21 Kai Kirk
21 Kai Kirk
Height: 6-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: St. Paul's (Wesleyan Univ.)
Position: P/OF
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Bats/Throws: L/L
app 12
gs 10
w 1
l 8
sv 0
ip 63.0
era 8.71
k 40

Honors
SCIAC All-Academic Team (2015-16)

2016

  • Led team in games started (10), strikeouts (40), innings (63)
  • Tied for team lead in walks (14), wins (1), pitching appearances (12)
  • 2nd in ERA (8.57)
  • T-2nd in triples (1)
  • T-3rd in runs (14)

Research and STEM activities
Interned with Keisokugiken Corporation, an alliance partner of National Instruments specializing in automotive testing and real-time data logging of seismograms and Geiger counters across Japan, in 2014...Interned as a lab technician at SanDisk Corp. in 2012.

Prior to Caltech
Two-time Dean's List at Wesleyan University...Recorded a 4.12 ERA and 3-1 record over 24.0 innings pitched across seven appearances (three starts) as a freshman at Wesleyan ...Pitched six innings his sophomore year...A 3-2 dual degree program participant.

Recent Games
Apr 22 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 17-7
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 13-3
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 20-4
Apr 27 Cal Lutheran L, 11-1
May 1 at Occidental L, 11-1
May 3 Whittier L, 8-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 31 25
Plate appearances 80 64
At Bats 63 51
Runs 14 8
Hits 18 13
Doubles 1 -
Triples 1 1
Home Runs - -
Runs Batted In 5 3
Total bases 21 15
Walks 14 12
Hit by pitch 1 1
Strikeouts 27 23
Sacrifice Flies - -
Sacrifice Hits 2 -
Hit into double play 1 1
Stolen Bases 2 2
Caught Stealing 1 1
Batting Average .286 .255
On Base Percentage .423 .406
Slugging Percentage .333 .294
Appearances 12 10
Games started 10 8
Wins 1 0
Losses 8 8
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 63.0 52.1
Hits 101 90
Runs 92 82
Earned Runs 61 54
Walks 34 30
Strikeouts 40 27
Strikeouts per Game 5.71 4.64
Doubles Allowed 31 28
Triples Allowed 5 4
Home Runs Allows - -
At Bats Against 274 233
Batting Average Against .369 .386
Earned Run Average 8.71 9.29
Wild pitches 15 11
Hit Batters 12 7
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed 13 11
Sacrifice Hits Allowed 3 3
Total Chances 65 57
Put Outs 40 34
Assists 16 14
Errors 9 9
Fielding Percentage .862 .842
Double Plays 1 -
Stolen Bases Allowed 17 14
Runners Caught Stealing 4 3
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage .190 .176
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Jan 30 Alumni   - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 La Sierra L, 7-6 1 1 0 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Feb 14 La Sierra W, 9-6 4 3 3 1 - - 2 - 1 - -
Feb 19 La Verne L, 11-2 1 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 20 at La Verne L, 9-5 3 1 1 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Feb 20 at La Verne L, 14-3 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 3 - -
Feb 26 at Occidental L, 18-0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 27 Occidental L, 11-0 3 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 27 Occidental L, 10-6 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 2 - -
Mar 4 Cal Lutheran L, 9-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 5 at Cal Lutheran L, 15-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 5 at Cal Lutheran L, 15-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Augsburg W, 5-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Augsburg L, 6-1 3 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 19 vs. Macalester L, 8-6 2 2 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 19 vs. Macalester L, 9-3 2 0 1 - - - 0 1 - - -
Mar 25 at Chapman L, 10-0 2 0 1 - - - 0 1 1 1 -
Mar 26 Chapman L, 16-1 3 0 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 26 Chapman L, 16-4 3 1 1 - 1 - 1 1 2 - -
Apr 1 Claremont-M-S L, 17-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 2 at Claremont-M-S L, 12-9 5 0 2 - - - 1 1 1 - -
Apr 2 at Claremont-M-S L, 14-4 2 1 1 - - - 1 2 1 - -
Apr 8 at Redlands L, 8-6 2 0 0 - - - 0 2 2 - -
Apr 10 at Redlands L, 13-1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 10 at Redlands L, 10-2 3 1 1 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Apr 15 Whittier L, 16-7 5 1 2 - - - 0 - 2 - 1
Apr 16 at Whittier L, 9-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 16 at Whittier L, 5-2 1 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Apr 22 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 17-7 4 2 1 - - - 0 1 2 - -
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 13-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 20-4 1 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 27 Cal Lutheran L, 11-1 2 0 0 - - - 0 1 1 - -
May 1 at Occidental L, 11-1 3 1 0 - - - 0 1 2 1 -
May 3 Whittier L, 8-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Jan 30 Alumni   - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 La Sierra L, 7-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 2
Feb 14 La Sierra W, 9-6 - - - 4 1 - - - - 4
Feb 19 La Verne L, 11-2 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 1
Feb 20 at La Verne L, 9-5 - - - 1 0 - - 1 - 4
Feb 20 at La Verne L, 14-3 - - - 0 0 - - 1 - 4
Feb 26 at Occidental L, 18-0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Feb 27 Occidental L, 11-0 - - - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 3
Feb 27 Occidental L, 10-6 - - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 4
Mar 4 Cal Lutheran L, 9-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 5 at Cal Lutheran L, 15-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 5 at Cal Lutheran L, 15-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Augsburg W, 5-4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 18 vs. Augsburg L, 6-1 - - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 3
Mar 19 vs. Macalester L, 8-6 - - 2 1 0 - 1 - - 4
Mar 19 vs. Macalester L, 9-3 - - - 1 0 - - 1 - 3
Mar 25 at Chapman L, 10-0 - - - 1 0 - - - - 3
Mar 26 Chapman L, 16-1 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 3
Mar 26 Chapman L, 16-4 - - - 3 1 - - - - 4
Apr 1 Claremont-M-S L, 17-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 2 at Claremont-M-S L, 12-9 - - - 2 0 - - 2 - 6
Apr 2 at Claremont-M-S L, 14-4 - - - 1 0 - - - - 4
Apr 8 at Redlands L, 8-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 4
Apr 10 at Redlands L, 13-1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 10 at Redlands L, 10-2 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 4
Apr 15 Whittier L, 16-7 - - - 2 0 1 1 - - 5
Apr 16 at Whittier L, 9-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 16 at Whittier L, 5-2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 1
Apr 22 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 17-7 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 5
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 13-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 20-4 1 - - 1 0 - - - - 2
Apr 27 Cal Lutheran L, 11-1 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 3
May 1 at Occidental L, 11-1 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 4
May 3 Whittier L, 8-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Jan 30 Alumni   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 La Sierra L, 7-6 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 6 4 9.00 2 3 -
Feb 14 La Sierra W, 9-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 19 La Verne L, 11-2 1 0 1 0 5.0 8 7 7 12.60 5 0 -
Feb 20 at La Verne L, 9-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 20 at La Verne L, 14-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 26 at Occidental L, 18-0 1 0 1 0 4.2 10 12 10 19.29 5 4 -
Feb 27 Occidental L, 11-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 27 Occidental L, 10-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 4 Cal Lutheran L, 9-3 1 0 1 0 7.0 7 7 5 6.43 2 4 -
Mar 5 at Cal Lutheran L, 15-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 5 at Cal Lutheran L, 15-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Augsburg W, 5-4 1 1 0 0 6.2 7 4 3 4.05 2 10 -
Mar 18 vs. Augsburg L, 6-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 19 vs. Macalester L, 8-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 19 vs. Macalester L, 9-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 25 at Chapman L, 10-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 26 Chapman L, 16-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 26 Chapman L, 16-4 0 0 0 0 4.0 5 7 2 4.50 4 3 -
Apr 1 Claremont-M-S L, 17-6 1 0 1 0 7.0 16 11 7 9.00 1 5 -
Apr 2 at Claremont-M-S L, 12-9 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 2 at Claremont-M-S L, 14-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 8 at Redlands L, 8-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 10 at Redlands L, 13-1 1 0 1 0 6.0 12 12 4 6.00 5 3 -
Apr 10 at Redlands L, 10-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 15 Whittier L, 16-7 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 16 at Whittier L, 9-5 1 0 1 0 7.2 12 7 3 3.52 4 3 -
Apr 16 at Whittier L, 5-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 22 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 17-7 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 13-3 1 0 1 0 4.0 8 9 8 18.00 1 3 -
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 20-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 27 Cal Lutheran L, 11-1 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 13.50 2 - -
May 1 at Occidental L, 11-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
May 3 Whittier L, 8-3 1 0 1 0 5.0 9 7 5 9.00 1 2 -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Jan 30 Alumni   - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 La Sierra L, 7-6 1 1 0 0 1.000 - 2 - - - -
Feb 14 La Sierra W, 9-6 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 19 La Verne L, 11-2 2 1 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 20 at La Verne L, 9-5 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 20 at La Verne L, 14-3 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 26 at Occidental L, 18-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Feb 27 Occidental L, 11-0 3 1 0 2 .333 - - - - - -
Feb 27 Occidental L, 10-6 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 4 Cal Lutheran L, 9-3 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - 2 1.000 - -
Mar 5 at Cal Lutheran L, 15-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 5 at Cal Lutheran L, 15-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Augsburg W, 5-4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 1 1 .500 - -
Mar 18 vs. Augsburg L, 6-1 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Macalester L, 8-6 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Macalester L, 9-3 2 1 1 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 25 at Chapman L, 10-0 3 3 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 26 Chapman L, 16-1 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 26 Chapman L, 16-4 2 1 1 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -
Apr 1 Claremont-M-S L, 17-6 4 0 2 2 .500 - 8 1 .111 - -
Apr 2 at Claremont-M-S L, 12-9 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Claremont-M-S L, 14-4 3 2 0 1 .667 - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Redlands L, 8-6 5 5 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Redlands L, 13-1 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -
Apr 10 at Redlands L, 10-2 3 3 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 15 Whittier L, 16-7 3 3 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 16 at Whittier L, 9-5 3 0 2 1 .667 - 2 - - - -
Apr 16 at Whittier L, 5-2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 22 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 17-7 2 1 0 1 .500 - - - - - -
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 13-3 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 2 - - - -
Apr 23 Pomona-Pitzer L, 20-4 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 27 Cal Lutheran L, 11-1 4 2 1 1 .750 - - - - - -
May 1 at Occidental L, 11-1 3 3 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 3 Whittier L, 8-3 5 2 2 1 .800 - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2015-16 31 63 14 18 1 1 - 5 14 27 2 1 .286 .423 .333
2016-17 33 68 12 21 3 1 - 5 2 18 3 - .309 .347 .382
Total 64 131 26 39 4 2 - 10 16 45 5 1 .298 .387 .359
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
2015-16 31 1 - 2 21 2 1 11 8 1.38 80
2016-17 33 2 - 1 26 4 1 17 13 1.31 73
Total 64 3 - 3 47 6 2 28 21 1.33 153
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
2015-16 12 10 1 8 0 - 63.0 101 92 61 34 40 5.71 - 8.71
2016-17 15 13 1 12 0 5 85.0 113 66 54 40 37 3.92 4 5.72
Total 27 23 2 20 0 5 148.0 214 158 115 74 77 4.68 4 6.99
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2015-16 31 65 40 16 9 .862 1 17 4 .190 - -
2016-17 33 65 43 19 3 .954 1 18 5 .217 - -
Total 64 130 83 35 12 .908 2 35 9 .205 - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 31 63 14 18 1 1 - 5 14 27 2 1 .286 .423 .333
Conference 25 51 8 13 - 1 - 3 12 23 2 1 .255 .406 .294
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 14 27 6 9 1 1 - 3 3 10 - 1 .333 .419 .444
Away 13 29 6 7 - - - 2 10 15 2 - .241 .436 .241
Neutral 4 7 2 2 - - - 0 1 2 - - .286 .375 .286
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Wins 2 4 3 3 1 - - 2 - 1 - - .750 .750 1.000
Losses 29 59 11 15 - 1 - 3 14 26 2 1 .254 .405 .288
-
February 8 20 5 5 1 - - 2 2 8 - - .250 .318 .300
March 8 15 3 5 - 1 - 1 3 6 1 - .333 .444 .467
April 13 25 5 8 - - - 2 8 11 - 1 .320 .500 .320
May 2 3 1 0 - - - 0 1 2 1 - .000 .250 .000
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 31 1 - 2 21 2 1 11 8 1.38 80
Conference 25 1 - - 15 1 1 9 6 1.50 64
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home 14 1 - - 12 2 1 6 2 3.00 31
Away 13 - - - 7 0 - 3 4 0.75 39
Neutral 4 - - 2 2 0 - 2 2 1.00 10
-
Wins 2 - - - 4 1 - - - - 4
Losses 29 1 - 2 17 1 1 11 8 1.38 76
-
February 8 - - - 6 1 - 3 4 0.75 22
March 8 - - 2 7 1 - 3 2 1.50 20
April 13 1 - - 8 0 1 4 2 2.00 34
May 2 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 4
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 12 10 1 8 0 - 63.0 101 92 61 34 40 5.71 - 8.71
Conference 10 8 0 8 0 - 52.1 90 82 54 30 27 4.64 - 9.29
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home 8 6 0 5 0 - 38.0 60 57 41 18 20 4.74 - 9.71
Away 3 3 0 3 0 - 18.1 34 31 17 14 10 4.91 - 8.35
Neutral 1 1 1 0 0 - 6.2 7 4 3 2 10 13.50 - 4.05
-
Wins 1 1 1 0 0 - 6.2 7 4 3 2 10 13.50 - 4.05
Losses 11 9 0 8 0 - 56.1 94 88 58 32 30 4.79 - 9.27
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February 3 3 0 2 0 - 13.2 22 25 21 12 7 4.61 - 13.83
March 3 2 1 1 0 - 17.2 19 18 10 8 17 8.66 - 5.09
April 5 4 0 4 0 - 26.2 51 42 25 13 14 4.73 - 8.44
May 1 1 0 1 0 - 5.0 9 7 5 1 2 3.60 - 9.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 31 65 40 16 9 .862 1 17 4 .190 - -
Conference 25 57 34 14 9 .842 - 14 3 .176 - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 14 32 15 11 6 .813 - 13 3 .188 - -
Away 13 27 21 3 3 .889 - 3 - - - -
Neutral 4 6 4 2 0 1.000 1 1 1 .500 - -
-
Wins 2 2 1 1 0 1.000 - 1 1 .500 - -
Losses 29 63 39 15 9 .857 1 16 3 .158 - -
-
February 8 11 8 1 2 .818 - 2 - - - -
March 8 14 9 5 0 1.000 1 2 3 .600 - -
April 13 32 18 8 6 .813 - 13 1 .071 - -
May 2 8 5 2 1 .875 - - - - - -