UNLV: Is in his fifth year with the Rebels ... A tall, left-handed hitter with a lot of power ... Will challenge for playing time at first base and at DH ... Can also pitch if needed ... The top student on the team who has been named UNLV's Most Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete two of the last three years.
2009: Played in 31 games and made 18 starts ... Hit .329 (27-82) in the most playing time of his Rebel career ... Fourth on the team with five home runs ... Added five doubles and a triple ... Notched 23 RBI and scored 16 runs ... Collected two or more hits in a game eight times ... Drilled his first career home run against Saint Peter's in the first game of a doubleheader on Feb. 27, then added his second career round tripper in the night cap ... Played best game of Rebel career against Butler on March 7, going 4-for-6 with four runs scored and two doubles ... Knocked in a career-high three runs at Air Force on April 24 ... The next day went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI against the Falcons ... Drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple in a pinch-hit appearance at BYU on May 9 ... Named to the Academic All-MWC team for the fourth consecutive time and a MWC Scholar-Athlete for a third straight year.
2008: Played in 18 games and made three starts ... Also pitched in five games ... Hit .276 (8-29) with a double and an RBI ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and RBI against Maine on March 1 ... Did not allow a run in his five relief appearances on the mound, tossing 4.1 scoreless innings ... Made his debut on the mound on April 5 against BYU ... Named to the Academic All-MWC team for a third straight year and was named a MWC Scholar-Athlete for a second straight year ... Named UNLV's Most Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete for a second straight time.
2007: Played in 17 games, including a start against TCU on April 13 ... Picked up four hits in 21 plate appearances ... Drove in a run and also scored in his start against the Horned Frogs ... Named to the Academic All-MWC team for a second straight year and named a MWC Scholar-Athlete for the first time ... Named UNLV's Most Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete.
2006: Redshirted ... Earned Academic All-MWC honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Carmel HS in Carmel, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner under coach Mike Kelly ... Played primarily first base while also spending time as a DH ... Earned All-Mission Trails Athletic League honors in baseball three times ... Hit .442 as a senior, hitting 13 home runs with 41 RBI ... Compiled a 7-1 record on the mound with five saves as well in his final prep season ... Also lettered four times in basketball, earning All-MTAC honors as a junior and senior.
PERSONAL: Kyle Christopher Kretchmer was born on Aug. 5, 1986, in Novato, CA ... The son of Chris and Corleen Kretchmer ... Has a younger brother, Matt ... Was on the honor roll all four years of high school ... Hobbies include fishing, working out, eating and playing video games ... Majoring in kinesiological sciences.
Kretchmer's Career Statistics Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO 2009 .329 31-18 82 16 27 5 1 5 23 49 7 17 2008 .276 18-3 29 3 8 1 0 0 1 9 1 6 2007 .190 17-1 21 1 4 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 Total .295 66-22 132 20 39 6 1 5 25 62 8 23