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9 Kenny Towns
Kenny  Towns


Burke, Va.

High School:
Lake Braddock

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185



Record Crowd Attends 2016 Step Up to the Plate

Crowd of over 1,000 watches as NCAA champions receive rings


National Champions! Virginia Wins 2015 College World Series

Cavaliers take College World Series with 4-2 win over reigning champion Vanderbilt


Virginia Defeats Florida, 5-4, Advances to CWS Finals

Cavaliers play Vanderbilt beginning Monday in best-of-three finals


Virginia Defeats Florida, 1-0, in CWS, Advances to Bracket Championship

Waddell, Sborz combine on two-hitter


Virginia Defeats Arkansas in CWS Opener, 5-3

Cavaliers advance to face Florida or Miami on Monday evening in Omaha


Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators (CWS 06/20/15)

The Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators in the College World Series on June 6, 2015.


Baseball College World Series: Virginia vs. Florida

Virginia takes on Florida at the College World Series


A Championship Season in Photos: 2015 Virginia Baseball

Images from UVa's run through College World Series and to the national title


College World Series vs. Arkansas (USATSI)

The team defeated Arkansas, 5-3 in the first round of the College World Series at Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.


Baseball vs. Miami (By Kelsey Grant)

Baseball vs. Miami (By Kelsey Grant)

• Played in 207 career games (ninth in UVa history), including 178 starts
• Appeared in program-record 33 NCAA tournament games and also holds UVa’s tourney records for starts (31), hits (36), RBI (28) and doubles (9)
• Finished fourth in program history with 31 HBP and sixth in doubles (51) and RBI (159)

• Selected to All-NCAA College World Series Team
• Named to All-ACC Second Team at third base
• Named to All-NCAA Lake Elsinore Regional Team
• Started all 68 games at third base and in cleanup spot in batting order
• Tied school record with 67 RBI, which ranked third in ACC in 2015
• Ranked 13th nationally in RBI in 2015
• Recorded 21 doubles (sixth in school history, tied for first in ACC in 2015)
• Ended career on 10-game hit streak and had hits in 11 of 12 NCAA tournament games
• Led team with seven RBI in College World Series as well as 12 RBI in NCAA tournament; six of his CWS RBI came with two outs
• Brought in go-ahead run with seventh-inning sac fly in CWS win over Florida to clinch berth in CWS Finals (6/20); also had two-run double in the game
• Hit go-ahead RBI double in eighth inning of CWS opener against Arkansas (6/13)
• Hit 3-run home run in ACC tournament against Miami (5/20); was 4-for-16 with five RBI in tournament
• Homered and drove in five runs in win over James Madison (4/8)
• Went 4-for-4 with three doubles, three RBI in win over Towson (3/17); tied school record for doubles in a game
• Earned bachelor’s degree in history on May 16

• Played in 56 games, with 53 starts (46 at third base, six at first base and one at DH)
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• After batting .094 in first 12 games of season, he hit .316 the remainder of season
• Batted .340 (18-for-53) with 10 RBI in 12 starts in NCAA tournament; had second-most hits and third-most RBI of any player in the tournament
• Hit .308 (8-for-26) in College World Series; recorded three hits and drove in two runs in second game of CWS Finals
• Had pair of three-hit games, each in UVa wins, in NCAA super regional against Maryland; drove in four runs in decisive third game
• Was 4-for-14 with pair of RBI in NCAA regional
• Was 3-for-8 with two RBI in Wake Forest series
• Was 3-for-10 with pair of RBI in Georgia Tech series
• Was 2-for-3 with three RBI in win over Liberty (5/7)
• Hit solo home run in win at Florida State (4/27)
• Hit decisive 2-run home run in second game of UNC series (4/19)
• Had 9-game hit streak snapped March 28 vs. Virginia Tech
• Went 3-for-3 with three RBI in series opener against Boston College (3/14)


• Played in 55 games, with 48 starts at third base and DH
• Tied for second on team with seven home runs
• Also was second on team and tied for third in ACC with five triples
• Drove in 44 runs, which was sixth on team
• Named to NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• Ended year on career-long 11-game hitting streak
• Was 4-for 12 with three doubles, triple, four RBI in regional
• Had good ACC tournament, going 4-for-12 with pair of home runs and team-high six RBI
• Hit solo homer in ACC tourney game vs. Georgia Tech (5/23) and then ripped first career walkoff HR against Florida State (5/25), a three-run blast in 12th inning
• Hit two grand slams, drove in eight runs in season opener at East Carolina (2/15)
• Went 3-for-8 with pair of RBI in UNC series
• Was 3-for-10 with four runs in Duke series
• Had good series at Virginia Tech, going 5-for-8 with home run and pair of doubles in the doubleheader
• Went 2-for-6 in Florida State series
• Was 2-for-10 with double in Wake Forest series
• Picked up three hits in Miami series
• Hit team-best fourth homer of year vs. Yale (3/19)
• Had three hits, including pair of doubles, in win over Harvard (3/2)

• Played in 28 games, with nine starts at DH
• After appearing in just seven of UVa's first 29 games, he saw time in 21 of the final 30 games, including all nine of his starts
• Made first career start at Duke (4/21)
• Batted .313 (10-for-32) as starter at DH (UVa was 8-1 in those games)
• Singled in first college at bat vs. Monmouth (2/24)
• Singled, picked up RBI in win over JMU (4/4)
• Singled to drive in the final run of the game in 16-4 win over George Washington (4/11)
• Made first two career starts in doubleheader at Duke (4/21)
• Had two hits in game one and was 3-for-7 in DH at Duke; reached base in 6 of 10 plate appearances
• Doubled, scored a run and drove in run in win at VCU (4/25)
• Was 3-for-10 with two RBI in Miami series (4/28-30)
• Had two hits in four at bats in Georgia Tech series (5/11-13); doubled in Game 2
• Went 2-for-6 in Maryland series (5/17-19); had five RBI in series
• Hit game-tying two-run double in eighth inning of Game 3 of Maryland series; also had two-run double in Game 2
• Drew a walk to load the bases and set up the go-ahead run against Clemson in ACC tournament opener (5/24)
• Started against Oklahoma in NCAA tournament and went 1-for-4 (6/3)

• Player of the Year for Patriot District and Northern Region in 2011
• All-State and All-Met in 2011
• 2011 All-Met Player of the Year
• 2011 Virginia State Player of the Year
• 2011 Virginia Preps Player of the Year
• All-State and All-Met Honorable Mention in 2010
• Named to First Team All-District and All-Region in 2010
• First Team All Patriot District in 2009
• Patriot District Honorable Mention in 2008
• Set LBHS single season records in batting average, total bases and doubles
• Set LBHS career records in batting average, at bats, total bases, hits, runs, runs batted in, walks and doubles
• Hit .550 with eight home runs, 35 RBI and .666 OBP in 2011
• Also went 7-1 with 1.20 ERA his senior year
• Named to Athletic Honor Roll four times
• Played for Coach Jody Rutherford at Lake Braddock High School

• Parents are Connie and James Towns
• Has one sister, Suzanne
• Enjoys playing ping pong, Frisbee and golf



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