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#11 Kolton Emery
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Black Hawk, S.D.
High School: Rapid City Stevens H.S.
Major: Civil Engineering
Experience: 3 Letters

Kolton has been a regular contributor in the starting rotation during his career as a Jackrabbit ... enters senior campgaign with a 12-8 career record

Again settled into the role of No. 3 starter during league play ... opened season by winning first two starts, striking out five in seven innings against St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) (2/23) and pitching six strong innings at Alcorn State (Miss.) (3/5) ... did not allow an earned run in six innings in home start versus North Dakota State (4/6) ... got back on winning track by allowing three runs in sevn wins over Fort Wayne (5/11) ... earned all-tournament honors after hurling 7 2/3 shutout innings and matching career high with five strikeouts to lead Jackrabbits to 2-0 victory over North Dakota State in first championship game of Summit League Baseball Championship (5/26)

Handled the role of No. 3 starter during Summit League play ... made 10 appearances with eight starts ... struck out three batters in 3 1/3 shutout innings at Fort Wayne (4/8) ... fanned career-high five batters in hard-luck loss in second game of doubleheader at North Dakota State (4/21) ...earned lone victory of season in final start, striking out two and allowing only two runs over six innings versus Western Illinois (5/18)

Tied for team lead with seven victories while filling the role of No. 4 starter for much of the season ... received team’s Jim Langer Freshman of the Year Award ... also tied for team lead with two complete games ... earned first collegiate victory with complete-game effort at Austin Peay (Tenn.), allowing only two runs and four hits while striking out three and walking three (3/9) ... after suffering lone loss of season at Nebraska (3/15), reeled off six consecutive victories ... began winning streak by allowing only one run in six innings of work in series finale at Northern Colorado (3/20) ... credited with save after hurling the final 3 1/3 innings with four strikeouts in series finale at Iowa (3/30) ... allowed only one run in seven innings, and received plenty of run support in 17-1 victory over Southern Utah (4/24) ... tied season high with four strikeouts in win over Oral Roberts as he allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings (5/15) ... surrendered only one hit in earning victory in relief as Jackrabbits won 14-inning game against IPFW to sweep doubleheader (5/19) … pitched seven strong innings but did not factor into the decision in Summit League Baseball Championship finale against Oral Roberts (5/29) ... also saw limited action in the field as a second baseman during his freshman season

Was the top prospect in the state out of the 2010 graduating class ... named South Dakota American Legion Player of the Year in 2009, when he hit .410 and posted 2.18 ERA with 100 strikeouts and only 18 walks in 86 innings ... three-time all-state honoree ... hit .450 with 11 home runs and 78 runs batted in during his final season and compiled a 10-2 record with 108 strikeouts in 93 1/3 innings pitched for the highly touted Rapid City Post 22 program ... graduated from Rapid City Stevens High School in 2010, where he played football for two seasons and was an all-conference performer in 2008 ... member of the National Honor Society