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Kelley Collects Freshman All-American Accolades

June 22, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State baseball’s Bryce Kelley was named a Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American.

Kelley becomes MSU’s eighth Freshman All-American and second under head coach Jake Boss Jr., joining second baseman Ryan Jones in 2010.

A native of Rockford, Michigan, Kelley was also on the Big Ten Conference All-Freshman team and earned MSU’s Steve Garvey Most Improved Player award. Kelley was Michigan State’s starting left fielder in all 24 B1G games. He led MSU with a .353 batting average overall, ranking third in the B1G. Kelley was also seventh in the B1G only stats with a .364 batting average. He also hit safely in 22 of 24 conference games, featuring a pair of 10-game hitting streaks in conference only action, with 20 in last 21 league contests. Kelley ended the season on a 13-game overall hitting streak, which started a day after his previous 13-game hitting streak was halted, finishing the season with a hit in 26 of last 27 games and 29 in 31 games.

The freshman outfielder also led the Spartans with 12 multi-hit games in conference only games, including three hits in two games (at Illinois on March 24, vs Minnesota on April 1). With a .416 on-base percentage, Kelley was tied for 14th in the league. He was also tied for 17th in the B1G with 13 stolen bases, ranking tied for 11th in the conference only stats with six swipes.

 

 

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