8 - K.J. Parent
K.J. Parent
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Web School
Position: P/OF
Major: Biology
Bats/Throws: R/R

2014: Solid season as a two-way player for the Engineers … hit .279 with two home runs and 16 RBI … on the mound he was 4-3 with a 2.87 ERA over 47.0 innings … top-10 in the NEWMAC in home runs … nine multi-hit games … four multi-RBI outings … eighth in the nation in walks allowed per nine innings and 36th in strikeout to walk ratio … started the year at the plate with a 2-for-3 game at the Apprentice School (3/14) … pair of hits, including a home run, against Springfield (3/25) … 2-for-5 with a triple at Clark (3/29), driving in three and scoring once … RBI double at Trinity (4/2) … double among two hits against Emerson (4/5) … 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored at Babson (4/12) … home run at Springfield (4/27) in the NEWMAC Tournament … drove in a pair of runs at Wheaton (5/3) in the NEWMAC Championship series … drove in a pair of runs against Tufts (5/16) at the NCAA Tournament … began his season on the mound with 3.0 innings of one-hit relief against St. Vincent (3/15) … blanked Brandeis (3/28) on six hits with four strikeouts in a complete-game win … struck out five without a walk in a win over WPI (4/17) … picked up the win against St. Joseph’s (5/16) at the NCAA Tournament, giving up two earned runs while striking out three over eight innings.

2013: Took over the starting job at third base over the last half of the season … hit .254 with one home run and 10 RBI … five multi-hit games … went 2-for-4 in back-to-back games against Coast Guard (4/13-14) … drove in a pair of runs against Babson (4/27) … 2-for-4 against Wheaton (4/27), with two runs and an RBI … drove in a pair against Suffolk (5/6) … 2-for-4 with a run against Daniel Webster (5/16) at the NCAA Tournament … also pitched in six games with five starts … gave up just one run in six innings against Bard (3/24), striking out five to pick up the win … gave up one earned run in four innings at Johnson & Wales (3/30) … matched his season best with five strikeouts at WPI (4/6) … finished with a 2-1 record with a 5.11 ERA.

2012: Played in 20 games in the infield and pitched in 10 games as a freshman ... had a 3.72 ERA and a 4-1 record ... had a 2-3 game against Babson (3/24) ... went 2-2 with an RBI against WPI (4/21) ... finished the year with a .323 batting average... had 10 hits in 31 at-bats driving in two runs ... started six games on the mound ... went six strong innings against Curry (3/28) striking out three giving up just one run.

Off The Diamond at MIT: Majoring in biology … minor in chemistry … internship with NeuroScience Associates.

High School: A 2011 graduate of the Webb School of Knoxville … three-time letterwinner … all-state and all-division selection … helped his team to a state championship in 2010 … team captain … National Honor Society.