Baseball


JR Kyes
JR Kyes
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Ill.

High School:
Springfield Southeast

Last College:
Lincoln Land C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
03/02/1983

B/T:
R/R

AT ILLINOIS
2004 Junior:
Appeared in 25 games and started nine, all at the designated hitter slot • Collected multi-hit games against Texas State, Winthrop and Indiana State • Picked up first extra base hit with a double against MacMurray • Played for the Springfield Rifles of the CICL during the summer.

Prior to Illinois
Played 2002 and '03 seasons at Lincoln Land Community College as a second baseman • Hit .387 with 23 doubles and 12 home runs • Earned first team Collegiate Conference of Central Illinois honors, as well as first team Region XXIV All Region Team honors • Played for the Springfield Rifles of the CICL during the 2002 and '03 summers.

High School
Earned seven varsity letters at Springfield Southeast: four in baseball and three in soccer • Set the school record for doubles with 20 and hit a conference-leading .478 as a junior • Was an All-Conference selection in 1999, '00 and '01 in the Central State Eight conference • Participated in the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association State All-Star game in 2001.

Personal
Born March 2, 1983 • Parents Rik and Julie Kyes • Majoring in sports management • Lists his parents as the most influential people in his athletic career • Plans on pursuing a masters degree and working in the front office of a professional organization after graduation.

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