31 Kyle Klotz
31 Kyle Klotz
Height: 5-11
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fairview, Tenn.
Position: RHP
Last School: Creekwood HS
Bats/Throws: R/R

Stats: 20182017 l 2016

2018: A go-to hurler from the bullpen, appearing in 22 games... Made first appearance of the season at Morehead State (3/17)... Pitched an inning and struck out two against No. 8 Vanderbilt (3/21)...  Notched his first victory of the season against UT Martin (3/25)... Recorded two assists at Tennessee (4/3)... Threw a season-high 3.0 frames against Evansville (5/15)... Secured a save in the extra-inning victory over Northwestern, throwing the final inning and allowing just one hit (5/18)... Struck out two in one inning of work four times.

2017: A regular reliever for Belmont pitching staff, appearing in five of the squads first six contests... Collected his first win on the mound against Bowling Green (2/26), sitting down all three batters he faced... Tossed a season high 3.1 frames against  then-No. 17 Georgia Tech (3/4), striking out four batters... Appeared in 11 of the Bruins first 18 games... Contributed on the mound to Belmont’s 3-0 shutout of Evansville (5/3), logging an inning of work... Tied a career-best four strikeout performance against SEMO (5/12)... Took his first career at bat at Evansville (5/16)... Carved his name atop the Belomnt baseball record book appearing in 46 games in his sophomore campaign, an all-time record... Named OVC Pitcher of the Week (5/15), appearing in all six of Belmont's games that week and only relinquishing one run while striking out 10 batters.   

2016: Notched his first appearance of the season against Illinois State (2/20/16) .. Logged 3.2 innings against Evansville (3/2) ... Notched a scoreless inning of relief against SIUC (3/8) ... Recorded his first collegiate win against NIU when he recorded 3.1 innings of relief (3/13) ... Registered his second victory of the year against EKU after pitching 2.1 innings in relief (3/19) ... Appeared for 1.2 innings at SIUE, allowing zero earned runs (4/9) ... Picked up his third win of the season as he logged three innings of relief at Lipscomb giving up 0 earned runs (4/12) ... Logged three innings of impressive relief at Tennessee (5/10) ... Finished the regular season 4-4 with a 5.60 ERA in 45 innings … Tied for the team lead with 27 appearances which ranked him third in all of the OVC ...

Prior to Belmont: The Dickson, Tenn. native was a three year starter at Creek Wood High School for Head Coach Christopher Clapper ... Compiled a career 15-6 record ... Tabbed 11 AA Pitcher of the Year in 2014 ... Two-time All-District selection ... 2015 All-Region team member ... Garnered 2014 TBCA Region 5-6 Team honors and was named TBCA team Tennessee during the same season.

Personal: Son of Richard and Felicia Klotz ... Brother to Cameron, Chase and Clay ... Dickson, Tenn. native.