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2015 • Selected No. 40 overall (Competitive Balance Round A) by Milwaukee Brewers in 2015 MLB Draft • Named First-Team All-ACC for second straight year • Selected to Midseason Golden Spikes Award and National Pitcher of Year watch lists • Named 2015 Midseason All-American by Perfect Game • Missed nine weeks after straining lat muscle in start vs. Miami (4/17) • Returned to pitch twice in College World Series • Started against Florida (6/19) and earned first career save save in Game 3 of CWS Finals against Vanderbilt (6/24), recording strikeout for final out as UVa clinched its first national championship • Worked two scoreless innings of relief against Vanderbilt, striking out five • Six of his nine starts prior to injury were quality starts • Struck out 10-plus batters in three starts, including back-to-back starts vs Hartford (10) and Pitt (13) • Allowed two earned runs or fewer in his first seven starts
2014 • Named First-Team All-American by ABCA, Baseball America, Louisville Slugger; selected to NCBWA's Second-Team All-America squad • ACC Co-Pitcher of the Year (third in program history) and First-Team All-ACC honoree • Named one of 21 semifinalists for Golden Spikes Award • Named to midseason watch list for National Pitcher of Year Award • Selected to 2014 U.S. Collegiate National Team (did not compete) • Voted Most Outstanding Player of NCAA Charlottesville Regional • Made quality starts in 15 of 18 starts (11 straight to begin season - one of four players nationally to do so in 2014) • Led ACC in opponent batting average (.175), third in wins (9), innings (113.1) and strikeouts (112) and fifth in ERA (2.06) • Ranked fifth nationally in hits allowed (5.4), 13th in WHIP (0.89) and 14th in strikeouts • In UVa single-season annals, he ranked sixth in innings and seventh in strikeouts in 2014 • Started UVa's final 12 regular-season series openers • Worked twice in College World Series; allowed just one run, one hit and three walks over seven innings in CWS-opening win over Ole Miss (6/15) • Worked eight innings of one-hit baseball in NCAA regional win over Arkansas (5/31) • Left with lead in starts vs. Wake Forest (5/16) and FSU (5/24) but took no decision in each • Took no decision at FSU (4/25), allowing three earned runs, seven hits and one walk with seven strikeouts over six innings in UVa win • Picked up win against UNC after pitching 7 2/3 innings and striking out a dozen (4/18) • Earned win against Clemson with six innings of two-run baseball; limited ACC's top offense to four hits (4/11) • Struck out career-high 18 in no-hitter on April 4 at Pittsburgh (4/4); allowed two baserunners (walk, error) in fifth UVa no-hitter in last 50 years • No-hitter also was his first career complete game • Tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings in win vs. BC (3/14) • Worked six shutout innings, allowed just one hit and one walk with nine strikeouts in win at Duke (3/8)
2013 • Pitched in 24 games, which was fourth on staff • Recorded 37 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings • Induced inning-ending double play to end ninth against Duke; earned win after UVa rallied for win in bottom of inning (5/10) • Started and tossed two scoreless innings to earn win at VCU (4/30) • Worked 3 1/3 hitless innings, struck out six at Liberty (both career highs) • Picked up win vs. Towson with 1 1/3 scoreless innings (3/27) • Worked twice out of bullpen in Clemson series, including perfect eighth inning in Friday game • Made first college start against Harvard (3/2) • Earned win in relief against Toledo (2/24)
PREP • Named 2012 Virginia Player of the Year by Gatorade and ESPNHS • Went 9-1 with 1.24 ERA in 56 2/3 IP in 2012 (90 K, 25 BB); also batted .397 with 17 RBI • Named 2012 Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year • Coached by Pete Schumacher at James River PERSONAL • Parents are Joe and Susan Kirby • Has two brothers, Micheal and Josh