Kevin McGovern

May 6,2016, Winnipeg, MB.,  during game action Headshots at Shaw Park, Mandatory Credit

Career Highlights: Fifth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…acquired by Goldeyes on 1/27/16 along with Conor Spink and a player to be named later in exchange for Luis Alen and Logan Vick…14-15 career record with a 4.73 ERA in 64 games, 39 of them as a starting pitcher…two career complete games, including one shutout…272.1 innings pitched in career, allowing 297 hits, 99 walks, and 28 home runs…267 career strikeouts…has averaged 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings in career…has held leadoff batter to a .245 average in career…played at Philadelphia University from 2009-11…combined 8-12 with a 3.72 ERA for the Rams in 30 games…struck out 149 in 159.2 innings pitched…Marketing major…also played at La Salle University (“Explorers”) in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 2008

2015
Lincoln (American Association/Ind.): 5-8 with a 5.01 ERA for the Saltdogs in 20 games, all of them starts…pitched 127.2 innings, allowing 138 hits, 53 walks, and 15 home runs…struck out 103…tied for sixth in the American Association in strikeouts and ranked 12th in innings pitched…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 10 of 20 starts and allowed more than four earned runs in only six of them…walked three or fewer batters in 14 of 20 starts…struck out six or more batters in a start nine times…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 18 of 20 starts and at least 5.0 innings in all of them…pitched into the seventh inning or later in a start eight times…started and earned the win on 5/24 at Kansas City, allowing three earned runs in 6.0 innings and striking out seven…struck out seven and allowed one earned run in 7.0 innings during start on 5/29 at Amarillo while taking a no-decision…started and took no-decision on 6/14 at Wichita, pitching 8.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts…allowed two earned runs and struck out four in 7.1 innings during start on 6/20 vs. Joplin while taking no-decision…earned win in start at Gary SouthShore on 6/27, allowing one unearned run in 6.0 innings and striking out four…struck out eight and allowed one earned run in 6.0 innings in start vs. Grand Prairie on 7/12 while picking up the win…struck out six and allowed two earned runs in 7.0 innings in start on 8/30 vs. Sioux Falls while taking a no-decision…took no-decision in start at Winnipeg on 9/5, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts

2014
Lincoln (American Association/Ind.): 3-3 with a 4.22 ERA in 10 games for the Saltdogs, all of them starts…threw one complete game, a shutout…64.0 innings pitched, allowing 69 hits, 17 walks, and four home runs…struck out 60…allowed three or fewer earned runs in six of 10 starts, and allowed more than four earned runs in only three of them…struck out six or more batters in seven of 10 starts…pitched at least 6.0 innings in six of 10 starts and at least 5.0 innings in nine of them…pitched a complete game shutout on 7/16 at Trois-Rivieres, allowing six hits and striking out seven in 9.0 innings…earned win in start vs. Amarillo on 7/2, allowing two earned runs in 7.2 innings and striking out four…took no-decision in start vs. Grand Prairie on 8/2, pitching 8.0 scoreless innings and striking out 10…struck out six and allowed two earned runs in 6.0 innings in start vs. Wichita on 8/12 while earning the win…took loss in start at Wichita on 8/18, allowing three earned runs in 7.0 innings and striking out six…helped Saltdogs reach American Association Championship Series…made two starts in the playoffs, going 0-1

Trinidad (Pecos/Ind.): 5-2 with a 3.81 ERA for the Triggers in nine games, all of them starts…threw one complete game…54.1 innings pitched, allowing 55 hits, 20 walks, and four home runs…struck out 90…ranked 11th in the Pecos League in ERA and fourth in strikeouts…allowed three or fewer earned runs in six of nine starts…struck out 10 or more batters in five of nine starts, and struck out seven or more batters in all of them…walked three or fewer batters in seven of nine starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in eight of nine starts…won five consecutive starts from 6/9-7/5…struck out 10 or more batters in five consecutive starts from 6/9-7/5…made first career start on 5/14 at Raton, striking out eight in 4.0 shutout innings while taking a no-decision…allowed three earned runs and struck out nine in 5.2 innings during start on 5/29 vs. Las Vegas while taking the loss…earned first career win as a starting pitcher on 6/9 vs. Santa Fe, allowing one unearned run in 7.2 innings and striking out 11…struck out 11 and allowed six earned runs in 5.0 innings during start on 6/15 vs. Las Vegas while earning the win…earned win in start at Raton on 6/25, striking out 15 and allowing two earned runs in 8.0 innings…started Pecos League All-Star Game for Northern Division on 6/30, allowing one earned run in 1.0 inning while taking a no-decision…struck out 11 and allowed five earned runs in 6.0 innings during start on 7/5 vs. Raton while picking up the win…8-for-23 (.348) as a hitter with three runs scored, two doubles, and five RBI…had 7-game hitting streak from 5/29-7/5 (8-for-20, .400)…hit safely in seven of nine games…had one multi-hit game…collected first professional hit on 5/29 vs. Las Vegas going 1-for-2…picked up first career RBI on 6/4 vs. Las Vegas while going 1-for-2 with a double 

2013
Rockland (Can-Am/Ind.): Made two relief appearances for the Boulders…0-0 record…allowed four earned runs on five hits in 0.2 innings pitched…struck out one

2012
Road Warriors (Frontier/Ind.): Made 23 relief appearances for the Road Warriors during rookie professional seasons, going 1-2 with a 5.26 ERA…finished four games…25.2 innings pitched, allowing 30 hits, nine walks, and one home run…struck out 13…did not allow an earned run in 15 of 23 relief appearances and allowed more than one earned run in only four of them…pitched more than 1.0 inning in six of 23 relief appearances…made professional debut on 6/28 vs. Windy City, facing one batter…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/14 at Windy City…earned first career win on 7/26 at Lake Erie, allowing one earned run and striking out one in 2.0 relief innings…struck out one in 1.2 scoreless relief innings on 7/31 at Gateway…pitched 3.1 scoreless relief innings and struck out three on 8/30 at Rockford

Rick Forney on Kevin McGovern: I’m pleased to add two competitive left-handers in Kevin McGovern and Conor Spink.  We’ve lost a lot of arms due to retirements, affiliated ball, and Mexico, and needed to restock our pitching staff.  Kevin was one of a select group of American Association pitchers to start 20 games, throw 120-plus innings, and record 100-plus strikeouts.