Hawk Item – Played summer ball in the Prospect League for the Springfield Sliders (2010)… played summer ball in the Northwoods League for the Brainerd Blue Thunder (2009)… played in the Cape Cod League for the Bourne Braves (2008)… tallied 110 career strikeouts.
2011 – Appeared in 17 games, all of which were in relief… collected 34 strikeouts, the most of any Hawkeye reliever… posted an ERA of 4.63… earned one victory (Mississippi State, Mar. 4)… finished with record of 1-2… tallied eight strikeouts in win over Mississippi State… notched first career save against Southern Utah (Feb. 28)… equaled a career high with six and two-third innings pitched at Purdue in season finale… hitters batted .249 against, the second lowest on the team… appeared in 10 conference games, recording a 4.03 ERA… had a 3.00 ERA in six home appearances… left-handed batters hit only .174 against the righty… in Big Ten games only, the righty ranked fifth in opponents’ batting average (.236).
2010 – Appeared in 19 games with four starts… had sixth-lowest ERA (6.98)… posted one victory… the reliever appeared in nine Big Ten games… ranked fourth on the team in innings pitched (58.0)… fourth-lowest overall opponent batting average (.310)… compiled the fifth-most strikeouts (37)… fourth-most games finished with five…fifth-most appearances (19)… lefties only hit .205 off the reliever… with two outs, opponents hit .274… conference opponents hit .301 against the righty.
2009 – Played in eight games, with five starts on the mound… compiled a 7.20 ERA… finished with a 1-3 record… pitched 25 innings… recorded a 3.00 ERA in the Big Ten, in one appearance… got lone win against UW-Milwaukee (May 5) in six and two-third innings allowing two runs on four hits with four strikeouts.
2008 — Saw action in 19 games, with seven starts… finished with a 7.52 ERA… pitched the fifth-most innings of any Hawkeye with 40.2… appeared the fourth most of any Hawkeye with 19… pitched the fourth-most games of relief (12)… picked up the win in Iowa[apos]s 8-3 triumph at Creighton (Apr. 16)… picked off three runners… was most successful when runners were in scoring position and there were two outs he only allowed one extra base hit in those instances.
High School – A ninth-round draft pick for the Kansas City Royals…first team all-conference and all-district two years… second team all-state his junior season… was a Louisville Slugger pre-season all-American honoree… recipient of the Bob Feller 4A Pitcher of the Year award… elite all-state selection his senior year… posted a 10-2 record his senior campaign… tied state tournament record with 14 strikeouts in a game his senior season… was a part of two Davenport Central conference champion teams … earned four letters in basketball and received second team all-conference honors… is second on high school’s record book for rebounds in a game with 21.
Personal — Born 12/5/88… parents are Tom and Jill Kenyon… Uncle Art Kenyon played in the Milwaukee Braves organization… interdepartmental studies major.