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#16 Taryn Antoine Season 2020

Alexandria, La.
High School
Alexandria HS

2021 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC All-Freshman

Made 47 appearances, mainly as a pinch runner in critical situations; had 11 starts in right field … In 19 plate appearances, she tallied two hits … When she got on base, the Tigers used her speed to gain an advantage on gappers and balls down the line, as she scored six runs … Recorded 10 putouts while roaming the outfield and finished the season with a perfect fielding percentage at 1.000.

JUNIOR SEASON (2020) – Season was cut short due to the coronavirus
Made an appearance in 20 games with six starts all in the outfield … In 16 total at-bats on the year, she recorded three hits and five runs scored … Hit a double in win over Texas Tech on Feb. 27 … Had a season-high two putouts in win over Illinois State on March 7 … Was 2-for-2 in stolen bases … Scored a run in each of the last three games for the Tigers.

Played in 43 of the Tigers’ 62 games this season with 21 starts in the outfield, and two of those starts in SEC play … Had a .219 batting average and a .313 slugging percentage … On 64 at-bats she had 14 hits and 15 runs … Recorded 12 RBI on the year, and tallied three RBI on two occasions … Went 4-5 on stolen base attempts with a .311 on base percentage … Had 15 putouts on the season to finish with a .941 fielding percentage … Hit her first and second triples against Iowa in the 2019 Tiger Classic, recording three RBI off of the second triple … She helped the Tigers clench the series at Texas A&M with a hard ground out to the pitcher to score a run and record her 10th RBI on the season. Pinch-hit for Elyse Thornhill in the 13 inning game against Texas Tech in the Baton Rouge Regional and recorded one RBI on one hit … Started in right field twice in the regional, finishing with a 1.000 fielding percentage on the weekend … Hit a sacrifice fly to center field in the 13th inning against Texas Tech to score Doyle and walk off with the win.

During the first year of her collegiate career Antoine appeared in 52 games, while starting 46 as the primary right fielder … in 119 at-bats she hit for a .254 batting average with a .345 on-base percentage … she totaled 31 hits driving in nine RBI and scoring 19 runs … she had the third most steals on the team with eight in nine attempts … was a reliable defensive player in right field with a .968 fielding percentage and only committing one error on the year … on February 5th, in her second at-bat of her career hit a single down the left field line driving in the first RBI of her career … against Arkansas on May 5th Antoine hit the first triple of her career as the Tiger offense exploded in a route of the Razorbacks … received a selection on the All-SEC Freshmen team due to her stellar performance in SEC play at the plate and in the field for the Tigers.

Was a four-sport athlete at Alexandria Senior High School, participating in softball, cheerleading, track and field and powerlifting… Was a four-year letterwinner in softball under head coach Erica Harwell…Helped lead her team to a 2016 5A State Championship and a 2016 5A District 2 Championship… Earned All-District honors, First Team All-Cenla and All-State honors in 2016… Was a First Team All-Cenla and First Team All-District selection in 2015… Was nationally ranked powerlifter in the 132 lb. weight class… Was a state champion in the 132 lb. weight class in 2014… Helped the softball team to a 30-4 record her junior season and undefeated mark in the LHSAA State Tournament in Sulphur, Louisiana… Had 40 stolen bases on the year with a .484 hitting mark…During her sophomore season, she helped the team to a 21-10 regular season record with 26 stolen bases, seven triples and a .484 batting average… Was an honor roll student, Student Council Secretary, National Honor Society member and was a member of the math and science club… Was in the top five percent of her senior class.

Full name is Taryn Deshay Antoine, born on September 23 in Alexandria, Louisiana… Parents are Travis and Robertha Antoine…Is an only child… plans to major in biological sciences.

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