2022 (Junior): ETSU's only pitcher to make all his appearances as starts, garnering 13 on the season going 4-4 ... Threw 71.2 innings with 74 strikeouts and just 62 hits given up, finishing the season with a 3.77 ERA ... Through his first five outings, Loyd went at least five innings in all five while striking out double-digit batters in three of the five, starting the season with back-to-back outings of 10 strikeouts ... In his start against George Washington (3/25), Loyd hurled an immaculate inning to start: nine pitches, nine strikes, and three strikeouts, ending the outing with a career-high 15 strikeouts, one shy of matching the program record ... Started the season 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA, holding a 0.79 ERA after his fourth start of the season ... Threw a season-high seven innings twice against UNC Asheville (3/13) and George Washington (3/25)...Went 2-2 in his outings when throwing more than 100 pitches.
2021 (Sophomore): Loyd was the ace for the Blue and Gold in 2021 … He made 13 starts and set the program record for the fewest hits per nine innings with 7.12 (57 hits in 72.1 IP) … In 72.1 innings, Loyd struck out 83 allowed 33 earned runs, and walked 32, holding a 4.11 ERA … He set a career-high in the longest outing of his two-year career, striking out 10 in 7.2 innings at The Citadel on April 16 … Loyd had seven quality starts and hosted a 5-5 record in his sophomore year campaign … The Knoxville Native, struck out eight or more batters four times and allowed two earned runs or less while going 5+ innings in six starts … His 83 strikeouts were 4th in the SoCon and he was second in the league with a .213 opponent batting average … He concluded the year with 10.36 strikeouts per nine innings which is second in program history behind teammate Nathanial Tate … Named to SoCon All-Freshman Team.
2020 (Freshman)*: Made his first career start vs Toledo (2/16) and went 2.1 innings allowing three runs with a strikeout … Came out of the bullpen twice in the shortened season tossing an inning vs Georgia State (3/1) and Ohio (3/8) … Concluded the year with no decisions, five strikeouts, and a 14.54 ERA in 4.1 innings on the mound.
Personal: Born on May 7, 2000 … Graduated from Christian Academy of Knoxville … As a right-handed pitcher, in his senior season, he threw 70 innings and held an 8-1 record, a 2.10 ERA, and held opposing hitters to a .167 hitting percentage … Son of Rick and Shannon Loyd.
*2020 season was shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic