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Tanner Kirby
Player Profile:
Tanner Kirby 1890271
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Maumelle, Ark.
High School: Maumelle HS
Major: Biology
Experience: 4 Letters

SENIOR SEASON (2018): Third most appearances on the team with 19 to end his career with 75, which is eighth most in school history ... pitched to a 7.80 ERA in 15 innings with 17 strikeouts against 12 walks ... posted a 1-0 record with win coming against Texas State May 6 ... in the win over the Bobcats Kirby tossed a season-high 2.2 innings out of the bullpen and didn't allow a hit with two strikeouts against one walk ... led the team with three holds with two coming during the opening weekend against Illinois State ... struck out the side in a perfect inning against Mississippi Valley State Feb. 27 ... did not allow a run in nine appearances ... got engaged prior to the Senior Day game May 13 ... pitched in both of A-State's shutouts against Illinois State (Feb. 16) and MVSU (Feb. 27).

JUNIOR SEASON (2017): Made a team-high 27 appearances with 26 coming out of the bullpen ... drew first start of career in SBC Tournament semifinals May 27 versus South Alabama ... posted a 4-2 record and was second on the team with two saves ... pitched to a 4.01 ERA in 49.1 innings with 43 strikeouts against 30 walks ... tossed a scoreless inning in the season-opening 6-0 win over NYIT Feb. 17 ... held hitters to a .265 batting average ... set career high with six strikeouts against Northwestern State Feb. 24 in season-high four innings pitched ... tied career high with two assists versus Cincinnati March 3 ... had 15 outings where he didn't allow a run ... first save of season came Feb. 24 at Northwestern State when he finished game with four innings ... second save of season came at Texas State March 31 in game one of a doubleheader when he finished game with 3.2 innings.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016): Appeared in 20 games with all outings coming in relief ... registered the lowest ERA on the team of 3.09 and lowest opponent batting average at .226 ... went 1-1 and struck out 28 batters while walking 16 in 35 innings ... second on the team with two saves and was part of one of A-State's two shutouts ... picked up first career win on May 27 over Texas State in the SBC Tournament with a career-high 6.1 innings pitched as he gave up one run (earned) on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts to tie his season high ... earned first career save with three scoreless innings at Southern Illinois April 19 in which he didn't allow a hit and walked one while striking out two ... notched another save in A-State's 8-6 win over No. 6 Ole Miss May 17 with 2.2 innings out of the bullpen as he gave up two unearned runs on two hits with one walk and a season-best tying five punch outs ... named to SBC Commissioner's List.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015): Appeared in nine games, all out of the bullpen ... registered a 6.35 ERA in 5.2 innings pitched ... allowed five runs, four earned and walked four with five strikeouts ... hit a batter and threw one wild pitch ... didn't allow an earned run in first three appearances before allowing a run against Tennessee in longest out of the year April 1 (1.1 innings pitched) ... tossed scoreless innings against Houston Baptist, Southern Illinois, and Murray State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Maumelle High Scholl where he went 7-2 during his senior season … had 69 strikeouts in 13 appearances … selected a 4A All-State selection a member for the 4A-4 All-Conference team … earned a spot on the Central Arkansas All-Metro Team … a member of team Arkansas in the Heartland Classic.

PERSONAL: Son of Terry and Heather Kirby … born June 13, 1996 … majoring in biology.

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