Duke Baseball BIO
7 Kenny Koplove
2014: Played in 56 games, starting 55 at shortstop … The only underclassman field player in Duke’s starting lineup … Committed just eight errors on the season and posted a .968 fielding percentage … Hit .191 with four doubles and a triple … Totaled 16 RBI … Registered eight multi-hit games … Went 5-for-12 with three RBI in Duke’s season-opening three-game series against Binghamton … Drove in two RBI against Binghamton, Notre Dame, Longwood and Richmond ... Belted his first career triple May 4 versus Longwood.
2013: Saw the most game action of any Duke freshmen in 2013, starting 45 games at shortstop ... Hit .288 with seven doubles, 23 RBI and 23 runs scored ... Ranked fifth on the team in batting average ... Had nine games with two or more hits and five contests with multiple RBI ... Recorded a nine-game hitting streak from March 23 to April 6 ... Hit .308 against left-handed pitchers ... Batted .341 with runners in scoring position ... Started 29 ACC games, hitting .260 with four doubles, a home run, 15 runs scored and 12 RBI ... Also appeared in three games on the mound ... Made his collegiate debut Feb. 17 at No. 13 Florida, recording two outs in a relief appearance ... Also saw time on the mound April 9 versus UNC Greensboro and April 12 at Florida State ... Earned his first start at shortstop Feb. 27 at Campbell, going 1-for-3 with an RBI ... Registered a season-high three hits on four occasions ... Went 3-for-5 with a run scored in his ACC debut at No. 24 Miami ... Also had three hits against Davidson, UNC Greensboro and Maryland ... Belted his first collegiate home run May 10 at No. 7 Virginia ... Played for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Code League over the summer, hitting .296 while also making one relief appearance.
High School: Lettered five seasons at William Penn Charter ... As a senior, went 9-1 with a 2.06 ERA en route to 2012 Gatorade/ESPN Pennsylvania Player of the Year honors ... Posted 80 strikeouts in 48.0 innings ... Also hit .347 with 19 RBI and 18 runs scored ... Garnered 2012 Rawlings Baseball First Team All-Atlantic Region honors ... Three-time first-team all-state and first-team All Inter-Ac League selection ... Selected the 2011 Southeastern Pennsylvania Top Junior Pitcher according to the Pennsylvania Inquirer ... Tabbed 2009 Southeastern Pennsylvania Rookie of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Inter-Ac High School League Most Valuable Player.
Personal: Born Kenneth Scott Koplove on Aug. 2, 1993 ... The son of Steve and Joni Koplove ... Has an older brother (Michael) and two older sisters (Andrea and Erica) ... Brother Michael lettered two seasons as a pitcher at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Delaware ... Michael was selected in the 29th round of the 1998 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks and played seven seasons in MLB (2001-07) with the Diamondbacks and the Cleveland Indians, posting a 3.82 ERA in 254.2 innings pitched ... Brother also won a bronze medal with the 2008 U.S. Olympic team in Beijing.