Carter and his Columbus teammates will go for another state crown starting on Saturday against Ringgold (Ga.) in the Class AAA state finals series. Carter is hitting .326 with 14 homers and 31 RBIs and has been walked 25 times. He%u2019s 11-2 on the mound with a 0.80 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 79 innings.
--Jason A. Churchill
Univ. of Georgia Release, Nov. 14, 2011
A 6-0, 195-pound pitcher/outfielder from Columbus, Ga., Kyle is the son of Cindy and Richard Carter. A left-handed pitcher/hitter, Kyle attends Columbus High School where he plays for coach Bobby Howard. As a junior, he led the Blue Devils to their second straight state title with 22 home runs and 46 RBI while batting .471 in 36 games. He set the single season and all-time home run record in school history. Also, he went 9-4 on the mound with a team-best 2.33 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 97 innings. As a freshman, he batted .418-12-49 and followed that up by hitting .408-11-42 as a sophomore plus went 10-2 with a 2.14 ERA and 96 strikeouts on the mound. He has been named the AAA Player of the Year and two-time All Bi-City Baseball Player of the Year in his prep career.
He has been a key member of the East Cobb Braves summer league team and was the MVP of the 17U Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) Championships and named to the WWBA All-World Tournament Team in helping the Braves win numerous titles. He was named the 2011 East Cobb Rawlings Player of the Year. Also as a youngster, he led Columbus to the 2006 Little League World Series title.
"I've always liked UGA, and after visiting the campus and talking to the coaches, some of the players and students, I knew my decision was made," said Carter.
"Kyle is a fierce competitor who can do anything on a baseball field," said (Georgia head coach David) Perno. "He's one of the best baseball players we've signed from his ability to be an everyday position player and also the potential to be an ace on the mound."