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At least nine Bears have been selected in each of last four seasons
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2014 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Seven-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2010-13, Spring 2011-13)
2014 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR)
Due to NCAA hardship waiver after undergoing Tommy John surgery last April, earned another year of eligibility ... 2014 Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013) ... Made 11 starts in 11 appearances ... Ranked second on team in ERA, wins, runs allowed, hits allowed, games started, opponent batting average and batters struck out ... Ranked third on team in wins and innings pitched ... Ranked fifth in Big 12 in opponent batting average at .219 ... Recorded eighth-lowest opponent batting average in Baylor history ... Pitched six innings, giving up one run on two hits with seven strikeouts, to earn win vs. Austin Peay (2/22) ... Pitched six innings, giving up no runs on two hits with two strikeouts, to earn win against No. 3 Cal State Fullerton (3/8) ... Pitched five innings, giving up one earned run on three hits while recording five strikeouts, to earn win against No. 23 Texas Tech (3/15) ... Pitched seven innings, giving up one run on eight hits with eight strikeouts, to earn win against No. 20 Oklahoma State (3/21) ... Recorded three straight wins between March 8-25 against ranked opponents ... Pitched six innings, giving up no runs on three hits with four strikeouts, versus Kansas (4/25).
Did not play due to injury and took a medical redshirt ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2012, Spring 2013).
Made 19 appearances with five starts ... One of eight pitchers to record a save ... Started season in weekend rotation, but moved to bullpen after three starts ... Made two midweek starts late in season ... Retired first 10 batters in order and picked up first win of season in start vs. Oral Roberts (2/19), allowing one run in 5.0 innings ... Picked up second win by retiring all six batters faced in scoreless eighth and ninth innings against Texas Tech (3/17) ... Retired all four batters faced, including strikeouts of first three vs. Kansas (3/23) ... Tied career high with six strikeouts in 3.0 innings of shutout relief to earn third win vs. Oklahoma State (3/30) ... Picked up first save of season by striking out two in nine-pitch, 1-2-3 ninth inning vs. Louisiana-Monroe (4/10) ... Allowed leadoff single, then held next 18 batters hitless in win vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4/18) ... Tied career high with six strikeouts in 4.0-inning start vs. UTSA (5/15) ... Stranded all three inherited runners to keep game tied and worked 1.1 innings of relief in Waco Regional elimination game vs. UT Arlington (6/2) ... Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012).
Pitched in 14 games with one start ... Led team with 4.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 10.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ... One of three pitchers to record a save ... Allowed only four earned runs over last eight outings spanning 16.1 innings (2.20 ERA) ... Struck out multiple batters in nine of 14 appearances ... Made debut at start of eighth inning against No. 4 TCU (2/22) with Bears trailing 2-0 ... Worked 2.0 shutout innings and struck out four straight batters ... Pitched 3.0 innings of one-hit, shutout relief vs. Florida International (3/15) ... Recorded strikeouts swinging on all three batters in fifth inning vs. FIU ... Struck out three of first four batters faced vs. Texas Tech (3/19) ... Gave up leadoff single, then retired next six in order in 2.0 shutout inning vs. UT Arlington (3/22) ... Pitched career-long 4.0 shutout innings vs. UTSA (3/29) ... Earned first career save with 3.0 innings and four strikeouts at Kansas (4/3) ... Worked 1.0 shutout inning with two strikeouts vs. No. 2 Texas (5/26) in Big 12 Championship ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011).
Pitched and played outfield for head coach Roy Kinnan at Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) High School ... Three-year letterwinner ... Posted schoolrecord 205 strikeouts in 98.1 innings pitched as senior ... According to stats listed on Maxpreps, led nation in strikeouts ... Went 10-5 with 1.72 ERA for team that was ranked as high as second in state and finished fifth ... Allowed just 45 hits, walked 40, held opponents to .138 batting average ... Also hit .443 with 17 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 46 RBI ... Named second-team all-state and district MVP ... Played for Team Texas in Heartland Classic ... As junior, went 5-1 with two saves and 1.76 ERA ... Struck out 82 and allowed just 15 hits in 43.2 innings, holding opponents to .101 batting average ... Named honorable mention all-state.
Full name is Bradley Allen Kuntz ... Born May 14, 1992, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Son of Steve and Julie Kuntz ... Business major.