Jimmy Pickens and Blaise Salter combine for six RBI's to power MSU past Utah
Two ninth inning runs give Spartans late lead.
Four-run fifth inning sparks MSU.
Four-run fifth inning sparks MSU.
MSU recorded 35 hits in the two games and improved to 9-7.
Michigan State vs. Eastern Illinois, Feb. 28, 2014
AT A GLANCE
2013: Suffered blood clots and was sidelined for the season in mid-March after appearing in nine games as a reliever . . . received a medical redshirt . . . pitched a season-high three innings versus Western Carolina (2/22) and recorded a career-high seven strikeouts . . . had 20 strikeouts in just 14.2 innings all season . . . averaged a team high 12.27 strikeouts per nine innings . . . finished the season with a 4.30 ERA.
SUMMER 2012: Helped lead the Columbia Blowfish to the Coastal Plains League Petitt Cup Championship . . . during the regular season for the Blowfish before the playoff run, Kinley fanned 23 batters in 24 innings of work and was 2-1 with a 3.75 ERA.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Tied for team lead with six wins, all out of the bullpen . . . also had two holds . . . ranked third on the team with a 2.47 ERA . . . opponents hit just .220 against him in 47.1 innings of work . . . second on the team with 22 appearances . . . gave up only three runs in Big Ten play (1.17 ERA) . . . threw 2.2 scoreless innings of relief in NCAA Regional first-round game against Pepperdine (6/1) . . . earned saves vs. Toledo (5/9) and Penn State (5/19) . . . threw 3.2 shutout frames at Illinois (5/5) to record sixth win of the season . . . tossed 4.1 shutout innings and allowed only one hit to earn his fifth win of the year in the 11-inning victory over Minnesota (4/21) . . . struck out a career-high six and gave up just two hits in 4.1 innings of scoreless relief to earn victory against Ohio State (4/2) . . . pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win against Central Michigan (3/28) . . . earned his first career win by allowing just one unearned run in 4.0 innings of relief while striking out four in MSU's 11-inning win at Furman (2/25).
SUMMER 2011: Played with the Lake Erie Monarchs in the Great Lakes Collegiate League.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 25 games, including 21 starts (19 in right field, two in left field) . . . hit .237 (18-for-76) with five RBIs . . . collected 18 hits, including four doubles and a triple . . . scored eight runs . . . drove in two runs in win over Michigan (3/27) . . . had a season-high three hits against SIU-Edwardsville (3/4) . . . also made six appearances on the mound in relief, pitching 6.2 innings . . . opponents hit just .174 against him (lefties: .077, 1-for-13).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Bob Andrzywski at Saginaw Heritage High School . . . named to the 2010 Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 1 All-State First Team . . . selected to play in the annual MHSBCA All-Star Classic at Comerica Park . . . led the Hawks to the state semifinals as a senior . . . in the regional semifinals against Alpena, gave up only four hits and struck out 14 batters, including six in a row at one point, in Heritage's 4-0 win . . . two-time Saginaw Valley League MVP . . . earned first-team all-league honors as a junior and senior, and garnered second-team accolades as a sophomore . . . as a junior, struck out 74 in 51.2 innings, walking just 25 and allowing 34 hits and 13 earned runs for a 1.76 ERA . . . hit .483 with 10 doubles, four triples, three homers and 35 RBIs while scoring 38 runs . . . compiled a .747 slugging percentage and .607 on-base percentage . . . two-time captain . . . three-time academic all-league selection . . . also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 15, 1992 . . . son of Patrick and Donna Kinley.
KINLEY'S CAREER STATISTICS
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