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Ole Miss pitcher Taylor Broadway drafted by the Chicago White Sox

Ole Miss pitcher Taylor Broadway drafted by the Chicago White Sox

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss pitcher Taylor Broadway has been drafted by the Chicago White Sox Monday in the 6th round of the MLB draft.

Ole Miss has now had 12 players drafted in the top six rounds over the past four years and 199 overall in the Mike Bianco era.

Fantastic final season

For his 2021 performance, Broadway earned All-America honors from Baseball America and NCBWA. The senior out of Cypress, Texas, set a program record with 16 saves in 2021, three more than any other single-season effort in program history.

Broadway’s 16 saves this season, alone, tie him for eighth on the Ole Miss career saves chart. He led the SEC and finished second nationally in saves. And when his team needed him, Broadway made his first career start in the Rebels’ season finale in the NCAA Tucson Super Regional at Arizona on June 13. 

The Rebels’ unquestioned go-to reliever struck out 66 batters while walking only nine this season. His 30 total pitching appearances are tied for the second-most in a single season in program history.

Fellow pitchers Gunnar Hoglund and Doug Nikhazy were also drafted, with Hoglund going to the Blue Jays in the first round and Nikhazy to the Indians in the second.

Together, Nikhazy and Broadway formed one of the most formidable starter-closer duos in college baseball. Ole Miss was 10-1 this season in games when both Nikhazy and Broadway pitched.

Congratulations to Taylor! 

(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics)

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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