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#7 Kyle Butler
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher/Infielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
City/State: Apex, N.C.
High School: Apex
Kyle Butler
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/29/2009

2008

  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Worked exclusively out of the bullpen, logging 22.2 innings over 12 appearances
  • Finished with a 4.37 ERA and two saves, both of which were three-inning jobs
  • His second save came after he held no. 2 North Carolina to one run on four hits over the final three innings to lock up an 11-3 win (3/8)
  • Struck out 13 total batters while walking five
  • Did not give up a home run all year
  • Lasted longer than an inning in seven appearances
  • Contributed an inning of relief in a combined shutout over Alabama A&M (2/27)
  • Did not allow a run in his first three appearances, giving up just three hits and a walk while striking out six batters during the six-inning span
  • Also made a start at second base against Hartford, going 1-for-4 with a run (3/19)
  • Saw brief action in right field against Virginia Tech (5/16).

2007

  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Made nine appearances as a relief pitcher
  • Filled in at second base due to an injury to Duke’s starter
  • Logged 17 starts at second base and one at third base
  • Collected 13 hits, including two doubles
  • Knocked in five runs and scored four times
  • Put together a 2.92 ERA, the third lowest on the team, after allowing just 14 hits and four earned runs through 12.1 innings of work
  • Walked only three of his 53 batters faced
  • Did not give up an earned run until his seventh appearance of the season
  • Made five appearances against ACC opponents, putting together a 3.68 ERA

2006

  • Served as the bullpen catcher and team manager before being added to the roster prior to the Virginia Tech series (4/21-23)

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner at Apex High School
  • All-conference selection during his sophomore and senior campaigns
  • Honorable mention all-conference honoree as a freshman

Personal

  • Born Kyle David Butler on October 27, 1986, in Oscoda, Mich.
  • Son of Charles and Diane Butler
  • Has a brother, Andrew
  • Grandfather, Dave Dubow, ran track and cross country at N.C. State
  • Cousin, Donald McIntosh, played soccer at Duke
  • Majoring in mechanical engineering with a certificate in Markets and Management.
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