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Kyle Paul
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Kyle Paul

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kelowna, B.C.

High School:
Okanagan Mission Secondary

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
Catcher

B/T:
R/R

03/29/2014

Salukis Score Big in 11th to Even Series With Bears

SIU Plates Five Runs in Decisive Frame to Earn 9-5 Decision Over MSU

At Missouri State: Kyle Paul returns for his senior season as the Bears' leading hitter and run producer from a year ago. He will serve as the team's catcher and is a member of the Brooks Wallace Award watch list for the country's top college baseball player.

2007: Enters 2008 as a Brooks Wallace Award candidate for the nation's top player ... Ended the year as Missouri State's leading hitter with a .323 average and 37 RBIs ... Tied for the club lead in doubles (14) and triples (3) while adding four home runs for the team-high 21 extra-base hits ... Had a perfect fielding percentage in 264 chances ... Started 30 games at catcher and 25 as the team's DH ... Led the Bears with 21 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI games ... Posted a .485 slugging average and .396 on-base percentage ... Had two hits in three of the season's first four games ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs scored at Minnesota (3/10) ... Had three hits and scored twice versus South Dakota State (3/16) ... Hit two doubles and drove in three runs against South Dakota State (3/17) ... Had a three-hit day at Arkansas State (3/20) while also driving in two runs ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a triple versus Arkansas State (3/21) ... Was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored versus UNI (3/25) ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run at Illinois State (4/1) ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBIs versus Southeast Missouri State (4/4) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs versus Bradley (4/6) ... Had two hits at No. 9 Arkansas (4/11) ... Smashed two doubles against Dallas Baptist (4/14) ... Had three hits versus No. 9 Arkansas (4/18) ... Had a monster 4-for-4 game at Kansas (5/9), homering twice and totaling 11 bases with four RBIs ... Had two hits and scored twice against Wichita State (5/23) ... Went 2-for-4 with a solo home run versus Evansville (5/24) ... MVC All-Tournament team selection.

Background: Paul joined Missouri State after a successful two-year junior college career at Vernon College in Vernon, Texas, where he was the North Central Texas Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year in 2005 to go along with first-team and academic all-conference honors that same season ... Hit .365 as a freshman and .326 as a sophomore while belting 18 homers and driving in 92 runs in two years at Vernon ... Paul spent the final two years of his high school career starring for the Langley Blaze in British Columbia, hitting .377 with four homers and 44 RBIs and leading the team to league and provincial championships as a senior ... Was drafted in the 41st round of the 2006 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians.

Personal: Kyle Gregory Paul was born August 1, 1985, to Greg and Lorraine Paul in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada ... He has two brothers, Connor and Jesse ... Majoring in psychology.

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