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Kacey Murphy
Kacey Murphy

#21 Kacey Murphy

LHP | Junior | 6-0 | 190 | Rogers, Ark. / Rogers Heritage HS

As a Freshman (2016)
Made 14 appearances, compiling an 8.49 ERA over 11.2 innings … Gave up 16 hits and 11 earned runs … Totaled 14 strikeouts and only nine walks … Made four appearances in SEC play, coming against No. 12 South Carolina (March 18), Auburn (March 26), Missouri (April 3), and No. 2 Texas A&M (May 1) … Gave up one earned run or less against the Gamecocks and Aggies … Was a strong arm out of the bullpen early in the season, making six appearances over the first month and only allowing two earned runs in 5.0 innings, while striking out four … Struck out a season-high five batters against Missouri State (May 17), which was also his longest outing of the year (2.1 innings) … Made first career appearance against Central Michigan (Feb. 19) in a 6-1 victory.

Rogers Heritage High School
Played for head coach Keith Kilgore … Earned All-Conference, 7A All-State and 7A All-State Tournament honors in 2014 … Named to the All-NWA Media team in 2014 after going 6-3 on the mound with a 2.46 earned run average and 85 strikeouts in 54 innings of work … State runner-up as a freshman … Member of the National Honor Society … Most memorable athletic moment was winning the USSSA World Series.

Personal
Born on Jan. 21, 1997 … Son of Rick and Cynthia Murphy … Has one brother, Austin … Sport management major and minoring in psychology.