Position
Infield
Height
6'0
Class
Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown
Houston, Texas
High School
J. Frank Dobie HS
B/T
L/R
Experience
2L

2021 SEC Newcomer of the Year
2021 First Team All-SEC
2021 All-SEC Newcomer Team
2021 Newcomer of the Week (x2)
2021 NFCA South All-Region Team
2021 NFCA Second Team All-America
2021 LSWA First Team All-Louisiana
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (FEB. 10)
2020 SEC FIRST YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
2020 MEDALLION AWARD

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
One of the key cogs to the Tigers’ late run in the postseason and has quickly become a leader in the clubhouse and on the infield at shortstop… Played and started all 57 games the Tigers played… Hit .316 on the year recording 56 hits in 177 plate appearances… Drove in 40 runs and crushed 10 home runs over the course of the season… Had an outstanding OPS that sat at 1.021 at season’s end… Scored 37 runs and stole three bases in three attempts… Led the team with a .605 slugging percentage, more than 100 points higher than the next Tiger, and total bases with 107… Had 88 putouts and 120 assists on the season… On Feb. 25 against UL-Lafayette, her bat was responsible for two of the four runs scored, going 3-for-4… When the Tigers met the Ragin’ Cajuns in the deciding game of the NCAA regional round, she hit a towering home run to center in the third inning to put her team ahead by two… Had six hits in nine plate appearances in the final SEC weekend against the Auburn Tigers… Finished the year with a 3-for-4 performance in game 2 of the super regional against Florida State, including a go-ahead round-tripper in the top of the 8th inning… Named SEC Newcomer of the Year, among being named to the All-SEC First team and All-SEC Newcomer team… Awarded with Newcomer of the Week two times throughout her breakout season… Also named to the NFCA South All-Region team and NFCA All-America second team… Named to the LSWA All-Louisiana first team

 

FRESHMAN YEAR (2020) – Season was cut short due to the coronavirus
Started all 24 games for the Tigers at shortstop … Hit .383 on the year, recording 23 hits, 21 RBI and 23 runs scored … Finished with a .530 on-base percentage and a .667 slugging percentage … She tallied four home runs on the year, with her first career home run to walk off No. 13 Oklahoma State on Feb. 7 … Walked 19 times on the season which was tied for second in the SEC … Earned SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 10 after leading the entire SEC in batting average in the first weekend at .692 … Had a 1.077 slugging percentage and a .765 slugging percentage to go along with a 9-for-13 performance with two doubles, a home run, five runs scored, four RBI and four walks in the first weekend of play … Also had three doubles and one triple on the year … Finished with 21 putouts and 45 assists at shortstop … Had back-to-back 3-for-3 games against No. 13 Oklahoma State and Florida A&M on Feb. 8 & 9, tallying three RBI and two runs scored against Florida A&M … Second home run of the season came on Feb. 16 against No. 13 ULL which helped the Tigers take a 1-0 lead … Her third home run came against Campbell, which also gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead … Scored four runs against Sam Houston State on Feb. 22 … Finished the year with a 3-for-3 performance, including a home run and four RBI against South Alabama on March 10.

High School 
An infielder who comes to the Tigers from J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston, Texas where she became a four-time First Team All-District infielder, earned a spot on the All-State, and the All-Star team… She led her team to three-straight Top 5 finishes in the district, earned team MVP during her junior season, and Defensive Player of the Year her sophomore season… During her senior season she hit .600 with 16 doubles, 6 triples, 8 homeruns, 50 RBI, and 23 stolen bases… As a junior she hit .589 with 45 RBI, 43 hits, 12 doubles, and six home runs with a .692 on-base percentage… Along with these softball accomplishments Pleasants was also a decorated volleyball player… She played travel ball with the Scrap Yard International team where she had a very distinguished career… Pleasants spent the summer of 2019 playing for the USA Junior National team where she was a 2019 WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup Gold Medalist, hitting for a .268 average, with three RBI and three runs scored… She also played in the 2019 USA Softball International Cup where she earned a bronze medal hitting .200 and three RBI. She is also a four-time Honor Student, earning First Team All-Academic for the past four years.

Personal 
Full name Taylor Tress Pleasants, born September 8 in Pasadena, Texas…Parents are Chris and Milady Pleasants… Siblings are Jacquelyn, John, and Austin… Plans to major in Kinesiology…

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