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Kyle Sweat

Kyle Sweat

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apopka, Fla.

High School:
Apopka

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
RHP

2009 (Senior): Brilliant down the stretch, pitching at least 5.0 innings in his final seven starts of the year...Primarily started in series finales while closing Friday nights...In final 12 appearances, made eight starts and had a 1-1 record with a save and a 2.92 ERA...Finished senior year with three wins in 18 showings on the mound, leading the staff with 14 starts...Struck out 50 in a team-high 74.1 innings, walking just 20...Made second-career Opening Day start, earning the win vs. VCU (Feb. 20) by going 5.0 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts...Fanned six in 4.0 innings on the hill at No. 1 LSU (Feb. 27)...Struck out five in 5.2 innings against Monmouth (March 6)...Virtually flawless against Hartford (March 13), pitching 7.0 scoreless innings and allowing only four singles while striking out two for the win...Walked just one over a 17.0 inning stretch from March 28-April 12...Blanked UNF in 2.0 innings with two strikeouts (April 1)...Retired the side in order in five of 7.0 innings of work and finished with nine strikeouts and just four hits against at Memphis (April 5)...Came out of the pen for 0.2 innings to keep UCF in the lead in a win over Tulane (April 10)...Struck out four and surrendered just one run on six hits in 7.0 innings vs. Tulane (April 12)...Went 5.0 innings with three earned runs against and two strikeouts at UAB (April 25)...Stellar in 7.0 innings vs. Marshall (May 3), striking out six, walking just one and giving up only two earned runs...Entered the game with two on in the seventh at No. 2 Rice (May 8) and proceeded to get the save with 2.2 innings of shutout ball...Limited No. 2 Rice (May 10) to just one earned run on five hits in 5.0 innings with two strikeouts...Tossed 5.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball, striking out two to win his final home game in a UCF uniform vs. Houston (May 16).

2008 (Junior): Set personal-highs with 56 strikeouts and five victories during junior campaign...Had a 5-5 record in 13 starts, posting a 5.43 ERA in 71.1 innings on the hill...Earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...Racked up a career-high eight strikeouts in just 5.0 scoreless innings for the victory over Florida A&M (Feb. 23)...Picked up four strikeouts in 4.2 innings against Central Michigan (March 1)...Worked 4.0 innings with four Ks against Monmouth (March 8)...Matched a personal-best with 8.0 innings against Siena (March 15 G2), striking out six and not walking a batter for the win...Shut down Southern Miss (March 22) for 5.0 innings, striking out four without giving up a run for the win...Hurled 7.0 innings at Houston (April 4), striking out four and allowing just three earned runs...Grabbed the win by going 5.1 innings with five strikeouts vs. Memphis (April 11)...Pitched in relief at Marshall (April 18), striking out two in 2.2 scoreless innings...Defeated No. 4 Rice (April 25) by going 7.1 innings with five strikeouts while allowing just two runs on five hits...Win over the Owls included a stretch that included retiring the minimum 15 batters in a row from the third to the eighth innings...Did not issue a walk and struck out three in 5.0 innings at Tulane (May 2).

2007 (Sophomore): Saw time in 17 games, making 10 starts...Final seven appearances were all as a starter...Collected a 4-5 record with a 5.62 ERA, one save and 38 punch-outs...Walked only four batters and struck out 20 in 33.2 innings in C-USA regular-season games...Struck out three, did not walk a batter and surrendered three earned runs in 5.1 innings vs. Marshall (May 18)...Went 6.0 innings with four strikeouts in a start at Memphis (May 5)...Brilliant vs. Tulane (April 28), working 8.0 innings and striking out five to earn the win...Tossed 6.0 innings in a start at Rice (April 21), striking out three and giving up three runs on six hits...Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week after hurling 8.0 shutout innings to get the win at No. 17 Florida...Limited the Gators to just two hits and struck out three in the victory...Set career-highs by going 8.0 innings with six strikeouts vs. Harvard (March 26), picking up the win by limiting the Crimson to just two runs on six hits...Recorded the save by pitching the final 3.0 innings vs. Army (March 13), keeping the Black Knights scoreless on just four hits while striking out two...Pitched a scoreless 10th inning vs. Michigan (Feb. 27), striking out two to get the victory...Started the season opener vs. FIU (Feb. 3), going 5.1 innings and surrendering three runs while striking out one.

2006 (Freshman): Appeared in 15 games, making 11 starts on the mound...Went 3-4 with a 4.52 ERA and struck out 36 in 71.2 innings...Did not get a decision in first career start at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 7), allowing three runs on six hits with two strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work...Earned first career victory with six shutout innings vs. Wagner (March 13), fanning three Seahawks in the UCF triumph...Won second career game with 6.1 innings of three-run baseball vs. Siena (March 19), allowing just two earned runs...Strong start in a no-decision at TCU (March 26), working five innings and allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts...Pitched a career-high 7.1 innings vs. USF (April 11), getting three strikeouts and walking one...Held Bethune-Cookman (May 2) scoreless and surrendered only four hits in 7.1 innings...Did not allow a run in an inning of relief at Houston (May 7).

Prior to UCF: Drafted in the 42nd round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates...Lettered one season at Apopka High School for coach Gavin Jones...Was an all-conference selection as a senior after compiling a 9-2 record for the Blue Darters...An AAU standout for Chet Lemon's Juice, one of the premier AAU teams in the nation...Attended the Florida Diamond Club...Clocked at 90-91 with a good curve ball and changeup...Part of an AAU team that won the state championship four years in a row and finished with a combined record of 113-2.

Personal: Kyle Dyson Sweat was born in Winter Garden, Fla....Son of David and Kim Sweat...Majoring in business.

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