Transferred to Tech from Western Carolina, where he didn't see any action as a freshman ... Was a solid hitter in high school, but will add much-needed depth out of the bullpen for the Hokies as a right-handed pitcher ... Has very good stuff, with some arm strength and an above-average slider ... Has a chance to have a solid role on the staff if he stays healthy ... Played briefly for the Herndon Braves of the Cal Ripken, Sr., Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2007, striking out 12 batters over 6.2 innings in five appearances.
Western Carolina: Redshirted during the 2007 season in Cullowhee, N.C.
High School: Played shortstop and pitched for three years at St. Augustine Prep ... As a senior, led his school to the New Jersey State Non-Public class A final while being named to the All-Cape Atlantic Conference first team and the Gannett All-State squad ... Batted .492 with eight homers and 32 RBIs in his final season in Vineland ... Had a career game against Sacred Heart, hitting three home runs and driving in six runs, in addition to striking out two batters in the seventh inning to preserve a 13-9 victory.
Personal: Kyle Eric Cichy ... Born 7/5/88 in Vineland, NJ ... Son of Edward and Carol Cichy ... Brother of Joe Cichy, a senior left-handed pitcher at Rowan University ... Enrolled in university studies.