UC's season-high 17 hits can't overcome hot-hitting WSU
Freshman OF Taylor Schmidt leads UC with a pair of hits and an RBI
Freshman catcher Woody Wallace pours in three base hits
Paladins top Bearcats 5-1
2013 Season (Redshirt Freshman):Started 20 games and made 35 appearances, mostly in the outfield ... collected 15 hits and scored 10 runs ... picked up two hits and an RBI against Notre Dame (5/17) ... had one hit, one RBI and scored two runs against Wright State (4/10) ... earned two this, including his first-career triple, versus Eastern Michigan (3/8).
2012 Season (Freshman): Played in 12 ballgames with nine starts ... hit .500 with seven runs scored and seven RBIs ... slugged .563 with a .541 on-base percentage ... went 4 for 4 in stolen-base attempts ... was on seven-game hit streak when he sufferend season-ending leg injury at No. 21 Louisville (3/23) ... produced three-hit games vs. No. 2 Kentucky (3/21), vs. Michigan State (3/18) and vs. UMBC (2/26) ... drove in two runs three times - vs. Kentucky (3/21), vs. Chicago State (3/10) and vs. UMBC (2/26) ... scored three runs vs. UMBC (2/26).
High School: A two-time first team all-Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League selection ... earned WPIAL All-Star MVP award ... named to Pittsburgh Tribune Review Terrific 10 and a Pittsburgh Post Gazette All-Star in 2011 after hitting .521 with 19 stolen bases and a .623 on-base percentage ... owns single-season North Hills records in batting average (.521), stolen bases (19) and RBI (25 - 2010), as well as career record for steals (38) ... three-year varsity football letterwinner as a quarterback and defensive back for the Indians ... twice named to Post Gazette's "Fabulous 22" ... named first team all-state as a DB in 2011 ... named first team all-conference senior year and second team all-conference junior year, both as a QB.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Vaughn Schmidt ... son of Doug and Rene Schmidt ... majoring in criminal justice.