The Demon Deacons defeated the Spartans 11-7 on Wednesday night.
After beginning his career as a catcher only, Garrett Kelly transitioned into a dual role before eventually settling in as a pitcher only his senior year, and developed into one of the team's most reliable set-up men ... Concluded his career with a 2-8 record and 6.11 ERA in 51 appearances and five starts, striking out 71 batters in 70.2 innings.
Signed a free agent minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins following the season ... Finished the year with a 1-2 record, 4.86 ERA and a save in 28 appearances and one start ... Struck out 41 batters in 33.1 innings, while allowing foes to hit just .217 against him ... Struck out four in 2.0 scoreless innings in an 11-0 win over College World Series finalist Coastal Carolina ... Fanned five batters in 2.0 innings in a win at App State ... Had scoreless outings against ACC foes Duke (twice), Florida State, Boston College and Virginia Tech ... Didn't allow more than two earned runs in any of his 28 appearances ... Recorded a save by retiring the only batter he faced at Marshall (May 17) ... Picked up his first win of the year in an ACC Championship victory over Virginia (May 27), allowing an unearned run in 1.2 hitless frames with two strikeouts.
Spent his first season as a full-time pitcher, but battled injuries most of the season and missed the final two months of the year ... Posted his best outing against App State (Feb. 25), tossing 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two ... Also pitched well against Miami (March 21), tossing 1.2 shutout frames, allosing one hit ... Struck out a season-high three batters in 1.2 innings at App State (March 25).
Versatile player who pitched in 13 games and caught 19 games.
Started 13 games as catcher and recorded three hits ... Opened the season as the starting catcher against Towson (Feb. 15) and scored a run and walked once ... First hit of the season came against Marshall (Feb. 17) ... Recorded two game-tying RBI walks against Stony Brook (March 1) ... Recorded a double and a run against Saint Louis (March 1) ... Tallied a hit and a run against Boston College (March 21) ... Played for the New Market Rebels in the Shenandoah Valley League during the summer.
Maintained an ERA of 5.03 with a 1-3 record over 19.2 innings with one start ... Season debut on the mound came against Georgetown (Feb. 16) and went 1.2 innings to earn the save with three strikeouts ... Earned his first win against East Carolina (March 12) after not giving up a run over 2.0 innings ... Pitched two scoreless innings against Appalachian State (April 16) ... Struck out a career-high four batters against Florida State (April 19) ... Started his first career game against Duke (April 26) ... Did not give up a run in 1.2 innings against No. 1 Virginia (May 16).
Played in nine games and made five starts during his inaugural campaign ... Started the very first game of his college career vs. Alcorn State on Feb. 15 and picked up an RBI in the win ... Made all five of his starts at catcher from Feb. 15 - March 3 ... Went 4-for-17 (.235) at the plate with three walks, five runs scored and an RBI ... Three of his four hits on the season came vs. Alcorn State on Feb. 16, going 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored ... Picked up his only other hit of the season at UNCG on April 16.
Competed at Edison High School in Fresno, Calif. ... Three-time all-league selection and first-team all-league twice ... All-Regional selection and All-State nominee ... Captain of the team for two years .... Won the Central Section Championship ... 2011 Oakland Athletics Area Code participant in Long Beach ... on the San Francisco Giants scout team ... Played for the CC Baseball Academy for three years ... Played for coach Cliff Rold ... Earned three varsity letters in both baseball and football ... All-League selection in football as a linebacker and was the team captain ... Invited to the North/South Rotary All-Star Game ... Won a league and central section championship.
Son of Timothy and Lilette Kelly ... Has a younger brother, Ian ... Born in Downey, Calif. on Aug. 2, 1994 ... Was a CIF Scholar Athlete finalist in high school and a B'nai B'rith student-athlete of the year finalist ... Also was the student body president ... Seven high school teammates are competed in collegiate athletics including Oregon CB Cliff Harris who signed with the New York Jets ... Father Timothy competed in the high jump at Cal State Long Beach.