Kyle Carver
Kyle Carver

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aldan, Pa.

High School:
Delaware County Christian School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 203

Position:
Pitcher/First Base

Birthdate:
04/29/1987

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Career: Has made 32 appearances as a pitcher, including two starts ... Record of 2-1 and 5.50 ERA in 52 1/3 innings pitched ... Issued 36 walks and has 33 strikeouts while allowing 32 earned runs on 61 hits ... Opponents have hit .290 against him ... Appeared in 50 games and made 34 starts as a hitter (all in 2008 season) ... Batted .254 (29-114) with seven doubles, five home runs, 18 runs scored and 15 RBI ... Drew 13 walks and struck out 20 times ... .336 on-base percentage and .447 slugging percentage.

2008: Began the season as a potential late-inning reliever, briefly moved into the starting rotation and wound up as the team's starting first baseman ... Was successful in each role given to him, using his powerful bat and slick glove to bolster the team's lineup ... Batted .254 with five home runs and 15 RBI ... Scored 18 runs and hit seven doubles ... Drew 13 walks, was hit by a pitch twice and struck out 20 times ... .336 on-base percentage and .447 slugging percentage ... Hit the first walk-off home run in the six-year history of the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth to beat Pittsburgh in the opener of a three-game series ... Homered in season-opening series against Big Ten opponent Michigan ... Went 3-for-4 with a game-tying RBI single in a 3-1 win over Louisville to kick launch a 20-game stretch to end the season in which he batted .297 (19-64) with a .469 slugging percentage ... In the game following that Louisville contest hit a game-winning home run and was also the winning pitcher in relief of a win at Temple ... The next day hit two home runs and drove in three against Saint Joseph's ... As a pitcher was 2-1 with a 5.87 ERA in 11 appearances, including the first two starts of his collegiate career ... Pitched 23.0 innings and allowed 26 hits and 15 earned runs while walking 16 and striking out 15 ... Earned first collegiate win in first start against Georgetown, pitching 5 2/3 innings and scattering just one run on six hits.

2007: Appeared in 12 games out of the bullpen ... Compiled one save with no decisions and a 5.28 ERA in 15.1 innings ... Allowed 18 hits and nine earned runs while walking four and striking out 12 ... Did not allow an earned run in seven of his 12 appearances, including five straight scoreless innings over two appearances to start the year ... Pitched three scoreless frames to save a 6-1 win over nationally-ranked Alabama in the second week of the season ... Struck out a season-high five batters in two scoreless innings of an 8-1 win over Norfolk State ... Appeared in two BIG EAST games and did not allow an earned run in 1.2 innings.

2006: Pitched in nine games out of the bullpen and logged 14.0 innings ... Allowed 17 hits and eight earned runs while walking six and striking out six ... Had no record and a 5.14 ERA ... Tossed two scoreless innings against Toledo in his collegiate debut on March 8 ... Made consecutive scoreless appearances in shutout wins over La Salle and Temple ... Allowed just one run over 5.1 innings in his final three appearances of the season ... Allowed two earned runs in three innings pitched in two Big East appearances.

Delaware County Christian School: Lettered in baseball and basketball ... Three-time All-League selection ... Team MVP as a sophomore ... Earned one All-Tournament Team selection in basketball ... Runs a 7.2 60-yard dash ... Batted .453 during sophomore season ... Member of the school's highest honor roll every semester ... Two-year member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 4/29/87 in Aldan, Pa. ... Oldest of three children of Burt and Cindy Carver ... Has two younger sisters, Lauren (18) and Melissa (16) ... Accounting major.

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