AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2016
CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... Made 22 appearances, second on the team, all in relief ... Led UCSD with five saves, with four of them coming in February ... Did not allow a run in 17 of 22 outings, including first four (4.1 IP), and last six (4.2) ... Made college debut in opener vs. The Master's (2/6), working around a two-out single in the ninth after striking out his first career batter looking, to preserve a narrow 3-2 lead and notch his first save ... Final save came in series opener at No. 24 Cal Poly Pomona (3/19), striking out the side around a pair of two-out singles to cap a come-from-behind 6-3 victory ... Also fanned a season-high three, over a season-long 1.2 frames, for fourth save in doubleheader nightcap at Cal State San Bernardino (2/27).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
Redshirted the season.
Pitched locally for San Diego's South Bay System of the Western Baseball Association (WBA) during the 2015 summer ... Previously pitched for SB Cardinals during the 2013 summer, posting a 0.90 ERA and .150 opponent batting average over 30 innings.
A 2014 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad ... Played for the Mavericks in the Avocado West League ... Helped guide LCC to CIF San Diego Section Open Division semifinals in 2013 ... U-T San Diego All-Academic Team (2012-13) ... Scholar-Athlete.
Born May 10 in La Jolla ... Parents are Kevin and Loren Kurz ... Has an older sister named Mckenna who was a diver at Cal during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons ... Human biology major at Roosevelt College ... Would like to attend medical school and ultimately become an orthopedic surgeon after earning his undergraduate degree from UCSD ... Hitting a grand slam both left-handed and right-handed and throwing three consecutive complete-game shutouts in 2013 are among memorable baseball moments ... Enjoys surfing, golfing and playing guitar ... Roots for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche and San Diego Padres ... Favorite athletes are St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and Broncos linebacker Von Miller ... Listens to Jack Johnson and country music ... Loves carne asada.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2016 season)
Innings Pitched: 1.2, 2/27/16 at Cal State San Bernardino-2
Hits: 3, 4/16/16 vs. SF State-2
Runs: 4, 2 times (last 4/16/16 vs. SF State-2)
Earned Runs: 4, 3/5/16 vs. Cal State LA
Walks: 3, 3/5/16 vs. Cal State LA
Strikeouts: 3, 2 times (last 3/19/16 at Cal Poly Pomona)
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2016 season)
2016: 1.000 (0-8-0)
TOTALS: 1.000 (0-8-0)