Emily Kirby

Greenville, NC

Pitcher

I just completed my first professional season this past summer (2022) with the Florida Vibe.

I played 5 years of college softball at Liberty University. I was the first ASUN Pitcher to win back to back pitcher of the year (2021 and 2022). I was a part of 3 NCAA Regional appearances in 2018, 2021 and 2022. Helped lead the team in the Tennessee and Duke Regional (2021/2022). Along with being a part of 3 conference and conference tournament championship teams (Big South 2018, ASUN 2021, ASUN 2022).

My 5th year at Liberty (2022) I posted a 2.27 ERA with a 14-7 win/loss record. I pitched 114.1 innings giving up only 73 hits, 37 earned runs, and had 134 strikeouts.

My senior year at Liberty (2021) I posted a 15-5 record, 1.92 ERA, nine shutouts, two saves, 145 strikeouts and a .194 opponents’ batting average in 138.1 innings pitched. In conference play, went 6-1 with an ASUN-leading 0.82 ERA, four shutouts, 62 strikeouts and a .148 opponents batting average in 51 innings pitched. Finished the season tied for 10th nationally with nine shutouts, which is the most shutouts by a Liberty left-hander and one shy of Julia DiMartino’s (2018) single-season program shutout record. Had three separate streaks of 15-or-more consecutive shutout innings, including a 27 1/3 inning scoreless streak from April 10 to April 28. Outdueled SEC Co-Pitcher of the Year Mary Haff on March 16, tossing a 10-inning five-hit shutout during which she struck out eight batters, helping Liberty snap Arkansas’ 19-game winning streak.