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    23 Kyle Leiendecker  
    Kyle Leiendecker

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    High School:
    Homestead

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 200

    Position:
    Outfield

    B-T:
    L-L


    Was converted from a pitcher to an outfielder following the 2009 season.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2009
    Appeared in five games with one start ... threw four innings, allowing nine hits and striking out three ... pitched an inning of relief and struck out two against West Virginia (2/20) ... threw a scoreless inning against Morehead State (3/11) ... pitched 1/3 of an inning at Cincinnati (4/1).

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2008
    Went 3-0 with 19 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings ... appeared in 12 games and started five ... pitched one inning in his collegiate debut, striking out one (2/22) ... threw three innings in the series finale with LSU (2/24) to pick up his first Hoosier win, striking out three and allowing two hits ... picked up second career win against Valpo (3/2), striking out four ... allowed three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings against Fresno State (3/12) to collect his third win of the year ... struck out three Bulldogs in the contest ... started against Minnesota (3/29) and threw 1 1/3 innings before being pulled due to injury ... went 2/3 of an inning against Louisville (4/15) ... gave up five hits in 3 2/3 innings against Penn State (4/19), striking out five ... started against Louisville (5/6), going 2 1/3 innings ... started and went four innings against Butler (5/13).

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Was a 25th-round selection (767th overall) of the Cleveland Indians in the 2007 MLB Entry Draft ... earned all-state status in 2007 after striking out 58 batters in 35 innings and posting a .506 average at the plate ... helped Homestead to a 26-5 record and a spot in semi-states ... guided Homestead to a 21-9 finish in 2006 ... finished third in the Northeast Hoosierland Conference with 58 strikeouts that season, and hit .404 at the plate ... parents are Mark and Deb Leiendecker ... is a general studies major at IU ... born Sept. 29, 1988.


       

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