quinton Miller (0-0, 5.40) of the Spikes.

Tigers pitching shaky in 8-3 loss

July 5, 2010

Connecticut Tigers pitchers Rayni Guichardo and Tyler White had trouble controlling the strike zone in the Tigers’ 8-3 loss to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Monday night.

Tyler White allowed 5 earned runs in 0.2 innings pitched on Monday

Guichardo did not yield an earned run in his four innings of work, but he did allow two unearned runs on four hits and three walks.  Guichardo’s command was less than stellar as he routinely fell behind in the count.

Tyler White, who came out of the bullpen in relief of Guichardo, also struggled with his command, allowing two walks in 0.2 innings pitched.  White gave up five earned runs including a two-run home run to Chase Burnette.

The most impressive Connecticut pitcher was 18-year-old left-hander Antonio Cruz, who pitched 1.1 perfect innings for the Tigers before leaving the game after his left forearm was hit by a line drive.  Cruz showed a 91-92 mph fastball and a swing-and-miss slider in his brief outing.

Tigers outfielder P.J. Polk showed signs of breaking out of his slump, hitting a single to right field in his first at bat and doubling down the left field line in his third at bat.

In the sixth inning, Londell Taylor showed off the tools that enticed the Tigers to give him an above-slot signing bonus when he was drafted in 2007, hitting a ball off the wall in left center field and flying around the bases for a triple.  Taylor would score the Tigers’ first run of the game when he was driven in by Polk.

The Tigers’ three-game series with the Scrappers will conclude with a rubber match on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.  Right-handed pitcher Josue Carreno (1-2, 4.05) is scheduled to start for the Tigers.  He will be opposed by Owen Dew (1-0, 0.00) of the Scrappers.

Tigers triumph in home opener

June 26, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers delighted a crowd of over 3,000 fans with a 7-1 victory in Saturday’s long-anticipated home opener against the Vermont Lake Monsters.

The scoring opened in the third inning when Tigers center fielder Jeff Rowland crossed the plate after an RBI single from James Robbins.  Matt Perry and Brett Anderson followed Robbins with RBI singles, giving the Tigers a 4-0 lead they would never relinquish.

The Tigers scored two more runs in the fourth inning thanks to doubles from Londell Taylor, Alexander Nunez and Julio Rodriguez.

Josh Ashenbrenner led the Tigers offense with three hits, but catcher Julio Rodriguez may have been the most impressive hitter on the night.  Rodriguez displayed excellent raw power in each of his first two at bats, hitting deep fly balls to right center field.  He was not rewarded with a hit until his RBI double in the fourth inning, which landed in the left center field gap.

Tigers starting pitcher Josue Carreno picked up the win, pitching five shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven.  His fastball sat between 88 and 91 miles per hour and touched 92 on the radar gun a couple times.

Drew Gagnier and Kevan Hess finished the game in relief of Carreno.  Gagnier allowed one unearned run, walked two and struck out two in two innings of work.  Hess pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out four.

The Tigers play the Lake Monsters again Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Dodd Stadium.  Lance Baxter (0-1, 12.00) is the Tigers’ scheduled starting pitcher.  He will be opposed by Shane McCatty of the Lake Monsters (0-1, 9.00).

Spinners top Tigers 6-1

June 23, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers lost to the Lowell Spinners 6-1 Wednesday in Lowell, Mass.

Starting pitcher Clemente Mendoza took the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits through 5.2 innings pitched.  Center fielder Jeff Rowland had a productive night offensively, getting a hit in three of his four plate appearances.

Lowell starting pitcher Roman Mendez earned the win, allowing one run in five innings of work.

Chris Mellen of SoxProspects.com and Mark Anderson of TigsTown.com were both in the stands tweeting their thoughts on the game.  Here is a recap of their tweets:

Mellen on the Spinners:

Mendez comes out in the 1st pumping mid-90s gas and showing his SL. A bit inconsistent with his FB release. SL had some dart.

Mendez touches 97 and 98 on his swinging K’s in the 2nd. Commanded it well in inning. Very live arm and explosive FB.

1B Miles Head shoots a 3B into the RF gap. Nice easy swing and good job of going with pitch. Nice strength.

Mendez reaches back and hits a legit no-contact 99 in the 4th. Looked pretty free and easy. Delivery is nice and balanced.

Head rips a 2B on a line into the LF gap off the wall. Power looks pretty easy. Getting bat through zone well.

OF Brandon Jacobs lines a shot into the LF gap for another 2B. Flashed the power. Can drive it with authority.

Anderson on the Tigers:

Clemente Mendoza pitching “okay”, but nothing impressive…sitting 87-89/91…starting to use CB more frequently

To say that Londell Taylor gets bad jumps in the outfield, doesn’t do justice to players who get bad jumps.

The Connecticut Tigers are back in action Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against the Lowell Spinners.  Luis Sanz (1-0, 0.00) is expected to get the start for the Tigers.  He will be opposed by Madison Younginer (1-0, 0.00).

1B Miles Head shoots a 3B into the RF gap. Nice easy swing and good job of going with pitch. Nice strength.