Kyle Kennison, class of 1996. A reliever closer for the nationally regarded University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team during the 1994, 1995, and 1996 seasons, Kennison went on to professional career in baseball after being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1996. Ascending to the MLB AAA Tacoma Rainers, Kennison eventually retired from professional baseball due to injury. During his time with the Huskies, Kennison was a powerful and dominant force on the mound. Earning All-ECAC honors in 1995, Kennison holds career records for fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.12) and most strikeouts per nine innings (10.54). During the 1996 season, Kennison set the school mark for most strikeouts per nine innings in a season, averaging an outstanding 12.66 (44 in 29 innings). Kennison earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology in 1996.