Height: 5' 10" Weight: 205 lbs
College Experience: VCU (2019)
Alkire recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and went 6-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 17 games (seven starts) as a senior. The right-hander allowed 27 runs (24 earned runs) on 41 hits and 21 walks while striking out 49 batters in a career-high 50.2 innings. Alkire limited opponents to a .218 batting average and tied for the team lead with six victories.
As a junior in 2018, Alkire went 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA in 15 games (five starts). In 39.2 innings pitched, Alkire allowed 13 runs (11 earned) on 18 hits and 24 walks while striking out 44 batters. Alkire posted a career-best 1.06 WHIP and held opponents to a team-best .140 batting average.
As a sophomore in 2017, Alkire made one appearance against Marist, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one. During the summer of 2017, Alkire played for the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken League, going 1-1 with a 5.21 ERA in in 13 relief appearances. In 19 innings, the right-hander allowed 16 runs (11 earned) on 25 hits and 13 walks while striking out 22 batters.
As a freshman in 2016, Alkire went 1-1 with a 9.42 ERA in nine games (one start). In 14 innings, Alkire allowed 19 runs (15 earned) on 30 hits and seven walks while striking out 13 batters. During the summer of 2016, Alkire pitched for the Charlottesville TomSox of the Valley League, going 2-1 with a 4.23 ERA in 11 games (five starts). In 38.1 innings, Alkire allowed 19 runs (18 earned) on 35 hits and 12 walks while striking out 22 batters.
Prior to beginning his collegiate career in 2016, Alkire was the third-rated prospect in the state of Maryland for the 2015 graduating class and was named Second Team All-MET by the Washington Post.
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