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19  Kyle Roller
Kyle Roller

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockingham, N.C.

High School:
Richmond Senior

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 255

Position:
DH/1B

Birthdate:
03/27/1988

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R


One of four team captains for 2010 ... Preseason first-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball ... Second-team preseason All-America by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Ping!Baseball ... Named preseason first-team All Conference USA by the league's head coaches ... Ranked as the sixth-best player in college baseball by TheCollegeBaseballBlog ... Has a tireless work ethic ... Outstanding pure raw power from the left side of the plate ... Can hit for average and power ... Penciled in as the designated hitter for the fourth-straight season, but can also experience action at first ... 2009: First-team All-America by ABCA/Rawlings and Ping!Baseball ... ABCA/Rawlings NCAA All-Atlantic Region ... First-team All Conference USA ... NCAA Greenville Regional All-Tournament Team ... Selected by Sports Illustrated (8/31/09) as one of its Faces in the Crowd ... Drafted in the 47th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Oakland Athletics (pick 1,413) ... Earned C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week, NCBWA/Pro-Line National Hitter-of-the-Week, College Baseball Foundation and Diamond Sports National All-Star team and Collegebaseballinsider.com Central Regional Player-of-the-Week honors the week of March 23rd after hitting .551 (13-for-22) with four home runs, 15 RBI, two walks and was hit five times during a five-game stretch from March 17-22 ... Three of his four home runs during that span came in league play, he scored 11 runs including tying a career-high with four against UCF in the series opener and posted four multi-hit and multi-RBI games ... Started 65 of 66 games as the DH and one at first ... Set career-highs in average (.336), runs (63), hits (86), doubles (12), home runs (16), RBI (75), walks (32) and hit by pitches (24) ... 24 multi-hit and 21 multi-RBI games ... Four game-winning RBI ... Had a pair of multi-HR games (UCF and Binghamton) - has four career multi-HR games ... Against Binghamton in the NCAA Greenville Regional (5/31) tied an NCAA record with two home runs in the same inning ... New school record for being hit by a pitch in five straight games (3/17-3/22) ... Drove in five or more runs twice (Monmouth and UCF) ... Ranked nationally in hit by pitches (4th), RBI (23rd), total bases (79th), home runs (80th) and hits (98th) ... Listed among the league leaders in eight offensive categories ... In C-USA action batted .355 (33-for-93) with six home runs, 29 RBI, four doubles and scored 33 runs ... Batted .429 (12-for-28) with three home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs scored in the NCAA Tournament ... Finished junior season ranked among the school's all-time leaders in hit by pitches (1st/38), home runs (t4th/39), slugging (7th/.576), RBI (t8th/155), on-base (9th/.429) and total bases (15th/329) ... Recorded a pair of seven-game and six-game hit streaks ... Had a streak of seven games (March 17-25) where he drove in at least one run (20 RBI) ... Was plunked at least twice in two games (Marshall and N.C. State) ... Four games with multiple walks ... Laced lone triple of the year in the season opener against Monmouth, where he was a double away from hitting for the cycle ... Enjoyed slightly greater success against right-handers (.341/62-for-182 with 10 HRs and 53 RBI) than lefties (.324/24-for-74 with six HRs and 22 RBI) ... Batted .350 with nine home runs and 68 RBI with runners on base ... Drove in 60 runs when hitting with runners in scoring position ... Collected five hits, drove in 17 with the bases loaded ... Seven of 16 round trippers where solo shots ... Hit over .450 when batting in the third (.455), fifth (.469/team-best), ninth (.455) and 10th or later (1.000) innings ... Recorded double-digit hits in the first (12), third (10), fifth (15), sixth (12) and eighth (12) frames ... Drove in 19 runs when hitting in the first inning and 11 in the fifth ... Batted .342 (13-for-38) in 10 post-season games including two home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs scored ... Outside of league play hit 10 HRs, drove in 46 and batted .352 ... Hit 60 points higher at home (.373) than on the road (.313) ... Played in 13 games against nationally-ranked opponents batting .327 (16-for-49) with a home run, six RBI, three doubles and nine runs scored ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.500, 1 HR, 7 RBI), March (.333, 7 HR, 29 RBI), April (.303, 4 HR, 18 RBI), May (.319, 4 HR, 20 RBI) and June (.364, 0 HR, 5 RBI) ... 2009 Summer: Played in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) for the Bourne Braves alongside fellow Pirate Seth Maness ... Named CCBL Regular Season and Tournament MVP... Selected to the 2009 Under Armour Cape Cod All-Star squad ... Named All-Cape Code League ... Participated in the mid-summer classic's Home Run Derby for the second-straight year ... Batted .500 (7-for-14) with eight RBI and scored six runs on the way to helping the Braves to its first ever CCBL title ... Drove in three runs in game two of the West Divisional Championship and followed that up with a four-RBI performance in game one of the league championship ... During the regular season was the league's only two-time Coca Cola Player-of-the-Week ... Led the CCBL home runs (10), RBI (33), doubles (13), slugging percentage (.644), extra-base hits (24), total bases (96) and runs scored (33) and ranked second in batting (.342), hits (51) and on-base percentage (.449) ... Became the second player in league history to be named regular season and post-season MVP (Josh Paul/1995) ... First Bourne Brave to be named league MVP ... Second Bourne Brave and 24th player in league history (modern era, since 1963) two win two-thirds of the triple crown ... First player to lead league in doubles and home runs in the same season ... Second player to ever lead the CCBL in seven offensive categories in the same season (Bobby Kietly/1998) ... His 25 career doubles ranks sixth all-time in the CCBL and second-most in the wood bat era ... 2008: Named to C-USA All-Tournament Team ... Started 58 of 60 games played ... Batted .299 with 50 RBI, 42 runs scored and 11 doubles ... Third on the team with 12 home runs ... Tied career-high with six RBI against Elon (3/18) ... Collected 17 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games ... Closed out the year with a season-high four-game hitting streak ... Drove in game-winning runs against Marshall (4/11), UNC Wilmington (4/29) and Memphis (5/15) ... Tied for the team lead with two grand slams (Elon 3/15 and N.C. State 4/15) ... Hit two home runs against Elon (3/18) ... Hit home runs in back-to-back contests on three occasions ... Smacked two home runs, drove in four runs and batted .333 (4-for-12) in the C-USA Tournament ... At the Conway Regional collected seven hits, one home run, three RBI and five runs scored ... Hit home runs against Elon (three), Monmouth, Rhode Island, Houston, Marshall (twice), N.C. State, Houston, Rice and Alabama ... Set single-game career-highs in at-bats (6), runs (4) and hits (4) ... Tied single game career-highs in RBI (6), home runs (2) and stolen bases (1) ... Stole bases against Michigan, Houston, Southern Miss and Memphis ... Ranked among league leaders (all games) in hit by pitches (t-6th/12) and home runs (t-7th/12) ... Among team leaders in hit by pitch (1st) home runs (3rd); slugging percentage (3rd); doubles (4th); RBI (5th); walks (5th) ... Enjoyed success hitting off of right-handers (.323/42-for-130 with 7 HRs and 32 RBI) oppose to lefties (.257/19-for-74 with 5 HRs and 18 RBI) ... Batted .363 with eight HRs and 46 RBI with runners on base ... Drove in 34 runs when hitting with runners in scoring position ... Collected five hits, drove in 14 and hit two home runs with the bases loaded ... Hit over .400 when batting in the third (.471/team-best), fifth (.414) and seventh (.409) frames ... Moved around in the batting order hitting anywhere from fourth to eighth ... Four of 12 home runs were solo shots ... Played in 23 conference games batting .300 with three jacks and 14 RBI ... Outside of league play hit nine home runs, drove in 36 and batted .298 ... Hit 78 points higher on the road (.337) than at Clark-LeClair Stadium (.258) ... Played in 21 games against nationally-ranked opponents batting .296 (21-for-71) with two home runs, 13 RBI, four doubles and 10 runs scored ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.273, 2 HR, 5 RBI), March (.283, 4 HR, 18 RBI), April (.297, 3 HR, 16 RBI), May (.320, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and June (.375, 1 HR, 2 RBI) ... 2008 Summer: Played for Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League ... Teammate of Stephen Batts ... Batted .270 (43-for-159) with 2 HRs, 22 RBI, 20 runs ... Played in 42 games with 17 starts at first base ... Roped 12 doubles during the summer ranking second in the league ... Participated in the Baseball Express Home Run Hitting Contest during the All-Star Weekend ... 2007: Named to C-USA All-Freshman Team ... Selected to the Inaugural Ping!Baseball All- Freshman Team (second-team) ... Started 28 of 39 games played ... Batted .306 with 30 RBI, 22 runs scored, two doubles and two triples ... Tied for the team lead with 11 home runs ... Drove in a career-best six runs against UCF (4/13), one shy of tying the school record ... Against the Knights, batted .700 (7-for-10) with a pair of home runs, nine RBI and slugged 1.300 in the series sweep ... Collected 10 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games ... Drove in the game-winning run against Marshall (4/13) and Savannah State (4/21) with home runs and UCF (5/13) with a single ... Recorded a then personal-best seven-game hit streak (5/11-5/19), where he had five multi-hit games ... Had a pair of stretches where he smacked home runs in four consecutive games with an at-bat (4/13-21 and 5/12-17) ... In first collegiate at-bat (pinch-hit) singled up the middle scoring a run ... First start came at home against Rice (4/7) ... Smacked home runs against Marshall, ODU, Savannah State (twice), Southern Miss, UCF (twice), Elon (twice), UAB and North Carolina ... Posted then career-highs in hits (3 vs. Western Carolina), runs (3 vs. Savannah State and UCF), RBI (6 vs. UCF), home runs (2 vs. Sav. State, UCF and Elon) ... Lone stolen base of the season came against UCF (5/13) ... Only freshman to rank among the C-USA leaders (all games) in home runs (t-4th) ... Tied for second in league games only among C-USA leaders with five home runs ... Enjoyed success hitting off of right-handers (.322/28-for-87 with 9 HRs and 25 RBI) oppose to lefties (.250/6- for-24 with 2 HRs and 5 RBI) ... Ranked second on the team with four pinch hits (.444) ... Batted .833 with runners on third and at least two outs driving in five runs in six opportunities ... Ranked among the team leaders in home runs (t-1st); triples (t-3rd), RBI (fourth) ... Moved around in the batting order hitting anywhere from third to seventh ... Six of 11 home runs were solo shots ... His .350 average (21-for-60) with runners on base ranked third on the squad ... Batted a team-best .381 (8-for-21) with runners on and two outs ... When batting in the second inning batted .412 with five home runs, nine RBI and slugged 1.294 ... In the eighth inning batted a team-best .538 (7-for-13) with two home runs, six RBI and slugged 1.077 ... Played in 18 conference games batting .353 with five jacks and 18 RBI ... Outside of league play hit six home runs, drove in 12 and batted .267 ... Hit 100 points higher at Clark-LeClair Stadium (.314) than on the road (.214) ... Collected one hit in the C-USA Tournament (1-for-16) ... In the Chapel Hill Regional batted a team second-best .462 (6-for-13) with a solo home run and scored a pair of runs ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.250, 0 HR, 1 RBI), March (.400, 0 HR, 4 RBI), April (.345, 5 HR, 10 RBI), May (.250, 5 HR, 14 RBI) and June (.462, 1 HR, 1 RBI) ... 2007 Summer: Played summer ball for the Thomasville HiToms of the Coastal Plain League ... Named to CPL National All-Star Team where he was 1-for-2 with two RBI ... Completed alongside Stephen Batts in the home run derby ... Earned CPL Hitter-of the-Week honors (7/9-7/14) after batting .542 in six starts finishing the week with 13 hits, two doubles and two home runs ... Drove in six runs and scored three times while sporting a .875 slugging percentage and a .560 on-base percentage ... Ranked among the league leaders in batting average (third/.351) and slugging percentage (fifth/.543) ... Hit nine home runs and drove in 38 RBI ... High School: Picked up four varsity letters (3-baseball and 1-football) at Richmond Senior High School ... During four-year career batted .430 with 16 career home runs ... As a senior, batted .540 with five home runs, 30 RBI, stole 14 bases and walked 30 times ... As a freshman batted .530 with six home runs ... Collected a team-high .463 average with three home runs and 14 doubles as a junior ... The former Raiders HS first baseman also belted six home runs during his sophomore campaign ... Named to the Mid Southeastern All-Conference team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Rated as the ninth-best prospect and sixth-best positional player in North Carolina by Impact Baseball ... Named to honor roll ... Personal: Full name is Kyle Matthew Roller ... Born March 27, 1988 in Moore County, N.C. ... Son of Kenny Roller and Lisa Campbell ... Has one sibling (Ryan) ... Majoring in business ... Member of the Beta Club ... Four-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall '06, Fall '07, Spring '08, Fall `09) ... Named to Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09).

CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 6 (four times, last vs. Elon 4/21/09); runs: 4 (twice, last vs. UCF 3/20/09); hits: 5 vs. UCF (3/20/09); RBI: 6 (twice, last vs. Elon 3/18/08); home runs: 2 (four times, last vs. Binghamton 5/31/09); stolen bases: 1 (nine times, last vs. Binghamton 5/31/09).