Kyle Funkhouser
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Kyle Funkhouser

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Oak Forest, Ill.

High School:
Oak Forest

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 218

Position:
RHP

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


04/22/2013

Battle of the Barrel: No. 11 Baseball Hosts No. 3 Vanderbilt

First pitch for Cardinals and Commodores set for 6:30 p.m., ET on CBS Sports Network

04/04/2013

No. 9 Baseball Travels to Cincinnati for Weekend Series

Saturday game set for Great American Ball Park in first ever Reds Collegiate Invitational

04/02/2013

Late Miscues Doom No. 9 Cards in 10-Inning loss to No. 6 UK

Cardinals allow unearned runs in the final two innings; school record crowd of 4,733 packs ballpark

04/01/2013

No. 9 Baseball Hosts No. 6 UK in Battle of the Bluegrass

Cardinals and Wildcats set for 6 p.m., ET first pitch at Jim Patterson Stadium

03/28/2013

No. 10 Cardinals Host No. 15 Notre Dame for Three-Game Series

Cardinals and Irish set for Thursday at 6 p.m., ET, Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 1 p.m.

06/15/2014

LOUISVILLE V VANDERBILT | 2014 CWS GAME 1

Louisville v Vanderbilt | 2014 CWS Game 1

06/13/2014

2014 CWS PRACTICE DAY

2014 CWS Practice Day

06/12/2014

2014 CWS ARRIVAL/PRACTICE

2014 CWS Arrival/Practice

06/06/2014

LOUISVILLE v KENNESAW STATE | NCAA SUPER REGIONAL | GAME 1

Louisville v Kennesaw State | NCAA Super Regional | Game 1

06/05/2014

2013 NCAA SUPER REGIONAL MEDIA DAY

2013 NCAA Super Regional Media Day

Career Honors:

  • 2014 First Team ABCA All-America
  • 2014 Second Team Louisville Slugger All-America
  • 2014 Second Team NCBWA All-America
  • 2014 Third Team Baseball America All-America
  • 2014 Third Team Perfect Game All-America
  • 2014 Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2014 First Team All-American Conference
  • 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America

2014: Set school record for single season wins finishing 13-3 overall with a 1.94 ERA and 122 strikeouts (third most at Louisville) in 120.1 innings pitched (second most at Louisville) during an All-American season as the Cardinals' ace. Earned 13th win of the season after striking out 10 in eight shutout innings in NCAA Regional opener against Kent State. Set school record for wins with No. 12 after striking out eight in 6.1 innings against Memphis on May 22 in opening game of American Championship. Matched the school record for single season wins with No. 11 on May 15 against Cincinnati after six quality innings. Improved to 10-2 on the season after striking out career best 12 in eight innings of shutout work against Temple on May 9. Was chosen at American Conference Pitcher of the Week on May 5 after earning ninth win of the season with 7.1 innings of shutout of work, including eight strikeouts, in series-opening victory at USF on May 3. Improved to 8-2 on the season with seven strikeouts in seven shutout innings against UConn on April 25. Earned seventh win of the season, including the sixth consecutive, after striking out eight and allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings at No. 7 Houston on April 11. Won sixth straight start allowing three runs on four hits in six innings against Memphis on April 4. Improved to 5-1 on the season after striking out eight in seven shutout innings against Xavier on March 28. Won his fourth game of the season after allowing one run in season-long 7.2 innings of work against Rutgers on March 21. Had eight strikeouts in earning third win of the season on March 14 against Samford. Allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts in six strong innings to earn second win of the season on March 8 against Miami. Earned first win of the season and the sixth of his career after striking out a career-best 10 and allowing only two hits in seven shutout innings against Western Michigan on Feb. 22. Took a no-decision in first start of the season after allowing three runs on five hits with two strikeouts at The Citadel on Feb. 15.

2013: Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America after going 5-1 with a 2.14 ERA. Had 55 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched and 22 total appearances on the mound, including six starts. Struck out three in two innings of perfect relief in Cardinals' win over Pittsburgh on May 17. Won second straight start striking out five while allowing two earned runs on four hits in 5.0+ innings at Ohio State on May 14. Struck out a career-best eight in a four-hit complete game shutout win at Eastern Kentucky on May 7. Did not issue a walk while scattering just four singles to deliver the first complete game shutout for a Louisville player since Dean Kiekhefer's five-hit, 7-0 win over Villanova on April 2, 2010. Struck out three in 1.1 innings of shutout relief to earn first career save on April 30 in Cardinals' win over WKU. Had two strikeouts in 1.1 innings of shutout relief against No. 3 Vanderbilt on April 23. Came out of the bullpen for 1.1 innings of shutout relief with three strikeouts at WKU on April 9. Making third start of the season, finished with no-decision after allowing two runs on one hit in 2.0+ innings against No. 6 Kentucky. Suffered first career loss and allowed first earned runs after No. 19 Indiana plated four earned and five total on six hits in 4.2 innings on March 27. Went career long 5.2 innings allowing only three unearned runs with career best four strikeouts in first career start to earn the victory in Cards' 6-3 triumph over USC on March 20. Earned first career win with 2.1 innings of shutout relief as Cardinals completed sweep of Xavier on March 16. Extended career-opening scoreless streak to 10.0 innings with 0.2 innings of shutout relief against Purdue on March 13. Struck out two without allowing a hit in 2.1 innings of shutout relief against Alabama on March 10. Provided third straight shutout relief appearance allowing two hits with three strikeouts in two innings against Morehead State on Feb. 26. Came out of the bullpen for two innings of shutout relief with three strikeouts in Cards' series-opening victory over Akron on Feb. 22. Pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts and only two hits allowed in collegiate debut against USF.

High School: Three-year letterwinner in baseball at Oak Forest High School. Ranked among Top 200 players in the nation as a senior by Perfect Game USA. 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year in Illinois. Two-time First Team All-State selection. Two-time Conference Player of the Year. Three-time All-Conference selection. Three-time All-Area honoree. School record holder in career wins, strikeouts, ERA and innings pitched. Finished 11-2 with 0.65 ERA and 132 strikeouts as a senior at Oak Forest. Was 12-0 with 0.83 ERA and 142 strikeouts as a junior as Oak Forest finished second in the state overall. Went 9-1 with 1.55 ERA and 65 strikeouts as a sophomore. Earned three letters in basketball playing guard/forward while earning All-Conference honors. Also earned one letter as quarterback and wide receiver in football at Oak Forest.

Personal: Born Kyle James Funkhouser on March 16, 1994 in Palos Heights, Ill. Son of Dennis and Laura Funkhouser. Has two brothers, Matt and Joe. Undecided on major at UofL. People with the greatest influence on his athletic career are his parents who have always kept him on track and helped get him into baseball. Hobbies and interests include sports, video games and music. Favorite movies are Remember the Titans and The Sandlot. Favorite TV shows are SportsCenter and Pawn Stars. Favorite athletes include Derek Jeter, Derrick Rose and Brian Urlacher. Favorite cereal is Cocoa Puffs. Favorite candy bar is 3 Musketeers. Favorite foods include deep dish pizza, hot dogs and grilled chicken. Favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago White Sox. Favorite restaurants are Olive Garden and Portillos. Was spelling bee winner from third grade through fifth grade. Mom Laura played college volleyball at Indiana State.

Career Stats:

Year

ERA

W

L

App

GS

CG

SHO

CBO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2B

3B

HR

BF

B/Avg

WP

HBP

BK

SFA

SHA

2013

2.14

5

1

22

6

1

1

1

1

54.2

43

21

13

25

55

8

2

1

235

.214

2

4

2

1

3

2014

1.94

13

3

18

18

0

0

4

0

120.1

85

33

26

65

122

10

1

2

506

.201

9

8

1

3

8

TOTAL

2.01

18

4

40

24

1

1

5

1

175.0

128

54

39

90

177

18

3

3

741

.205

11

12

3

4

11

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