The Mountaineers’ closer last season, Kyle led the pitching staff with an ERA of 1.27 in 19 games. His record was 1-1 plus eleven saves in 21.1 innings. He gave up only three earned runs, issued four walks and struck out 28 opposing batters. At Bellarmine, approaching the final month of the season, Kyle had a record of 5-2 in eleven appearances including eight starts. His ERA of 1.31 was earned over 41.1 innings in which he walked 27, struck out 50, and limited the opposing teams to a paltry .184 batting average.