THE WOODLANDS, TX – January 27, 2017 – Scrap Yard Dawgs General Manager Connie May announced today the signing of former Chicago Bandits Catcher, Taylor Edwards. Edwards has been contracted with the Dawgs through the 2021Season.
When asked to comment on signing Edwards, GM Connie May said, “Taylor is a seasoned veteran that brings experience and leadership from behind the dish. Not to mention, she is always a threat at the plate. She knows how to win the big games!”
A right-handed catcher from Murrieta, California, Edwards was drafted in the second round and the 8th overall pick by the Pennsylvania Rebellion in the 2014 draft. During her NPF Rookie campaign she batted .241 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI’s. She also maintained a .367 slugging percentage which was 4th on the team for the Rebellion. Edwards was also a standout behind the plate where she finished 10th in the league in total putouts with 111 and threw out 10 runners in 32 attempts.
After one year with the Rebellion, she joined the Chicago Bandits for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Edwards continued to excel after changing uniforms where in two years she has extended her impressive softball resume. Her achievements include being named All-NPF Member in back to back seasons as well as being a ranked in the top of the NPF for home runs with 10 in 2015 (ties for first) and 11 in 2016 (tied for 3rd). During her two years with the bandits, she was instrumental in bringing home two back to back Cowles Cup Championships.
During her three seasons in the NPF, Edwards compiled 98 hits, 76 RBIs, and 22 home runs. Edwards led her team in slugging percentage (.640), RBIs (35), doubles (10), home runs (11), and total bases (96) for the 2016 season.
Prior to joining the NPF, Edwards attended the University of Nebraska where she was the first player to be drafted since 2006. She is the Huskers’ all-time leader in home runs (54), walks (150), hit-by-pitches (39) and grand slams (4). While at Nebraska she earned multiple All-Conference and All American honors.
When asked about joining the Dawgs, Edwards said, “I am very excited to continue my NPF career with the Scrap Yard Dawgs. I can't wait to get started with this group & work for a championship!”
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About the Scrap Yard Dawgs
The Scrap Yard Dawgs began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs provides elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About the NPF
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball and has been since 2002.