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Four-year letterwinner playing baseball at Episcopal Academy for head coach Mike Hickey ... Three-sport athlete also excelling in football and basketball ... Ranked in Top 10 Pennsylvania players for the class of 2017 and Top 250 nationally by the Prep Baseball Report ... Perfect Game Top 500 and eighth-best right-handed pitcher in Pennsylvania ... 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and Atlantic All-Region second team ... 2016 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention ... One of Pennsylvania's top-25 high school baseball players by PennLive.com ... Team MVP of both baseball and football teams as a senior ... Named first-team All-Inter-Ac, All-Delco, All-Main Line and All-Southeastern PA team following junior and senior seasons ... Struck out 97 in 66 innings pitched as a senior ... As a junior, led Delaware County with 66 strikeouts, Episcopal with three home runs and finished the season with a 1.76 ERA ... Earned four wins over nationally-ranked teams during career ... ... Selected to the Inter-Ac Carpenter Cup Team ... Attended PG National Showcase ... Also a four-year member and three-year letterwinner on both the football and basketball teams ... Started every game for all three teams as a senior ... Was a first-team all-league and all-area pick as a tight end and defensive lineman ... Key Club Captain ... Earned school Graduation Award for Athletic and Academic Scholarship ... Participated in Episcopal Academy Farming Club.
Full name is Kyle William Virbitsky ... Born on October 8, 1998 in Media, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Bill and Leslie Virbitsky, who are both Penn State alums ... Has two younger brothers, Brian and Jake ... Cousin, Nick Virbitsky, was a men’s gymnast at Penn State ... Cousin, Justin Virbitsky, played football at Pitt ... Intends to major in business ... Hobbies include golfing and snowboarding.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
“If I had to put baseball aside and ask myself, ‘where would you want to go to school?’ Penn State was the blatantly obvious answer.”
Coach Cooper: "The son of two Penn Staters, Kyle is a tough-minded pitcher who has the ability and mindset to be a frontline starter for us. He was one of the most sought after pitchers on the East Coast and we are excited to welcome him home to Happy Valley!"