Palm Bay, Fla.
Eastern Florida State
The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season bios indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2020 to 2021 due to this NCAA ruling.
2021 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
*Freshman (2021): Made 19 appearances, including one start, as a right-handed pitched for the Canes…Posted a 1.46 ERA that was lowest among pitchers with at least 10 appearances…Struck out 36 batters while walking just nine and holding opponents to a .221 batting average over 24.2 innings pitched…Started Miami career with seven consecutive scoreless appearances…Struck a batter in a scoreless inning at NC State (Mar. 5)…Had one strikeout in a shutout frame at FGCU (Mar. 17)…Struck out both batters he faced vs. Florida State (Mar. 20)…Had a strikeout in scoreless inning at FIU (Mar. 31)…Struck out three batters in two scoreless innings vs. Duke (Apr 3)…Had two strikeouts over two shutout innings in first career start vs. FIU (Apr. 7)…Struck out one batter over 1.1 scoreless frames at Pittsburgh (Apr 9)…Struck out a season-best seven batters over 2.2 innings of relief vs. FGCU (Apr. 14)…Has two strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless innings vs. Clemson (Apr. 17)…Struck out one batter in scoreless inning vs. FGCU (Apr. 27)…Fanned five batters over season-high three innings at Boston College (May 2)…Had two strikeouts in scoreless frame vs. App State (May 9)…Struck out four batters over 1.2 shutout innings vs. Georgia Tech (May 16)…Whiffed two batters in 1.1 scoreless innings at Louisville (May 21)…Had one strikeout in shutout inning at Louisville (May 22)…Pitched 0.2 scoreless innings vs. Florida State in ACC tournament (May 28)…Made NCAA tournament debut vs. USF (June 5)…Retired only batter he faced in season finale vs. South Alabama (June 6).
*True Freshman (2020 – ESFC): Posted a 2.00 ERA and 26 strikeouts over 18 innings pitched in shortened 2020 season.
High School: Earned one varsity letter at Bayside…Had a 1.57 ERA and 213 strikeouts over 125 innings in high school career.
Personal: Son of Kyle and Angela Walters…Has three siblings: brother, Brian, and sisters, Ali and Jenna…Father, Kyle, played basketball at Florida Tech from 1996-98 and mother, Angela, played softball at Florida Tech from 1993-97…Uncle, Matt Walters, was a starter on the 2001 Miami Hurricanes football national championship team and played at Miami from 1998-2002…majoring in business technology.