Palm Bay, Fla.
Eastern Florida State
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The asterisk next to 2020 bios indicate the NJCAA’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 NJCAA ruling.
2022 BASEBALL AMERICA ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, RP
2022 D1BASEBALL ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, RP
2022 NCBWA ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, RP
2022 PERFECT GAME ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, RP
2022 ABCA/RAWLINGS ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM, RP
2022 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM, RP
2022 NCAA DIVISION I ALL-REGION, FIRST TEAM, RP
2022 ALL-ACC, FIRST TEAM, RP
2022 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
2022 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR FINALIST
2022 DICK HOWSER TROPHY SEMIFINALIST
Sophomore (2022): Pitched in 24 games as All-American closer for Hurricanes…Led ACC and ranked fifth nationally with 14 saves…Went 0-1 with 1.65 ERA over 32.2 innings. Struck out 62 batters while walking just six…Held opponents to .116 batting average…Averaged 17.1 strikeouts per nine innings pitched with 10.3 strikeout-to-walk ratio…His 14 saves tie him for 10th place in single season in Miami history, joining former standouts Robbie Morrison (1996), George Huguet (2001) and Carson Palmquist (2021)…Started season with 22.2-inning scoreless streak…Notched first career save, striking out four of five batters faced in season-opening win over Towson (Feb. 18)…Registered six-out save vs. Harvard (Feb. 26)…Pitched season-long 2.1 innings and picked up save against No. 14 Florida (Mar. 4)…Punched out four in six-out save at No. 18 Clemson (Mar. 19)…Earned save with 1.2 scoreless innings at FAU (Mar. 23)…Struck out lone batter faced to record save vs. No. 13 North Carolina (Mar. 25)…Tallied final three outs to collect save at Duke (May 1)…Tossed 1.2 shutdown frames to preserve 4-3 win at Duke (May 2)…Struck out side in ninth for save against FGCU (Apr. 5)…Locked down 5-4 victory over No. 3 Virginia (Apr. 9)…Punched out all three batters faced in save vs. FAU (Apr. 12)…Collected four strikeouts as part of six-out save at No. 21 Virginia Tech (Apr. 16)…Totaled season-high six strikeouts across two innings of one-run baseball vs. Pitt (Apr. 22)…Posted six-out save against North Dakota State (May 8)…Notched final five outs to earn save in Coral Gables Regional opener vs. Canisius (Jun. 4).
2021 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
Freshman (2021): Made 19 appearances, including one start, as right-handed pitched for the Canes…Posted 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 .221 batting average over 24.2 innings pitched…Started Miami career with seven consecutive scoreless appearances…Struck out batter in scoreless inning at NC State (Mar. 5)…Had one strikeout in shutout frame at FGCU (Mar. 17)…Struck out both batters faced vs. Florida State (Mar. 20)…Had 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 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 faced in season finale vs. South Alabama (June 6).
*True Freshman (2020 – ESFC): Posted 2.00 ERA and 26 strikeouts over 18 innings pitched in shortened 2020 season.
High School: Earned one varsity letter at Bayside…Had 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 starter on the 2001 Miami Hurricanes football national championship team and played at Miami from 1998-2002…majoring in business technology.