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: 2017

2017 (Sophomore): 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 (3/2/16) ... Notched a scoreless inning of relief against SIUC (3/8/16) ... Recorded his first collegiate win against NIU when he recorded 3.1 innings of relief (3/13/16) ... Registered his second victory of the year against EKU after pitching 2.1 innings in relief (3/19/16) ... Appeared for 1.2 innings at SIUE, allowing zero earned runs (4/9/16) ... Picked up his third win of the season as he logged three innings of relief at Lipscomb giving up 0 earned runs (4/12/16) ... Logged three innings of impressive relief at Tennessee (5/10/16) ... 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.