Green Wave wins the First NBC Cup in victory
Greenies win, 5-4, after playing their second straight extra-inning game
Greenies use six pitchers in contest
Game ends in eighth inning due to Conference USA 15-run rule
Napoli pitches well in his first weekend start of 2013
Career: A serviceable starter during the beginning of his career that developed into a key reliever during the end of his time at Tulane...went 14-8 in 55 games, including 16 starts...lead the Green Wave in saves during his senior year while also finishing in the top-25 in school history in games finished, lowest opponent batting average and strikeouts over nine innings...picked up two wins against LSU in his career.
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Appeared in eight games all in relief...went 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA with three saves over 27.2 innings...allowed 21 hits and five runs - four earned - while walking nine and striking out 35...held opponents to a batting average of .210...led the Green Wave in saves with three...struck out three while recording his first-career save in 3.0 innings of work against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/15)...struck out six across 4.1 innings at Louisiana Tech (2/23)...tied a career-high in strikeouts with eight, picking up the win against Sacred Heart (3/2)...notched the win at California (3/7), fanning seven and allowing no runs across 5.0 innings...picked up a save at East Carolina (3/14) in 4.0 innings of work...posted a save against Middle Tennessee (3/21), striking out one in 2.0 innings...earned the win against LSU (3/25), striking out five in 4.0 innings...pitched 0.1 inning in the second game of a doubleheader against UTSA (4/4).
2013 (Redshirt Junior): Appeared in 19 games with three starts...began the season as the third game weekend series starter...posted a 3-3 record with a 4.82 ERA in 46.2 innings pitched...allowed only 25 earned runs and issued 27 walks while striking out 34...second on the team in total pitching appearances with 19...fifth on the team in strikeouts with 34...started during the third game of the first two weekend series on the season, earning a win versus Missouri State (2/17) by going 5.0 innings and fanning four while getting the loss against Notre Dame (2/24) in 3.1 innings a week later...moved to the bullpen for a midweek game against New Orleans (2/27), striking out the two batters he faced in the contest...returned to the starting rotation for one final start at Alabama (3/3), going 3.1 innings and striking out four in a no decision...returned to the bullpen for the remainder of the season...made appearances against High Point (3/10), at Southeastern Louisiana (3/12), against UTSA (3/17), against Memphis (3/23), against LSU (3/26) and against Nicholls (4/2)...notched a win against ECU (4/13) in 4.1 innings of action, allowing just two hits and recording two strikeouts...notched another 4.1 inning performance against New Orleans (4/17), fanning three batters...made a 1.1 inning appearance at LSU (4/24), notching one K...recorded a season-high seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings at Marshall (4/26) in a losing effort...posted 5.0 innings and 5 strikeouts against Houston (5/3)...faced Nicholls (5/7) for 1.1 innings...got the win at UCF (5/11) by striking out four in 4.0 innings...got the ball for 0.2 innings against UAB (5/18), but was credited with the loss...made one appearance at the Conference USA Championship versus Southern Miss (5/22), totaling 1.0 inning.
2012 (Redshirt-Sophomore): Appeared in 14 games with five starts on the mound...ranked fourth on the team in wins (4)...was fifth on the squad in games finished (3) and strikeouts (31)...posted four wins on the season; versus UMBC (3/25), at Memphis (4/1), at UAB (4/15) and against Southern Miss (5/5)...tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts and one hit allowed versus Southeastern Louisiana (2/28)...stuck out both batters he faced versus Alabama (3/3)...allowed two runs on two hits in four innings of work versus Brown (3/16) with three strikeouts...picked up the victory and threw seven innings in his first start of the season against UMBC (3/25) with one run allowed on seven hits with seven strikeouts...allowed just two hits and fanned two in five and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief at Memphis (4/1) to grab the win...allowed four runs - one earned - in four and two-thirds innings in a start against #9 Rice (4/7) with one strikeout...allowed one run in five innings of work in a start at UAB (4/15) to collect the win...started and allowed six runs on six hits with four strikeouts in a start versus #19 UCF (4/22)...tossed three and two-thirds scoreless innings in relief versus Southern Miss (5/5) with four strikeouts...struck out a batter in an perfect inning of work in the series opener at Houston (5/11)...allowed a run on three hits in one and two-thirds innings in the series finale at Houston (5/13)...threw three and two-thirds innings and allowed three unearned runs with one strikeout versus UAB (5/25) at the Conference USA Tournament.
2011 (Sophomore): Received a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury on March 26...appeared in five games, all starts, on the mound...picked up wins against Northwestern State (3/2) and New Orleans (3/19)...threw two innings at Southeastern Louisiana (2/22) and allowed five runs - two earned - on six hits with two strikeouts...fanned seven and allowed one run on four hits in a win over Northwestern State (3/2)...surrendered one run in seven inning of work and struck out four against Wichita State (3/12)...fanned eight batters, allowing four runs, in six inning against New Orleans (3/19) to claim the win...tossed two and one-thirds innings and allowed four runs with four strikeouts at Southern Miss (3/26).
2010 (Freshman): Appeared in nine games with three starts...two of his nine appearances were scoreless...struck out a batter in six outings...owned a 2-1 record in 17 innings of work with a 8.47 ERA...struck out 15 batters to 13 walks...won his first career start over New Orleans (2/24)...made his collegiate debut against Boston College (2/20) with one inning of relief...allowed one run on two hits with six strikeouts in six innings of work against New Orleans (2/24)..surrendered four runs on eight hits in his second start at South Alabama (3/3)...fanned one in a scoreless inning in the first game of a double-header at East Carolina (4/3)...threw four perfect innings in a start versus LSU (5/18)...picked up the win with a scoreless 5.1 innings of work against LSU (5/18) as he allowed two hits and struck out five.
About Kyle McKenzie
Prep: The Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2009, McKenzie is the only pitcher in the history of Thayer Academy (Braintree, Mass.) to throw a perfect game as he retired all 21 Roxbury Latin batters on May 14, 2008 for striking out 14...named conference MVP as a senior and a Louisville Slugger All-American...helped coach Matt McGurk's Thayer Academy to a pair of Independent School League championships, in 2008 and 2009...finished the 2008 season with a 6-1 record (1.10 ERA), recorded one save and struck out 100 batters in 46 innings...selected to the 2007 and 2008 All-League All Star teams...ranked the number one prospect in Massachusetts in 2008 and 37th best prospect at the 2008 Team USA Tournament of Stars by Baseball America...also participated in the Area Code games.
Personal: Born Kyle Alexander McKenzie on September 13, 1990...son of Mike and Marie McKenzie...has two sisters, Kate and Liz...undecided major.