Bear, Del. / Middletown
At Delaware: At Delaware: Will look to anchor the Blue Hens starting rotation during junior season as the two-year starter enters the season with 22 starts and 126.2 innings on the mound for Delaware under his belt.
2012: Made 13 starts and two relief appearances for the Blue Hens during sophomore season • named Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week on May 7 after he earned a 3-1 win over George Mason on May 6 • held the Patriots to one earned run on 7 hits, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched • owns the team-lead in 15 pitching statistics among returning pitchers for Delaware; wins (5), losses (5), games started (13), innings pitched (77.1) hits (86), runs (47), earned runs (38), walks (36), strikeouts (64), doubles (19), home runs allowed (5), batters faced (381), wild pitches (5), hit batters (15) and balks (3) • produced the lowest earned-run average among UD starters with a 4.42 ERA (38 ER/77.1 IP) • tallied the most strikeouts 64 • collected the team’s only 10-strikeout game in a 7-0 loss to UNCW on Mar. 18 • tallied seven quality starts of three runs or less and six or more innings pitched (Mar. 3 vs. Fairfield, Mar. 18 vs. UNCW, Mar. 24 vs. Towson, Apr. 1 at James Madison, Apr. 15 vs. VCU, May 6 at George Mason and May 25 vs. UNCW) • produced five-plus strikeout performances six times (Mar. 11 at Old Dominion, Mar. 18 vs. UNCW, Apr. 1 at James Madison, Apr. 8 at William & Mary, Apr. 15 vs. VCU and May 6 at George Mason) • owned a four-game, CAA winning streak (Apr. 29-May 19) with victories over Hofstra, George Mason, Georgia State and Northeastern to close out the conference regular season • produced a 5.14 ERA (12 ER/21.0 IP), 26 hits, 9 walks and 15 strikeouts during the streak • went 0-1 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/7.2 IP), 2 unearned runs, 6 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts in one start and one relief appearance at the Virginia 529 CAA Baseball Championships • named the No. 3 Top Prospect of the Virginia Baseball League after playing for the New Market Rebels with teammate Andrew Burgess • earned a VBL All-Star Game selection and finished the season with a 4-0 record in addition to a 1.11 ERA (5 ER/40.2 IP), 22 hits, 17 walks and 39 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .167 batting average in six starts.
2011: Appeared in 12 games with nine starts during his first season with the Blue Hens • tied for the team-lead with 46 strikeouts during just 49.1 innings of work • made an outstanding first impression during his debut against UNC Greensboro on February 20 • held the Spartans scoreless while scattering just two hits and striking out three over four excellent innings of relief • made his first start of the year during the series finale with No. 9 Arizona State on February 27 • briefly returned to the bullpen with 1.2 innings of work against Wilmington before joining the conference rotation in March • started his first CAA game against George Mason on March 13 • earned his first career victory after tossing seven shutout innings against Hofstra on March 20 • scattered just four hits while striking out seven against the Pride • named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for his performance against Hofstra • followed up that effort with another strong outing after allowing just two runs on four hits in 5.1 innings of work against William & Mary on March 26 • continued to show outstanding strikeout potential with at least five whiffs in each of the next three contests • wrapped up that stretch with six strikeouts over six strong innings of work against Towson on April 17 • limited the opposition to just 40 hits in league action, which was the fifth-lowest total in the CAA • matched his season-high with seven strikeouts in his final appearance during a non-conference bout with Temple on May 11 • teamed with fellow Blue Hen Eric Buckland to lead the Youse’s Maryland Orioles to their 28th All-American Amateur Baseball Association Championship over the summer • starred on the mound for the Orioles and earned the league’s Pitcher of the Week Award on July 16 following a seven-strikeout performance against Bethesda.
High School: Four-year letterwinner on the baseball team for head coach and former UD player Scott Smith at Middletown • 2010 Baseball Player of the Year for the state of Delaware as a senior • named first team All-State as a pitcher in 2010 • also named first team All-State as a first baseman as a senior • high honor roll student his senior year.
Personal: Chad Michael Kuhl ("cool") • son of Clint and Wendy Kuhl • youngest of five children; Chelsea, Clint Jr., Courtney, and Chris • brother, Clint, played baseball at Cecil (Md.) Junior College and NCAA Division II Wilmington (Del.) University • history major at Delaware.
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