Innings Pitched: 9.0, 5/14 at Florida
Strikeouts: *10, last 5/14 at Florida
Hits Allowed: 9, 3/20 vs. Mississippi State
Walks Allowed: 5, 6/4 vs. Washington
Runs Allowed: 5, 3/20 vs. Mississippi State
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Kyle has been a mature pitching presence since he arrived at Vanderbilt. Along with his personal investment, Kyle has been able to capitalize on his Vanderbilt experiences as well as his summer opportunities to develop into a special baseball player. He is a combination of athletic ability, a special arm, ball skills and mentality all rolled together. We have been able to rely on him in tough situations which he has thrived upon. He loves the arena of competition.
2016 - Named to the All-SEC second team after going 8-4 with a 3.09 ERA in 16 starts as a sophomore, posted a team-best 1.76 ERA in 10 league starts... Roughed up for second straight outing in NCAA Regional loss to Washington 6/4 allowing seven runs on eight hits with a career-high five walks over 6.2 innings of no decision... Tagged for a career-high 10 runs on a career-high 11 hits in SEC Tournament loss to Texas A&M 5/27 pitching five innings and striking out seven... Punched out nine over six innings in his eighth win of the year against Auburn 5/21, allowing two runs on five hits in his fourth straight win... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week for his three-hit shutout, 10-strikeout performance at Florida... Recorded his first career complete game with a three-hit shutout at Florida 5/14, matching a career-best 10 strikeouts, facing two over the minimum and not allowing a runner to reach second base... Turned in seven scoreless innings allowing only three hits and striking out six to earn his sixth win at Texas A&M 5/6... Earned his fifth win of the year against Georgia 4/30 allowing three runs on five hits over seven innings with one walk and nine strikeouts... Turned in his fourth quality start of the season in a no decision against Kentucky 4/16 allowing one unearned run on five hits with six strikeouts, 0-2 over last four starts despite allowing five earned runs over 27.1 innings... Tough-luck loser for second straight week despite quality start allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings in loss at LSU 4/8... Gave up two runs over a 7.1 innings vs. South Carolina 4/1 taking his first loss of the season while striking out five and walking three... Punched out a career-best 10 over six scoreless innings at Missouri 3/26 scattering three hits in a no decision... Won his team-leading fourth game of the year despite rocky start vs. Mississippi State 3/20 allowing five runs, one earned, on nine hits with five strikeouts... Earned the win at Stanford 3/6 with five solid innings allowing two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and no walks... Dominated over three scoreless innings, striking out six in win over UIC 2/28... Pitched two innings as planned in season debut against San Diego 2/21, punching out three and allowing two singles... SUMMER BALL Pitched for Team USA, going 2-0 in five games, two starts, with a 2.20 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 16.1 innings.
2015 - Recorded his second save with a clean ninth inning vs. Indiana 5/30 in NCAA Tournament... Twirled 3.2 scoreless innings against Florida 5/24 in SEC Tournament Championship game striking out three and allowing only one hit, longest outing since 3/31... Struck out both batters he faced in 10th inning to pick up win in SEC Tournament vs. Missouri 5/20... Named to the Freshman All-SEC team after leading VU with 10 relief outings in league games and a bullpen-best 21 strikeouts... Recorded his first career save with two perfect innings at Alabama 5/15 with three strikeouts... Turned in his longest outing since a start 3/31 with 2.2 innings against Florida 5/8 out of the bullpen allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits with four strikeouts... Struck out the only batter he faced to strand two runners in eighth inning at Kentucky 5/3... Entered with the bases loaded and struck out the only batter he faced to preserve lead in win at Kentucky 5/1... Stranded an inherited runner at third base and working 1.2 scoreless innings at Belmont 4/28... Punched out two in a scoreless inning vs. Missouri 4/25... Finished off Vanderbilt's 10th shutout of the season with a scoreless ninth vs. MTSU 4/21 to match the school record set in 2004... Tossed a scoreless inning at South Carolina 4/18 allowing two hits and two inherited runners to score in loss... Worked a perfect ninth inning vs. Belmont 4/14 with a strikeout... Took his first career loss allowing a run in the 16th inning against Ole Miss 4/10, struck out three in two innings... Named co-SEC Freshman of the Week 4/6 for winning two games and pitching 7.1 scoreless innings over two outings... Earned the win out of the pen with 2.1 shutout innings at Georgia 4/5... Tossed five scoreless innings in his third start of the year to notch his third win in 6-0 shutout of Wofford 3/31, extended scoreless innings streak to 17.1 innings... Earned his second win out of the bullpen with three no-hit innings allowing only an unearned run at MTSU 3/24... Turned in a clean frame with one strikeout in loss at Auburn 3/20... Needed just eight pitches to close down the ninth inning in win over Tennessee Tech 3/17... Tossed two scoreless innings out of the bullpen in win over Quinnipiac 3/10 striking out two and allowing one hit... Worked 3.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen allowing only one hit at USC 3/7... Tagged for four runs on five hits in one inning of his start against Illinois State 3/1... Named the TSWA Pitcher of the Week for his six scoreless innings in his first career start against Indiana State... Tossed six scoreless innings in his first career start to earn the win in Port Charlotte, Fla. against Indiana State allowing three hits, striking out six and not allowing a runner to reach third base... Turned in 4.1 solid innings in his collegiate debut against Santa Clara 2/14 in the first game of a doubleheader allowing one unearned run on three hits with four strikeouts.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered four years in baseball and one in track... Played for his dad, Roger, at Buckhorn HS... 2012 team won area championship and advanced to the third round of the playoffs... Named All-State 3B and All-Tennessee Valley 3B in 2014... 2013 North-South All-Star Game MVP... Tagged All-State in 2012 as a utility player and Huntsville Times MVP... Played summer ball or high school ball with Kyle Conger (Belmont), Tyler Brown (Lipscomb), Will Gardner (Tenn. Tech), Alex Junior (Tenn. Tech) and Matt Cogen (Old Dominion).
ACADEMICS - Wright is majoring in American studies.
PERSONAL - Kyle Hardy Wright... Born 10/2/95 in Huntsville, Ala.... Son of Roger and Belinda Wright... Has two brothers, Mitchell and Trey... Mitchell is a senior pitcher at Alabama-Huntsville... Favorites include: Miguel Cabrera (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (team), Division 3 Football’s Finest and Billy Madison (movies), The Walking Dead and Family Guy (TV shows), Adam Sandler (actor), burrito bowl from Chipotle (favorite meal), Kid Cudi, Gucci and Billy Currington (music)... Says Channing Tatum would play him in a movie... Uses friendly as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Jason Delay and Bryan Reynolds... Lists winning the WWBA National Championship as his most memorable athletic moment... Recipient of the Hendrix Athletic Scholarship... Chose Vanderbilt for “the combination of athletics and academics.”
Kendall, Infante lead way in loss
Weather forecast pushes season opener up to Thursday
13 SEC players on list to open season
Four Dores named preseason All-SEC
Commodores hosting team banquet Saturday
Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)
Vanderbilt vs. Auburn on the final day of the 2016 regular season
Vanderbilt takes Kentucky in SEC baseball action Saturday afternoon at Hawkins Field.
Vanderbilt played Virginia in the third game of the CWS finals at TD Ameritrade Park. (Joe Howell)
Vanderbilt played Virginia in the third game of the CWS finals at TD Ameritrade Park. (John Russell)