2011 (JUNIOR): Named TranSouth Scholar-Athlete … Compiled 4-4 mark with 2.54 ERA in 49.2 innings and 14 appearances with three starts … Recorded three saves, allowing 45 hits with 15 walks and 32 strikeouts … Tossed 3.1 scoreless innings in season opener versus Missouri Baptist, picking up a victory … Struck out five and worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam to pick up a save at Belhaven Univ. … Worked 2.0 scoreless frames against Brewton-Parker to earn his second save … Walked four and struck out six in 4.2 scoreless innings at Freed-Hardeman, earning his second victory … Knocked around for five runs on four hits in 1.1 innings at Northwood [TX] Univ., suffering the loss … Tossed 1.1 hitless frames against Trevecca Nazarene before missing next two weeks because of injury … Returned with one scoreless inning against Georgetown College to earn third save … Tossed seven innings against Union Univ., giving up four unearned runs on nine hits but taking the loss … Pitched four-hit shutout versus Martin Methodist, allowing four hits and three walks with three strikeouts … Allowed one run on two hits in six innings with six strikeouts at Lyon College … Suffered the loss versus Bethel Univ. in TranSouth Championships, giving up four runs on three hits in 2.1 innings … Tossed six innings of relief in first game against Tennessee Wesleyan in NAIA Championship Opening Round, allowing two unearned runs on four hits and taking the loss … Worked 4.2 innings of relief versus TWC in final game of season, giving up six runs on nine hits.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 contests with three starts, posting 1-0 record with 5.05 ERA in 35.2 innings with 25 strikeouts ... Team’s most consistent reliever, working more than one inning in six of nine relief appearances ... Named TranSouth Scholar-Athlete …Tossed one shutout inning with two strikeouts versus Viterbo Univ. … Allowed one earned run on four hits with four strikeouts in four innings at Oklahoma City Univ. … Tossed 6.2 innings at Oklahoma Baptist, giving up two unearned runs with eight strikeouts … Tossed 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts against Embry-Riddle … Allowed four runs on eight hits with three strikeouts in start versus Davenport Univ. … Gave up two runs on six hits in two innings against Lambuth Univ. … Started versus Lee Univ., allowing six runs on six hits in three-plus innings … Tossed one inning against Milligan College, giving up an unearned run … Pitched one scoreless inning at Mid-Continent and gave up one run in 1.2 innings versus Freed-Hardeman in opener of TranSouth Championships … Started third and final game against Union Univ., tossing 6.2 innings and allowing five runs on 10 hits to earn first career victory … Tossed 1.1 innings versus Point Loma Nazarene at NAIA World Series, giving up one run on three hits.
AT CUMBERLAND: Redshirted in 2008 and played junior varsity in 2009.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Macon County HS ... Named All-District as sophomore, junior and senior … Elected District MVP as senior … Posted 1.12 ERA as senior … Also four-year letterwinner in football at MCHS … Selected All-Region and All-State quarterback as senior … Accumulated 2,000 passing yards as senior … Graduated sixth in his class.
PERSONAL: Keith Ryan Kirby … Son of Barry Kirby and Deborah Lozier … Born August 11, 1989.