|Born:||Nov. 22, 1992|
|Hometown:||Mission Viejo, Calif.|
|High School:||Mission Viejo HS|
In 25 appearances for the Santa Barbara Foresters (38-15) of the California Collegiate League, finished the summer with a 3-1 record, one save and 2.25 ERA • Was named a NBC All-American • In 36 innings, struck out 43 and held opposing batters to a .127 clip.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012)
Made a significant impact on the Titan pitching staff as a true freshman • Earned second-team All-Big West Conference honors and Freshman All-American status from Collegiate Baseball • Appeared in 18 games, all in relief, fourth most on the staff • In 26 and 2/3 innings he compiled a 2-4 record with one save and a 3.71 ERA • He had by far the best strikeouts-per-inning ratio (1.35) on the staff with 36 while walking 15 • In five Big West appearances he was 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 11 and 2/3 innings • Struck out season-high eight batters in 3 and 2/3 innings vs. Cal Poly on Apr. 21 but absorbed 8-6 loss • Fanned seven in season-high four innings vs. UC Riverside on May 19 • Got first win at Texas A&M on March 10 with 1 and 1/3 scoreless innings during 6-5 win • Beat UC Davis on Apr. 6 with a perfect one inning in a 5-4 victory • Got his save in a dramatic collegiate debut on Feb. 26 in an 11-10 home win over TCU • Entered game in top of eighth (final inning due to pre-determined travel constraints) with tying run on second base and no outs • Got first out on a rundown play between third and home, the second on a bases-loaded strikeout and the third when he tagged out a runner trying to score from third when the ball eluded the catcher • Other three losses came at USC, vs. Washington State and vs. Austin Peay in NCAA Regional at Oregon.
Was a four-year letterwinner for Head Coach Chris Ashbach and the Diablos of Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, Calif. • His four-hit victory over Etiwanda High School at Dodger Stadium in June 2011 not only won his team the CIF Div. II championship, but also set a new school record for wins in a Diablo career (22 victories) • Combined for a 22-14 career record with a 3.20 ERA; Struck out 206 batters in 211 innings • His best season came as a senior in 2011 when he went 8-5 with a 2.60 ERA while striking out 82 in 83 innings.
Born in Fountain Valley, Calif. • Full name is William Edward Russell Kuhl • His parents are Bill and Julie (deceased) Kuhl • Has an older sister, Rachael • Majoring in business • Favorites include: Jered Weaver (player), Fenway Park (stadium), Nolan Ryan (athlete), Goo Goo Dolls and Linkin Park (musical artists), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), Glover Stadium in Anaheim (place to play baseball), “The Hobbit” and “Money Ball” (books) and Lucille’s, Morton’s and Outback Steakhouse (restaurants).
Innings Pitched: 3.1, March 28, 2012, at Arizona State
Strikeouts: 8, Apr. 21, 2012, vs. Cal Poly
Hits Allowed: 7, Apr. 21, 2012, vs. Cal Poly
Runs Allowed: 3, March 6, 2012, at USC
Earned Runs Allowed: 3, March 6, 2012, at USC
Walks Allowed: 4, May 19, 2012, vs. UC Riverside