|Kyle Sumple 28
Versatile pitcher with good velocity and control...Possesses a solid breaking pitch and has unlimited potential...Spent his summer pitching in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, and will once again be a stalwart near the top of the Siena rotation as a senior.
AS A JUNIOR: Made 15 appearances including 12 starts, totaling 68 2/3 innings pitched...Tallied a 3-7 record with 56 strikeouts and a 6.29 ERA...Rebounded from a rough start by posting all three of his wins during MAAC play...Hurled nine-inning complete games against Niagara (4/2) and Fairfield (5/14)...Tossed a five-inning two-hitter against Iona (4/24), striking out five while recording his first win of the year...Threw a seven-inning gem against Saint Peter's (5/8), allowing one run on just two hits while striking out nine to tie a career-high.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made 17 appearances including seven starts, while posting first two career victories and first save...Named MAAC Pitcher of the Week (2/23) after hurling four shutout innings in earning a save at Arkansas State (2/21)...Finished third on the team and tops among returnees with a 6.51 ERA...Pitched two or more shutout innings on three separate occasions...Posted staff-best 3:to:1 strikeout to walk ratio...Limited opponents to just 2.6 walks per nine innings, best on the team...Threw 6.1 innings of one hit, shutout baseball against Niagara (4/11)...Concluded season with career-high nine strikeouts and one earned run in seven innings in picking up the win at Iona (5/9)...Over final five outings (four starts), posted a 5.21 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 19 innings of work
AS A FRESHMAN: Made 10 appearances including three starts...Hurled five solid innings of two hit, two run ball in first career start against Hofstra (3/25)...Concluded season with five innings allowing just one run on four hits in start at Cornell (4/22)...Limited opponents to a .258 batting average against.
BEFORE SIENA: All-Conference selection as a senior...Team was Conference Champions and Class S runner-up in the state championship...Completed his senior year with 40 innings and a 2.40 ERA...Led team with 45 strikeouts.
ROSSI ON SUMPLE: "Kyle is coming off an outstanding summer in the New York Collegiate Baseball League where he made the league All-Star Team. He came on strong at the end of last spring, and the coaching staff looks for him to be a major force."
SUMPLE CAREER BESTS
First Start: Hofstra (3-25-08)
First Win: Saint Peter's (4-5-09)
First Save: Arkansas State (2-21-09)
Most Strikeouts: 9 - two times