22 Kyle Mullen
Mullen Earns Third All-Big 5 Honor; O'Keefe Tabbed for Second Straight Season
Hawks Finish at .500 for First Time in 20 Years
Series Continues Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Senior Struck Out Eight in Seven Innings as Hawks Set New School Record for Wins
Baseball seniors Greg Kumpel and Kyle Mullen reprise their 2011 visit to Take Five as the Hawks prepare for their final series of the regular season against Rhode Island.
Senior Kevin Taylor and junior Kyle Mullen were named to the Atlantic 10 Baseball All-Conference First Team on Tuesday afternoon, while freshman Ryan Pater was tabbed for the All-Rookie Team.
This week, the Roundup chats with Kyle Mullen and Kevin Taylor of the baseball team as well as head coach Fritz Hamburg; softball's Deanna Stinner and women's tennis captain Tara Walsh preview their teams' upcoming action as well.
Kyle Mullen and Kevin Taylor discuss the weekend series against Massachusetts and look ahead to Tuesday's Liberty Bell Classic championship game at Citizens Bank Park.
Kyle Mullen dazzled through 7.1 innings as the Hawks defeated Iona, 5-1, in the first varsity baseball game played on campus since 1958. Mullen and head coach Fritz Hamburg talked to SJUHawks.com about the excitement of playing at home for the first time in over five decades.
The Saint Joseph's baseball team opened its new home field with a 5-1 win over Iona on March 9, 2012.
**Click here to read and listen to a feature on Kyle by KYW Newsradio 1060's Matt Leon (April 2011)**
2012: Posted one of the finest campaigns in the history of Saint Joseph's baseball en route to All-Atlantic 10 First Team honors, the first such award for a Hawk starting pitcher...Was also named to the All-Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Team and brought home the Big 5 Pitcher of the Year award...Led SJU in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts...Led the starting rotation in earned run average...Tied for the team lead in starts...Set a program record for innings pitched in a season...Tied Jamie Moyer's 28-year-old record for strikeouts in a season...Threw the first pitch at Smithson Field as he earned the win over Iona on March 9...Tossed an 84-pitch gem against Massachusetts on April 13 for a 6-0 shutout victory and Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week honors...Pitched into the ninth inning in SJU's 11-inning win over La Salle on May 11...Went the distance at Xavier on May 18, earning the victory that clinched SJU's first-ever Atlantic 10 Tournament berth and his second A-10 Pitcher of the Week citation...Struck out 12 Dayton Flyers, the most by a Hawk hurler all season, in eight innings at the A-10 Tournament on May 24...Went 5-0 with a 1.99 earned run average in conference play, leading the A-10 in strikeouts in league games... Saint Joseph's won all eight of his Atlantic 10 regular season starts...Voted the Big 5 Pitcher of the Week three times.
2011: Led the Hawk pitching staff in just about every category, including starts, wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts en route to being named SJU's Pitcher of the Year...Also twirled a pair of complete game shutouts...His seven-inning shutout of UTSA on February 26 powered the Hawks to a 3-0 win...He also blanked defending league champion Saint Louis, 9-0, in the A-10 opener on March 25...Earned a pair of Atlantic 10 and Philadelphia Big 5 Pitcher of the Week honors...Pitched into the seventh inning or later in eight of his starts...Fanned 10 hitters in the April 9 game against eventual league champion Charlotte...Cracked the single-season top 10 lists in starts (T-7th), wins (T-7th), innings pitched (T-4th), and strikeouts (T-8th)...Selected to the All-Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Team.
2010: Established himself as part of the weekend rotation during conference play...Went five innings and allowed one run on just two hits while fanning a team-best nine hitters on March 24 against Saint Peter's, a game the Hawks eventually won in 10 innings...Led all newcomers in appearances, innings, and strikeouts.
High School: Captained the team as a senior...Posted a 22-6 record for his high school career...Led St. Joseph's Prep to Philadelphia Catholic League titles as a sophomore and a junior and then the Philadelphia City championship as a senior...Three-time First Team All-Catholic honoree...Named Second Team All-City twice and First Team All-City once...Chosen as the Philadelphia Pitcher of the Year as a senior in 2009...Also lettered in soccer, serving as team captain as a senior.
Personal: Majoring in food marketing...Son of Christine and Mark Mullen...Father and uncles, Tony and Kevin, also played baseball at Saint Joseph's.