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Kyle Whitten

190 lbs.
Manassas, Va.
Osbourn Park
High School
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• Appeared in 79 games, the ninth most in UVA history

• Appeared in 27 games, all in relief. The second-most of any pitcher on the team and eighth-most in the ACC
• Went 0-1 with a 3.16 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 31.1 innings pitched
• Notched his only save of the season in a 3-2 win over Virginia Tech in the opening game of the ACC Tournament. Threw nine pitches and struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
• Recorded his lone hold of the year against UConn in the season opener, pitching a scoreless eighth inning
• Did not allow a run in 20 of his 27 appearances
• Pitched in three of the team’s six shutouts (Richmond on March 9, vs. Towson on March 17 & Dallas Baptist on June 13)
• Struck out a season-best, five batters over 2.1 innings at Boston College on May 20
• One of four Cavaliers named to the ACC All-Academic Team and was also listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Appeared in seven games, all out of the bullpen
• Did not allow an earned run in his first 8.2 innings pitched
• Credited with two of the team’s six bullpen holds – vs. Oklahoma (2/14) and Dartmouth (March 1)
• Had a season-high two strikeouts in three different appearances – Bucknell-2 (Feb. 22), William & Mary (Feb. 25) and Dartmouth (March 1)

• One of five Cavaliers to earn ACC All-Academic Team honors and was also listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Appeared in a team-high 27 games, all out of the bullpen
• His nine saves were the most on the team and tied for the third most in the ACC
• Credited with wins against Pittsburgh (March 23), VCU (May 14) and Virginia Tech (May 16)
• Saved both ends of the April 6 doubleheader at Notre Dame, the first Cavalier to do so since Branden Kline in 2011
• Was the winning pitcher against Virginia Tech on May 16, the longest game (duration) in UVA history. He tossed two scoreless innings and struck out a pair of batters
• Jumped into the closer role beginning March 15 at Georgia Tech, his first collegiate save. Allowed two earned runs over 10 appearances beginning at GT and recorded six saves in that span
• Co-led the staff with two holds – on Feb. 17  vs. Cal State Fullerton (1.0 IP, 0 ER) & on April 2 vs. ODU (1.2 IP, 0 ER)
• Five of his nine saves came in ACC play

• Made 18 appearances with starts against Liberty (4/18), VCU (5/1) and Richmond (5/15)
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Struck out 27 batters in 26.1 innings pitched
• In 10 of his 15 relief appearances, did not allow a run
• Credited with wins over Yale (3/4) and Liberty (4/18)
• In his first collegiate start on April 18 vs. Liberty, allowed one run over 4.2 innings pitched while allowing one run

• Named First-Team All-State after his senior season in 2017
• Three-time All-County and All-Conference 8 selection
• Was First-Team All-Region pick his junior and senior seasons
• Was 5-2 with 1.94 ERA, 73 strikeouts in 47 innings his senior year
• Also batted .451 with one home run in 2017
• Four-year varsity letterman and three-year team captain
• Named team MVP his senior year
• Coached by Jack Ferrick
• Four-year academic letterman and scholar-athlete

• An American Studies major
• Son of Ron and Kim Whitten
• Has one older sister, Taylor
• Father player baseball at UVA-Wise