2022 (Senior): Appeared in 15 games with a pair of starts against UNC Asheville and Radford ... Pitched a career-high 30.0 innings with a 1-2 record and a 6.30 ERA ...Earned his first collegiate win against Appalachian State on February 28 with 4.0 scoreless innings for a career outing, striking out three without a walk ... Earned his first collegiate save against Marist on March 5, closing the final 3.0 innings in a 7-2 win in Johnson City to win the series ... Struck out a career-high five batters against Marist without walking anyone in 3.0 innings ... Pitched a scoreless frame in a thrilling 6-5 walk-off win over Radford ... Tennessee Lottery Scholar-Athlete (March 8).
2022 (Junior): Made three appearances out of the bullpen in 2022 ... Threw a hitless ninth inning in ETSU's 12-4 win over Northern Kentucky on February 19 with one strikeout ... Recorded one out in ETSU's 12-2 loss to Clemson (4/20) and threw 0.2 innings in ETSU's 8-6 loss against Radford (4/26).
2021 (Sophomore): Made one appearance out of the bullpen in 2021 … Gave up two runs, three hits, and a walk while striking out two in ETSU’s 9-7 loss vs Eastern Kentucky on March 6.
2020 (Freshman)*: Made five appearances out of the bullpen in 2020 … Held a 3.00 ERA with two runs allowed in six innings of work … Had two shutout performances (2/14, 2/21), struck out seven hitters, and allowed just two walks over the course of the shortened season.
Personal: Born on June 29, 2001 … Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn. where he was a 2019 state champion … In his senior year he held a 7-0 record on the mound and a 1.56 ERA … Son of Kenneth and Chris Kovacs … Majoring in Finance.
*2020 season was shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic