Sidearm righthander who was in his first season in the program in 2013 ... was one of the top pitchers out of the bullpen in 2013 ... in 32.2 innings pitched over 29 relief appearances and two seasons, he has a 2-0 record, two saves and a 4.13 ERA while allowing 39 hits (.293 opponents’ batting average), no homers and 13 walks with 22 strikeouts.
2014: Had an 0-0 record and a 45.00 ERA in five relief appearances ... in 1.0 innings pitched, he allowed four hits (.571 opponents’ batting average) and three walks with no strikeouts.
2013: Had a 2-0 record, two saves and a 2.84 ERA in a team-tying-high 24 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... in 31.2 innings pitched, he allowed 35 hits (.278 opponents’ batting average), no homers and 10 walks with 22 strikeouts ... pitched a perfect ninth inning against Wright State on Feb. 24 ... pitched 3.1 perfect innings in relief with three strikeouts against Winthrop on Feb. 27 ... pitched a perfect inning in relief at No. 7 South Carolina on March 3 ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with one strikeout to earn his first career win at No. 8 NC State on March 9; in 5.0 innings pitched over two relief appearances in the series, he allowed five hits, one run and one walk with four strikeouts ... pitched 1.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with one strikeout to record his first career save against Charleston Southern on March 13 ... pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts against No. 19 Georgia Tech on April 27 ... pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with two strikeouts against Maryland on May 4 ... pitched 2.1 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader at Furman on May 8 ... pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with one strikeout to record the save against St. Louis in the Columbia Regional on June 1.
Before Clemson: Sunbelt League All-Star team in junior college ... all-region selection in high school ... member of the region champions as a junior and senior ... lettered three times in baseball ... coached by Rich Billings at Lake Sumter (Fla.) Community College ... coached by Joey Ray at Milton High School.
Personal: His brother, Alex, is a lefthander on the 2015 Clemson team ... majoring in pre-business ... born Kyle Stephens Schnell on Oct. 15, 1992 in Alpharetta, Ga.