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Kenny Towns

185 lbs.
Burke, Va.
Lake Braddock
High School
Kenny Towns - Baseball - Virginia Cavaliers

• Played in 207 career games (ninth in UVa history), including 178 starts
• Appeared in program-record 33 NCAA tournament games and also holds UVa’s tourney records for starts (31), hits (36), RBI (28) and doubles (9)
• Finished fourth in program history with 31 HBP and sixth in doubles (51) and RBI (159)

• Selected to All-NCAA College World Series Team
• Named to All-ACC Second Team at third base
• Named to All-NCAA Lake Elsinore Regional Team
• Started all 68 games at third base and in cleanup spot in batting order
• Tied school record with 67 RBI, which ranked third in ACC in 2015
• Ranked 13th nationally in RBI in 2015
• Recorded 21 doubles (sixth in school history, tied for first in ACC in 2015)
• Ended career on 10-game hit streak and had hits in 11 of 12 NCAA tournament games
• Led team with seven RBI in College World Series as well as 12 RBI in NCAA tournament; six of his CWS RBI came with two outs
• Brought in go-ahead run with seventh-inning sac fly in CWS win over Florida to clinch berth in CWS Finals (6/20); also had two-run double in the game
• Hit go-ahead RBI double in eighth inning of CWS opener against Arkansas (6/13)
• Hit 3-run home run in ACC tournament against Miami (5/20); was 4-for-16 with five RBI in tournament
• Homered and drove in five runs in win over James Madison (4/8)
• Went 4-for-4 with three doubles, three RBI in win over Towson (3/17); tied school record for doubles in a game
• Earned bachelor’s degree in history on May 16

• Played in 56 games, with 53 starts (46 at third base, six at first base and one at DH)
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• After batting .094 in first 12 games of season, he hit .316 the remainder of season
• Batted .340 (18-for-53) with 10 RBI in 12 starts in NCAA tournament; had second-most hits and third-most RBI of any player in the tournament
• Hit .308 (8-for-26) in College World Series; recorded three hits and drove in two runs in second game of CWS Finals
• Had pair of three-hit games, each in UVa wins, in NCAA super regional against Maryland; drove in four runs in decisive third game
• Was 4-for-14 with pair of RBI in NCAA regional
• Was 3-for-8 with two RBI in Wake Forest series
• Was 3-for-10 with pair of RBI in Georgia Tech series
• Was 2-for-3 with three RBI in win over Liberty (5/7)
• Hit solo home run in win at Florida State (4/27)
• Hit decisive 2-run home run in second game of UNC series (4/19)
• Had 9-game hit streak snapped March 28 vs. Virginia Tech
• Went 3-for-3 with three RBI in series opener against Boston College (3/14)


• Played in 55 games, with 48 starts at third base and DH
• Tied for second on team with seven home runs
• Also was second on team and tied for third in ACC with five triples
• Drove in 44 runs, which was sixth on team
• Named to NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• Ended year on career-long 11-game hitting streak
• Was 4-for 12 with three doubles, triple, four RBI in regional
• Had good ACC tournament, going 4-for-12 with pair of home runs and team-high six RBI
• Hit solo homer in ACC tourney game vs. Georgia Tech (5/23) and then ripped first career walkoff HR against Florida State (5/25), a three-run blast in 12th inning
• Hit two grand slams, drove in eight runs in season opener at East Carolina (2/15)
• Went 3-for-8 with pair of RBI in UNC series
• Was 3-for-10 with four runs in Duke series
• Had good series at Virginia Tech, going 5-for-8 with home run and pair of doubles in the doubleheader
• Went 2-for-6 in Florida State series
• Was 2-for-10 with double in Wake Forest series
• Picked up three hits in Miami series
• Hit team-best fourth homer of year vs. Yale (3/19)
• Had three hits, including pair of doubles, in win over Harvard (3/2)

• Played in 28 games, with nine starts at DH
• After appearing in just seven of UVa’s first 29 games, he saw time in 21 of the final 30 games, including all nine of his starts
• Made first career start at Duke (4/21)
• Batted .313 (10-for-32) as starter at DH (UVa was 8-1 in those games)
• Singled in first college at bat vs. Monmouth (2/24)
• Singled, picked up RBI in win over JMU (4/4)
• Singled to drive in the final run of the game in 16-4 win over George Washington (4/11)
• Made first two career starts in doubleheader at Duke (4/21)
• Had two hits in game one and was 3-for-7 in DH at Duke; reached base in 6 of 10 plate appearances
• Doubled, scored a run and drove in run in win at VCU (4/25)
• Was 3-for-10 with two RBI in Miami series (4/28-30)
• Had two hits in four at bats in Georgia Tech series (5/11-13); doubled in Game 2
• Went 2-for-6 in Maryland series (5/17-19); had five RBI in series
• Hit game-tying two-run double in eighth inning of Game 3 of Maryland series; also had two-run double in Game 2
• Drew a walk to load the bases and set up the go-ahead run against Clemson in ACC tournament opener (5/24)
• Started against Oklahoma in NCAA tournament and went 1-for-4 (6/3)

• Player of the Year for Patriot District and Northern Region in 2011
• All-State and All-Met in 2011
• 2011 All-Met Player of the Year
• 2011 Virginia State Player of the Year
• 2011 Virginia Preps Player of the Year
• All-State and All-Met Honorable Mention in 2010
• Named to First Team All-District and All-Region in 2010
• First Team All Patriot District in 2009
• Patriot District Honorable Mention in 2008
• Set LBHS single season records in batting average, total bases and doubles
• Set LBHS career records in batting average, at bats, total bases, hits, runs, runs batted in, walks and doubles
• Hit .550 with eight home runs, 35 RBI and .666 OBP in 2011
• Also went 7-1 with 1.20 ERA his senior year
• Named to Athletic Honor Roll four times
• Played for Coach Jody Rutherford at Lake Braddock High School

• Parents are Connie and James Towns
• Has one sister, Suzanne
• Enjoys playing ping pong, Frisbee and golf