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6-0 / 195
2010 MLB Draft Pick (Atlanta Braves, 24th round)
2010 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
2010 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
2010 Big 12 Conference All-Championship Team
2010 NCAA Fort Worth Regional All-Tournament Team
2010 Ted Lyons Most Valuable Player
2010 Spring Semester Baylor Award for Academic Excellence
2010 Baylor Captain
2009 Baylor Captain
Eight-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2006-09, Spring 2007-10)
BAYLOR RECORDS BOOK
Seventh in Big 12 single-season ERA by relievers (2.37 in 2007) ... Tied for fourth in career Big 12 appearances (36) ... Ninth in career Big 12 relief appearances (19) ... Tied for sixth in career wins (22) ... Tied for seventh in career Big 12 wins (9) ... Fourth in Big 12 single-season opponents batting average by relievers (.179 in 2007) ... Tenth in Big 12 single-season strikeout-to-walk ratio by relievers (2.60 in 2007) ... Fifth in Big 12 single-season WHIP (1.158 in 2007) ... Eighth in career strikeouts (232) ... Sixth in career Big 12 strikeouts (128) ... Tied for fifth in Big 12 single-season strikeouts in relief (26 in 2007) ... Tied for 10th in career strikeouts in relief (91) ... Fourth in career Big 12 strikeouts in relief (50) ... Third in Big 12 single-season fewest hits per nine innings by relievers (5.68 in 2007) ... Ninth in single-season strikeouts per nine innings by starters (9.36 in 2009) ... Sixth in Big 12 single-season strikeouts per nine innings by starters (9.96 in 2009) ... Fourth in Big 12 single-season strikeouts per nine innings by relievers (12.32 in 2007) ... Tied for eighth in career Big 12 strikeouts per nine innings (8.95) ... Holds Baylor record for career ERA in NCAA Tournament (min. 14.0 IP; 1.29) ... Holds Baylor record for career ERA in Big 12 Tournament (min. 20.0 IP; 2.63) ... Tied for second-most single-game strikeouts by Baylor pitcher in history of Baylor Ballpark (12) ... One of nine pitchers in Baylor history to lead team in ERA in two different seasons (2008 and 2010) ... One of seven pitchers in Baylor history to lead team in wins in two different season (2008 and 2010) ... One of eight pitchers in Baylor history to throw a complete-game shutout in Big 12 play.
Made 22 appearances, 12 of which were starts ... Eight of first 11 outings were as starter, then pitched in relief in seven of next nine before closing out season with two straight starts ... Went 9-2 with 3.02 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 83.1 innings ... Led team in wins (9) and ERA (3.02) ... Ranked second in innings (83.1) ... Third on team in appearances (22), games started (12) and strikeouts (80) ... Picked up wins in four of last five outings of season, giving him most wins in a season by a Baylor pitcher since 2005 ... Allowed just four runs over final eight appearances (34.0 IP) to lower ERA from 4.38 to 3.02 ... Struck out 31 while walking just five in those eight outings ... Earned win in first outing of season by holding No. 22 Georgia (2/21) to just an unearned run in 6.0 innings ... Picked up second win by pitching 2.1 innings of one-hit, shutout relief and striking out four vs. Louisiana Tech (3/9) ... Notched another win after allowing only a pair of unearned runs in 5.0 innings against Illinois-Chicago (3/14) ... Earned save by striking out side in inning of scoreless relief vs. UTSA (3/24) ... Struck out seven in 3.1 innings in start at Missouri (4/4), but did not factor in decision ... Notched fourth win against Northwestern State (4/7), striking out four and allowing one run in 3.2 innings of relief ... Helped Bears win series by holding No. 23 Texas A&M (4/11) to one run on four hits with five strikeouts in 5.1 innings, but did not factor in decision ... Worked a perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts at Texas State (4/21) ... Earned win over No. 11 TCU (4/28) by holding Horned Frogs to two runs in 5.0 innings with five strikeouts ... Pitched in relief in both games at No. 2 Texas (5/1-2), combining for 2.2 innings of shutout relief with four strikeouts ... Worked 1.1 innings of hitless relief at Texas Tech (5/16) ... Picked up sixth win by limiting Dallas Baptist (5/18) to one run on six hits with four strikeouts in 5.0 innings ... Came on in relief in second inning with Bears trailing 5-1 vs. Oklahoma State (5/22) ... Struck out eight and allowed just three hits without issuing a walk in 5.1 innings of relief, as Baylor came from behind to win 12-7 ... Came out of bullpen in first game of Big 12 Championship with score tied 8-8, and held Kansas State (5/26) to one hit in 4.1 innings to earn eighth win of season ... Got start in Big 12 Championship title game vs. Texas A&M (5/30) ... Tied longest start of career by going 7.1 innings and allowing just one run on five hits with five strikeouts, and left in line for win, but bullpen was unable to hold lead ... Sent Bears to championship round of Fort Worth Regional by beating Arizona (6/6) in an elimination game ... Held Wildcats to two runs on seven hits with no walks and eight strikeouts in career-long 8.0 innings.
Pitched in 18 games with 10 starts ... Made first seven appearances out of bullpen, then moved to starting rotation for 10 of final 11 outings ... Posted 5-5 record with 5.22 ERA and one save ... Started both of team's shutouts pitched ... Ranked second on team in wins, sixth in ERA, second in starts and innings (58.2), fourth in strikeouts (61), and second in opponent's batting average (.270) ... Suffered tough-luck loss after allowing pair of unearned runs without surrendering hit in 1.0 inning vs. Pacific (2/21) in first outing of season ... Allowed unearned run in 1.1 innings against BYU (2/23) ... Notched save by allowing one run in 2.0 innings of relief against No. 9 UCLA (2/28) ... Struck out three in 2.0 shutout innings out of bullpen against South Alabama (3/6) ... Walked seven and allowed four runs in 3.0-inning span over next three outings ... Moved into starting rotation and worked 2.0 perfect innings to get win against No. 16 TCU (3/26) ... Three days later, picked up another win by allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings of start against Kansas State (3/29) ... Took advantage of strong run support to pick up third consecutive win with 5.1 innings and seven earned runs allowed at Kansas (4/5) ... Earned win in fourth straight appearance by holding Missouri (4/11) to two hits in 7.0-inning complete-game shutout ... Struck out career-best 12 batters against Tigers ... Worked inning of relief and allowed one run against UT Arlington (4/15) ... Final six appearances of season were all starts ... Took loss in start at Sam Houston State (4/21) after allowing four runs in 2.0 innings ... Did not factor in decision after allowing five runs on six hits with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings against No. 13 Oklahoma (4/26) ... Took tough-luck loss after limiting No. 8 Texas (5/3) to two runs in 5.0 innings ... Struck out six and issued just one walk against Longhorns ... Suffered loss after working 7.0 innings at Nebraska (5/16) ... Allowed five runs on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts against Cornhuskers ... Started against No. 17 Kansas State (5/21) in Baylor's second game of Big 12 Championship ... Took loss after allowing five runs -- three of which were earned -- on seven hits with four strikeouts in 4.0 innings ... In first game of Baton Rouge Regional (5/29), shut down No. 21 Minnesota to earn win with 6.0 innings of three-hit, shutout ball ... Struck out six and walked just two in 5-0 Baylor win.
Started season as Baylor's Sunday starter before moving to closer role late in season ... Appeared in 16 games with 10 starts ... Led Baylor to 8-2 record in 10 starts, best winning percentage of any starter with at least three starts ... Posted 6-2 record with 3.69 ERA and two saves ... Ranked 10th in Big 12 in ERA ... Allowed 33 runs, 28 earned, on 67 hits and 33 walks with 48 strikeouts over 68.1 innings ... Tied for staff lead in wins and ranked second in ERA and opponents' batting average (.263) ... Ranked third on staff in innings and starts ... Was 4-2 with 4.53 ERA and one save in Big 12 play ... Made seven starts and four relief appearances in conference action ... Shared team lead in Big 12 wins ... Held opponents to .211 average (28-for-133) with runners on base ... Went 6-1 with 3.74 ERA in 10 starts ... Posted 3.46 ERA in 13.0 innings as reliever ... Was 4-1 with 4.24 ERA in seven games at Baylor Ballpark ... Went 2-1 with 3.72 ERA in seven games on opponents' home fields ... Was 3-0 with 3.57 ERA in three starts when Baylor had chance to sweep a series ... Started and earned victory to complete Baylor's sweep of Purdue (2/24) ... Held Boilermakers to one run on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts over 5.0 innings ... Allowed one run on two hits and three walks with four strikeouts over 5.0 innings in start against Stephen F. Austin but did not factor in decision (3/2) ... Earned victory to complete sweep at Mississippi State (3/10) ... Allowed three runs on 10 hits and three walks with four strikeouts against MSU in season-long 7.1-inning outing ... Started and earned victory to clinch series victory against Oklahoma State (3/16) ... Surrendered four runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 6.0 innings against the Cowboys ... Held Oklahoma to two runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 7.0 innings to earn victory in series finale at Norman (3/30) ... Completed Baylor sweep of Kansas, holding Jayhawks to three runs on six hits and four walks with five strikeouts over 5.1 innings to earn win (4/6) ... Held Texas A&M to four runs, three earned, on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts over 6.2 innings in series finale and left with lead but did not factor in decision (4/20) ... Made first relief outing in Nebraska series opener (4/26) ... Started series finale the following day and earned victory, holding Huskers to two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 5.0 innings ... Notched first save of season in second game of Texas series, tossing 1.2 perfect innings at Austin (5/3) ... Worked in relief again the following day, holding Horns scoreless on one hit with two strikeouts over 1.1 innings ... Worked 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts against Nebraska in Baylor's first game at Big 12 Championship (5/21) ... Tossed another 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts against Kansas State at Big 12 Championship (5/24).
Developed into Bears' primary long-relief man midway through season ... Made 19 appearances, tied for third on team, with 17 relief appearances ... Pitched in eight Big 12 games, all in relief ... Logged 19.0 relief innings in Big 12 play, second on team ... Joined Nick Cassavechia as only Baylor pitchers with at least 20.0 innings to average at least 9.0 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ... Finished second on team among regular pitchers with .252 opponents' batting average ... Held opponents to .179 average in Big 12 action ... Recorded 26-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in conference play ... Was 1-1 with two saves and 3.60 ERA in 20.0 innings over 11 appearances in non-Big 12 action ... Posted 2-0 record with one save and 1.86 ERA in eight appearances at Baylor Ballpark ... Held opponents to .200 average and recorded 26 strikeouts with only five walks over 19.1 innings at home ... Walked one batter in scoreless third of an inning against Houston in Bears' season opener (2/9) ... Scattered four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 3.0 scoreless innings of relief against Stephen F. Austin for first career save (2/16) ... Allowed one hit and struck out two in 1.0 scoreless inning of relief against San Diego State at Pacific State Bank Tiger Classic (3/4) ... Pitched 2.0 perfect innings of relief against Texas State to earn first career victory (3/6) ... Struck out first five batters faced in relief outing against Texas Tech (3/24) ... Struck out two in perfect eighth inning at UT Arlington (3/27) ... Struck out the side in 1.0 inning of perfect relief against TCU (4/10) ... Allowed one hit with one walk and six strikeouts over 4.2 scoreless innings of relief against Missouri (4/21) ... Earned second save of season with 2.0 innings in rain-shortened Baylor victory at Texas State (4/24) ... Allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts over 4.2 innings of relief at 18th-ranked Texas A&M (4/28) ... Made first career start at second-ranked Rice (5/15) ... Allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts against the Owls ... Earned victory in second game of Kansas State series (5/19) ... Held Wildcats to two runs, one earned, on three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts over 5.0 relief innings ... Recorded two plate appearances against Texas Southern (3/20) ... Walked and scored run against Tigers ... Appeared in two other games as pinch runner.
Attended Medina Valley High School in Castroville, Texas ... Pitched and played third base for head coach Carl Keller ... Led Panthers to 29-4 record, area championship and regional semifinals as junior ... Two-time all-state selection ... 2006 San Antonio Express-News Super Team ... Three-time all-district honoree ... 2005 Medina County Classic MVP ... Posted 22-7 career record as starter ... Had .446 career average with six home runs ... 9-2 with 1.58 ERA and 64 strikeouts over 70.2 innings as junior ... Hit .437 with eight doubles, three triples, one home run, 32 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 2005 ... Played receiver and defensive back in football ... Three-time all-district selection ... 2004 third-team all-state and San Antonio Express-News Super Team honoree ... Graduated sixth in 220-member class.
Full name is William Francis Kempf ... Born Sept. 30, 1987, in Castroville, Texas ... Son of Frankie and Nadine Kempf ... Business major.