CAREER HONORS Five-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2013-14, Spring 2012-13)
2014 (JUNIOR) Made eight total appearances ... Big 12 Commisioner's Honor Roll (Fall
2013) ... Pitched 4.1 innings, giving up one run on two hits with two
strikeouts, to register first career win vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi
(4/30) ... Pitched three innings, giving up on earned run on four hits with
one strikeout against No. 12 TCU (5/16).
2013 (SOPHOMORE) Made four relief appearances, striking out two and allowing zero hits in
three innings pitched ... Big 12 Commisioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2013) ...
Three of four appearances were scoreless efforts ... Threw one scoreless
inning at UC Irvine (Feb. 16), at Dallas Baptist (April 23) and at UT
Arlington (April 30) ... Finished the season with a 3.00 ERA.
2012 (FRESHMAN) Pitched in seven games, all out of bullpen ... Big 12 Commisioner's Honor
Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) ... Pitched 1-2-3 ninth innings in three
appearances and 1-2-3 eighth inning in another ... Made three of first four
appearances on the road, including a career-long 2.1-innings outing at
TCU (3/6) with one run allowed and a career-high four strikeouts ...
Struck out four of first five batters faced vs. TCU and stranded pair of
inherited runners ... Had four outings where only work was a 1-2-3
inning â?" 3/3 vs. Lamar, 3/21 at Sam Houston State, 4/10 vs. Louisiana-
Monroe and 5/15 vs. UTSA.
HIGH SCHOOL Pitched and played first base for coach Dale Westmoreland at Magnolia
(Texas) High School ... Four-year letterwinner ... Helped MHS to playoffs
in each of last three seasons ... Team advanced to Region III finals in final
season ... Rated No. 55 high school prospect in Texas and in top 500
nationally by Perfect Game ... Named second-team all-region pitcher as
senior ... Earned second-team All-District 17-4A honors in 2010 and
second-team All-Distrcit 18-4A honors as sophomore in 2009 ... Played in
Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games in 2009, 2010
and 2011 ... Teammate of Baylor infielder Duncan Wendel.
PERSONAL Full name is Joseph Walker Kirkland ... Born June 18, 1992, in Columbia,
S.C. ... Son of Randy and Kathy Kirkland ... Health Science Studies major.