2021 (Junior): Kirby made three starts and 11 appearances out of the bullpen in 2021… Led the team with a 1.95 ERA in 32.1 innings of work, striking out 28 and allowing just seven walks and seven earned runs… Concluded the season with a 3-1 record, picking up his first win of the season vs UNC Asheville (Feb. 27), and his final win on May 20 in the best start of his career — a 7-inning complete-game outing vs Samford, allowing just one run, striking out six and allowing no walks on 92 pitches in ETSU’s 11-1 win…The seven innings of work was a career high… His ERA never rose above 3.00 throughout the season… His 1.95 ERA was the best among SoCon pitchers with more than 30 innings of work.

2020 (Sophomore)*: Made four starts and held a 2-1 record…Recorded a career-high seven strikeouts in a no decision against Georgia State (3/1)…Finished the season with a 4.26 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 19.0 IP…Opposing hitters hit .276 against him…His 17 strikeouts and 19 IP were second-best on the team. 

*Season canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019 (Freshman): Appeared in 19 games as a freshman, the third most appearances on the team ... Made one midweek start in 2019, getting the nod against eventual NCAA National Champion Vanderbilt for his first collegiate start ... Finished with a 1-1 record and a 4.85 ERA over 29.2 innings ... Threw three innings of relief against Western Carolina in a 10-9 win to earn his first collegiate victory ... Had a streak of 8.1 innings without an earned run spanning six games from March 27 to April 19.

Prior to ETSU: Prepped at Damien High School in La Verne, California, as a pitcher for head coach Andy Nieto … Complied a 6-1 record his senior season on the bump en route to earning a first team all-baseline league selection.

Personal: Born May 18, 2000 ... From Upland, Calif. … Son of John and Lauren Kirby … Zach’s cousin, Chris Kohler, has spent four seasons playing in the Oakland Athletics organization, most recently spending the 2018 season with the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League (Short Season A) … Zach’s other cousin, Alexis Rushlow, is currently a collegiate soccer player at Utah … Anticipated major is criminal justice.