Played in 13 games of the 2016 season…recorded 10 at-bats, scored five runs, belted one home run, and drew two walks and four hit-by-pitches…collected two RBI in a 11-2 win over the College of Charleston on February 28…earned his first and only home run as a Seminole in his last home game played on June 5 against South Alabama in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional…ended his Florida State career having appeared in 32 games and with an on-base percentage of .447.
Appeared in 19 games making one start in his first season at Florida State…lone start of the season came as the Seminole designated hitter against Jacksonville (Feb. 24)…posted a .188 batting average in 16 at-bats as all three of his hits went for doubles…recorded three RBI, two runs, three walks and three hit-by-pitches…tied a single-game school record when he was hit by three pitches against USF (March 3) – became the third Seminole to perform the feat…registered his first hit as a Seminole in his first at-bat connecting on a double in the middle game of the series against Oakland (Feb. 14) on opening weekend…drove in a career-high two batters against USF…hit .333 (2-for-6) as a pinch hitter – tied for the third most pinch hits by a Seminole…saw action at first base and in the outfield throughout the season…played summer ball with the Elmira Pioneers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
Helped lead Polk State College to a runner-up finish in the NJCAA Gulf District baseball tournament in 2014 and played at Pensacola Junior College as a freshman…member of the Dean’s List at Polk State College…played in the Perfect Game Collegiate Summer League in 2014 for the Utica Brewers, hitting .294 with four home runs, nine doubles, three triples, and 27 RBI…ranked top 10 in the league in slugging percentage, sacrifice flies, RBI, triples, and home runs…selected for the All-Star Team while with the Brewers.
Graduated from Citrus High School in Inverness…in addition to baseball also played two years of football for the Hurricanes.
Son of Charles and Clare Kelly…has two siblings, a brother, Harlan, and a sister, Bailey…third-generation Seminole has grandmother, grandfather, father, and brother graduate from Florida State…sister currently attends FSU…mother played collegiate tennis at Arkansas State…majoring in sport management…born on February 10, 1994.