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  Kyle Simpson

Kyle Simpson

Player Profile

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Lyman, SC

High School:
Byrnes

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
OF

Academic Major:
Business

2008: Appeared in 46 games and started 44 as an outfielder ... Saw time in both left and center field ... Hit .283 with six doubles and 24 RBIs ... Tied for the team lead with two triples and was second with 34 runs and third with two homers ... Posted a .355 on-base percentage ... Hit .291 (23-for-79) with 18 runs and 11 RBIs in night games ... Hit three-run homer to cap an eight-run sixth inning against Wofford (2/26) ... Finished game 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs ... Added two hits and two runs against A-10 champions Charlotte (2/27) ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs and a triple in second game of sweep of ETSU (3/1) ... Had a hit and two sac flies to drive in three runs against Mercer (3/9) ... Went on nine-game hitting streak from March 17 to April 1, hitting .436 (17-for-39) with eight runs ... Went 3-for-5 in 5-1 win over Presbyterian (3/27) ... Went 3-for-4 with a career-high four runs, a double and a triple in win over North Carolina A&T (4/1) ... Went 2-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs in win over Kennesaw State (4/11) ... Finished season on seven-game hitting streak to raise average 23 points, as he went 11-for-27 (.407) with four runs and four RBIs in the stretch ... Tossed two scoreless innings in mopup relief, allowing just a walk and wild pitch ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2007: Appeared in 35 games and started 28 ...Started games in all three outfield positions, playing five in left, 10 in center and 13 in right, posting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 56 chances ... Finished season with .247 average and finished fourth on the team with 23 walks and second with seven hit by pitches to record a healthy .436 on-base percentage ... Went 2-for-3 with first career home run and two RBIs against Newberry (2/20) ... Went 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs at Newberry (2/28) ... Notched three-RBI game with a two-run double and a bases-loaded walk against Southern Wesleyan (3/7) ... Hit two-run inside-the-park home run against Lander, finishing game with three RBIs (4/13) ... Also had two-run games against Georgia Southwestern (3/10), North Greenville (4/24) and Columbus State (5/12) ... Added a triple in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament game against national-runner up Columbus State ... Posted a six-game hitting streak from Feb. 20 to March 3, going 8-for-16 (.500) during that span with five runs and four RBIs.

2006: Saw action in three games as a reserve, getting one hit in three at bats ... First collegiate hit was a pinch-hit double at Mars Hill (4/11) ... Also scored a run in the game.

High School: Two-time captain and three-year letterwinner for Ron Simmons at Byrnes High ... Posted .375 batting average and earned all-region honors as a senior ... Also picked up a slot on the North/South All-Star Team and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal All-Academic Team ... Also a three-year letterwinner for the Rebels' football team ... Helped team to three straight state championships and served as a team captain as a senior ... Member of the Beta Club and earned the school's Student-Athlete Award.

Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1987 ... Parents are Tommy and Tammy Simpson ... Has a brother, A.J. ... Major is business ... Favorite food is baby-back ribs ... Favorite movie is "Talladega Nights" ... Favorite actor is Will Smith ... Hero growing up was Tom Glavine ... Favorite musical artist is Brad Paisley ... Dream job is to own a custom car shop.

 
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