Taylor Baxter
Taylor Baxter


Hannibal, Mo.

High School:






Redbirds Dominate Twice for First Sweep of Season

ISU topped Evansville 8-2 and 10-0, moving its winning streak to a season-high four games.


Romshek Named Valley Pitcher of the Week

Romshek posted a stellar 1.09 ERA in 19.1 innings pitched last week.


Redbirds Clinch Fourth-Straight MVC Series With DH Sweep at Loyola

ISU scored a total of 15 runs, while pitchers Regan Romshek and Taylor Baxter combined to allow just one run.


First-Ever MVC Matchup With Loyola On Tap for Redbirds

ISU will go for its fourth-straight MVC series win this weekend in Chicago.


Redbirds Fade Late in 3-1 Loss to DePaul

The Blue Demons scored two runs in the last three innings to break a 1-1 tie and earn the victory.


Redbird Softball Season Recap


WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. Illinois St.

WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. Illinois St.


Introducing...Taylor Baxter

GoRedbirds.com features a short video introducing freshman pitcher Taylor Baxter, one of the new additions to the Redbird softball roster.


Illinois State vs. Evansville

ISU completed a sweep of the Purple Aces with two dominating wins at Marian Kneer Stadium.


Illinois State vs. No. 5/4 Michigan

The Illinois State softball team fell to No. 5/4 Michigan, 7-1, Feb. 9.


0509: Evansville MVC Tournament

The Redbirds were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament with a 5-3 loss to Evansville.


MVC Softball Awards Banquet

Elizabeth Kay was named the MVC Player of the Year, while six Redbirds earned All-Valley accolades.


0406: vs. Missouri State

The Redbirds and Bears split a doubleheader, April 6. ISU won game one, 1-0, before dropping game two, 7-4.

Career Achievments: All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team (2013)...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team Honorable Mention (2013)...threw the second perfect game in program-history against Central Connecticut State (Feb. 27, 2011).

Junior 2013: Notable...All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team selection...named MVC Pitcher of the Week (April 8)...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team Honorable Mention choice...led the Redbirds in wins (15), appearances (30), starts (29), innings pitched (142.0), complete games (10) and shutouts (four)...Season...retired the final 18 batters of 8-0, six-inning shutout win over No. 22 Baylor (Feb. 8)...recorded two complete-game victories at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, allowing two runs in 7.0 innings against Hofstra (Feb. 22) and going 8.0 innings against UC Davis (Feb. 24), allowing just one unearned run...threw 5.0-inning shutout against LIU Brooklyn (March 1)...earned her second complete game victory over a top 25 team, allowing three runs on eight hits against No. 13 Louisiana-Lafayette (March 3)...won her fourth game in five starts against Austin Peay (March 9)...won back-to-back starts with complete games vs. Missouri State (April 6-7), tossing a shutout in the first game and allowing one run in the second...limited to a DePaul offense that had scored 60 runs in four games coming in to two earned runs in 6.2 innings (April 9)...tossed her third complete game in four contests in the shutout win over Bradley (April 11)...threw first complete game since April 11, allowing five hits and one run at Indiana State (April 25)...went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on five hits while tying a season-high with five strikeouts to earn the win over Northern Iowa (April 27).

Sophomore (2012): Season...finished her sophomore campaign 0-1 in the circle with a save and a 9.26 ERA...tossed 11.1 innings and notched nine strikeouts...tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief and recorded three strikeouts vs. nationally-ranked Tennessee (Feb. 25)...held nationally-ranked Baylor to just one hit over the final 2.2 innings to seal a 6-4 win for the Redbirds and earn the save inside the circle (Mar. 3)...allowed just one hit with a strikeout in 0.2 innings at Southern Illinois (Mar. 31) in her only appearance in conference play.

Freshman (2011): Notable...tossed only the second perfect game in ISU softball history and recorded a career-high eight strikeouts in a 9-0 victory over Central Connecticut State in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 27)...Season...finished 4-3 in the circle with 31 strikeouts in 45.1 innings in her first season as a Redbird...limited opponents to a .254 batting average and recorded three shutouts in six starts...recorded three shutouts in her first three collegiate starts, earning her first career win vs. Maryland (Feb. 12)...notched her first Missouri Valley Conference win after tossing four scoreless innings vs. Missouri State (Apr. 3).

Palmyra HS: A member of the three-time 2A Missouri state softball championship team, which was the first team in Missouri to win three-straight championships ... a two-sport athlete who competes in softball and basketball ... recorded 248 strikeouts with an ERA of .195 ... a pitching record of 20-2 her senior year ... All-State First Team for four years ... a four-time conference player of the year in softball ... holds the record for most wins in the state of Missouri at 88 and second in shutouts with 61 ... recorded 1,030 strike outs over four years, which is third in the state ... only athlete to be named the Quincy Herald-Whig All-Area Player of the Year four times.

Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1991...Parents: David and Tina Baxter...Sibling: Trent...AFNI Honor Roll...Major: elementary education.