16 Matthew Kimball
16 Matthew Kimball
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Nashville, TN
High School: Montgomery Bell Academy
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

2010: Picked up his only save of the season early in the year, giving him 11 for his career, a new Brown record … Moved back into the starting rotation midway through the year, where he compiled a 2-5 record … Made 14 total appearances, including five starts on the year … Finished third on the team with 45.1 innings pitched, allowing just 32 earned runs for a 6.35 ERA … Threw one complete game … Tied for second on the team with 38 strikeouts.

2009: Firmly solidified his position as Brown’s closer, notching 10 saves on the season … That mark set a new single season Brown record for saves, and tied the career record in just one season as the closer … Threw 34.2 innings, tops among non-starters, while recording a 6.23 ERA … Despite the limited work, finished second on the team with 49 strikeouts, good for 1.45 per inning … Held opposing batters to a meager .269 average.

2008: Made 12 appearances for Brown, including four starts … Compiled a 2-1 record with a 5.75 ERA … Struck out 26 batters in 36 innings, while walking only 19 … Held opposing batters to a .302 average.

Before Brown: Graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn. … Three-year starter from Montgomery Bell … For his career, went 7-0 with five saves, a 1.46 ERA, and 67 strikeouts in 67.1 innings … 2007 All-Region selection … Team captain as a senior … Led team to fourth-place finish in state tournament in 2006 … Had an ERA of 1.00 his senior season, setting career highs of seven strikeouts in one game and throwing a one-hitter … Commended National Merit Scholar … 2007 Art Purchase Award … Three National Art Awards in Scholastic Art & Writing Competition.

Personal: Matthew William Kimball is the son of Gary and Carroll Kimball of Nashville, Tennessee … Has a sister, Leslie … Enjoys art, hiking and camping, music, and rock climbing.