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JB Kole

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

High School:
Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 192

Position:
P

Birthdate:
01/26/1993

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

04/20/2013

Wildcats Blanked By Cincinnati, 4-0, in Second Game of Series

All four of the runs in the game scored with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning

04/06/2013

Beermann and Cialone Homer in 11-8 Loss to No. 20 Notre Dame

Wildcats had 12 hits in the game, led on two different occasions

04/02/2013

Wildcats Hold Off Penn to Clinch Berth in Liberty Bell Classic Championship Game

Villanova will meet Delaware on Tuesday, April 16 at Citizens Bank Park

03/09/2013

Wildcats Complete Doubleheader Sweep, Top Iona 3-1 in Nightcap

Josh Harris allows no earned runs over seven innings, wins second game of season

03/05/2013

Wildcats Edged in Ninth Inning By Valparaiso, 7-6

Clark and Cialone each drove in two runs to lead Villanova offense

04/02/2012

Baseball vs. NYIT

Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.

On Kole: Has as strong an arm as any pitcher on the staff ... Throws a fastball that reaches the low to mid 90s with a lot of movement ... Also has a good slider ... Will have a chance to be a member of the weekend starting rotation.

Career: Has pitched in 24 games with two starts over two years ... Has a 1-2 record with two saves and an 11.37 ERA in 31 2/3 innings ... Allowed 49 hits and 44 runs (40 earned) while walking 24 and striking out 28 ... Has given up three home runs to 174 batters faced.

2013: Made 13 appearances, including one start and 12 relief outings ... Went 0-2 with two saves and a 12.39 ERA over 20 1/3 innings pitched ... Allowed 34 hits and 30 runs (28 earned) with 14 walks and 17 strikeouts ... Averaged 7.52 strikeouts per nine innings ... Surrendered two home runs to 111 batters faced ... Pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn a save against La Salle ... Also picked up a save against Iona, going two scoreless innings and allowing just one hit in a 3-1 victory ... Logged a season-high three relief innings against Florida State ... Pitched 2 2/3 innings and struck out four while allowing just an unearned run at Penn ... Started at Temple and struck out four over 3 2/3 innings; BIG EAST: Made six relief appearances in conference play ... Allowed 19 hits and 18 runs (17 earned) while walking five and striking out five in 6 2/3 innings ... Pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout at Cincinnati.

2012: Pitched in 11 games with one start ... Compiled a 1-0 record and a 9.53 ERA in 11 1/3 innings pitched ... Allowed 15 hits and 14 runs (12 earned) with 10 walks and 11 strikeouts ... Yielded one home run to 63 batters faced and opponents hit .306 against him ... Pitched a scoreless inning with a hit allowed in the season opener at Arkansas ... Also threw a scoreless inning against Norfolk State ... Made his first collegiate start and pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts and one hit allowed against Penn ... Pitched one inning of relief against La Salle to earn his first career victory ... Pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts against Temple; BIG EAST: Appeared in three conference games and surrendered five hits and seven earned runs while walking three and striking out one.

Ridge High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball as a power forward ... As a senior led his team to a county baseball championship, being named the MVP of the county finals and also being chosen as the county Player of the Year ... Posted a 6-1 record, 2.50 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 59 innings during his senior year ... Was a teammate of current Villanova pitcher Jon Tam ... Also won a county championship in basketball as a junior ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years.

Personal: Born 1/26/93 in Summit, N.J. ... Younger of two children of Jeff and Kendell Kole ... Has an older sister, Emily (22) ... Father played collegiate baseball and was a pitcher at Wake Forest ... Sister played field hockey at North Carolina and was a defender ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Finance.

AWARDS

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                           2011-12, 2012-13

CAREER HIGHS

Innings Pitched                      3.2             4/23/13 - at Temple
Strikeouts                           4               Two times (4/23/13 - at Temple)
Batters Faced                        19              4/27/13 - Seton Hall

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