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Kyle McGrath

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Butler

Last College:
Eastern Kentucky

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
LHP

Experience:
1L

B/T:
L/L


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

04/20/2013

Late Rally Lifts No. 8 Baseball to 7-4 Win at St. John's

Cardinals plate two runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth for the victory

04/13/2013

Young, Bullpen Lead No. 8 Baseball Rally over Elon

Cards' 3B drives in winning run and cranks 3-run HR while relief pitching is spotless

04/10/2013

No. 8 Baseball Falls 6-5 at Western Kentucky

Sturgeon hits first home run of the season; Cards match season-high with four errors

04/09/2013

No. 8 Louisville Visits WKU for Midweek Matchup

Cardinals and Hilltoppers set for 7 p.m., ET first pitch Tuesday at Bowling Green Ballpark

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

06/06/2014

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

06/01/2014

LOUISVILLE V KENTUCKY | NCAA REGIONAL

Louisville v Kentucky | NCAA Regional

2014: Selected in the 36th round (1,077th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres and signed a professional contract. Closed collegiate career by going 2-1 with a 1.34 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 40.1 innings and 23 relief appearances as a junior. Made a pair of scoreless relief appearances in NCAA Regional, including two innings of shutout work against Kentucky in title game triumph. Pitched two innings of strong relief with two strikeouts against USF on May 23 at American Championship. Made two scoreless relief appearances in weekend sweep at No. 7 Houston, including three innings of work on April 13. Threw an inning of perfect relief striking out two against Purdue on April 8. Had two scoreless relief outings in series win over Memphis, including 1.2 innings with four strikeouts in clinching victory on April 6. Finished with three strikeouts in two shutout innings of relief at Kentucky on April 1. Had two scoreless relief outings in series win over Rutgers. Struck out four in 2.2 innings of shutout relief to earn first win of the season against Samford on March 15. Had season-high five strikeouts in four shutout innings of relief against Western Illinois on March 11. Matched season-high with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of shutout relief against Miami on March 7. Had four strikeouts in two innings of shutout relief in series finale with Western Michigan on Feb. 23. Suffered first loss of the season in first appearance after allowing two runs on two hits in 1.2 innings of relief at The Citadel on Feb. 15.

2013: Was 6-1 with two saves, a 2.27 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 47.2 innings pitched. Made 25 total appearances on the mound, including three starts in first season as a Cardinal. Earned his sixth win of the season allowing only one hit with two strikeouts in 2.2 innings of shutout relief against Georgetown on April 28. Came out of the bullpen for career best 4.2 innings of no-hit relief allowing only one walk while striking out four against Elon on April 13. Gave up first earned run since Feb. 20 (16.0 innings) on two hits in two innings of relief in Cardinals' win over Cincinnati on April 6 at inaugural Reds Collegiate Invitational at Great American Ball Park. Allowed an unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief against No. 6 UK on April 2. Earned a pair of saves with two scoreless outings in Cards' first and third games against No. 15 Notre Dame. Struck out five in 2.1 innings of relief in opener with Irish on March 28. Pitched an inning of shutout relief with a strikeout in Cards' March 23 win over Rutgers to clinch his fourth win of the season. In longest outing as a Cardinal, worked 4.0 innings of relief allowing only an unearned run on two hits with career best six strikeouts to earn his third win of the season on March 19 against USC. Made a pair of scoreless relief appearances in Cardinals' series sweep of Alabama earning wins in each outing. Provided a scoreless 14th inning in March 8 win over Crimson Tide before adding a perfect 10th inning of work in March 10 victory. Struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief against Kent State on March 3. Finished with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning of relief against Morehead State on Feb. 26. Had three strikeouts while allowing one run in 2.1 innings of relief against former team, EKU, on Feb. 20. Allowed only a hit in 1.1 innings of shutout relief against Indiana in Louisville baseball debut.

2012: Sat out after transferring from Eastern Kentucky University.

Before UofL: Played one season at Eastern Kentucky University before transferring to Louisville, where he will sit out during the 2012 season. In his freshman season with EKU, he was 3-4 with a 7.49 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 45.2 innings while making 10 starts and 11 appearances on the mound.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Butler High School where he was coached by Greg Lauder. As a senior, he earned All-State honorable mention as well as All-Region and All-District honors while finishing with 96 strikeouts in 70 innings of work as Butler finished as the state runner-up . Was also selected All-Region and All-District as a junior. As a senior, he set the single game state tournament record with 16 strikeouts against Boone County.

Personal: Born Kyle Daniel McGrath on July 31, 1992 in Louisville, Ky. Son of Melissa and James McGrath. Has two siblings, Kaitlyn and Kolin. Undecided on major at U of L. Biggest thrill in sports was winning a region title and playing in the state tournament as a senior at Butler. After college, he would like to play professional baseball and have a family. People with the greatest influence on his athletic career are his parents because they have helped him through everything to get where he is today. Hobbies and outside interests include playing video games and hanging with family and friends. Favorite movies are Anchorman and Step Brothers. Favorite TV shows are That 70's Show and Family Guy. Favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant, Josh Hamilton, Tim Lincecum and Tom Brady. Favorite cereal is Cap'n Crunch and favorite candy bar is Snickers. Favorite food is fettuccine alfredo and his favorite restaurant is Olive Garden. Prefers listening to country music. If he could have dinner with three people, he would invite Michael Jordan, Josh Hamilton and Kobe Bryant.

Career Stats:

Year

ERA

W

L

App

GS

CG

SHO

CBO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2B

3B

HR

B/Avg

WP

HBP

BK

2013

2.27

6

1

25

3

0

0

1

2

47.2

33

17

12

16

48

3

0

3

.195

2

6

0

2014

1.34

2

1

23

0

0

0

2

0

40.1

25

7

6

14

40

3

1

0

.187

4

1

2

TOTAL

1.84

8

2

48

3

0

0

3

2

88.0

58

24

18

30

88

6

1

3

.191

6

7

2

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