St. John's returns 20 letterwinners from a squad that went 41-16 last season.
Photos from the Red Storm's 9-3 win over Albany on Tues., April 11, 2017.
Made 27 appearances, including seven starts, for the Red Storm… drove in two runs on eight hits… batted .195 with a .267 on-base percentage… tallied a pair of multi-hit games… made his season debut with a pinch-hit appearance against Western Carolina (Feb. 17)… registered his first hit of the season in the second game of a doubleheader against Liberty (March 11)… reached base with a walk against Butler (April 15)… picked up a hit in his lone at-bat against Seton Hall (April 29)… had a career day against Iona on Senior Night, going 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a pair of runs scored (May 2)… recorded a hit, a walk and a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader with Xavier (May 12)… went 2-for-4 at LIU Brooklyn (May 16)… walked and scored a run against Creighton in the BIG EAST Tournament (May 27).
As a Junior (2016):
Played in 15 games, making one start… hit .250 with two RBIs and four runs scored… made his St. John’s debut as a pinch hitter against UNCW (Feb. 20)… drove in his first run of the season against Fairleigh Dickinson (March 9)… picked up his first hit as a Johnny, a double, at Nevada (March 18)… went 1-for-1 with a run scored against NYIT (April 1)… made his first career start against Saint Peter’s, going 2-for-5… registered a hit in his lone at-bat against Iona (May 3)… drove in a run against Butler (May 8).
At Daytona State College (2014-15)
A first team All-Mid-Florida Conference selection as a sophomore ... appeared in 56 games in two seasons with the Falcons ... batted .274 (48-for-175) with five doubles, 24 RBI and 25 runs scored.
At Cardinal Newman
A four-year letterwinner for the Crusaders ... a two-time team captain ... earned Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class 4A All-State honors as a senior ... garnered first team All-County honors and honorable mention All-Area accolades as a senior ... named MVP of the Palm Beach Senior All-Star Game ... also earned three basketball letters ... served as team captain as a senior.
Kyle Patrick Cunningham ... born in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... son of Sean and Michelle Cunningham ... has an older brother, Eric, and a younger brother, Ryan ... chose St. John's for the education and winning tradition of the baseball program ... lists Jeff Mathis as his favorite athlete ... majoring in sport management.