GREENSBORO, N.C. - Newberry College junior starting pitcher Zack Kelly has been named second team all-Southeast Region by Rawlings and the American Baseball Coaches Association, as announced Tuesday evening.
Kelly, a junior from Daleville, Va., was named first team all-South Atlantic Conference in his first season at Newberry after transferring from Concord (W. Va.).
He made 14 starts and logged an 8-4 record in 86.1 innings pitched, allowing 29 earned runs for a 3.02 ERA. He struck out 83 batters and walked 43 and allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 starts. He struck out nine batters in three games - at Barry, at Belmont Abbey and home vs. King - in his first three starts of the year.
“We could always rely on a quality start from Kelly in 2016,” Newberry pitching coach P.J. Zocchi said. “Sometimes there is added pressure coming in as a transfer but Kelly has proved himself to be a work horse for the team.”
This is the fourth straight season Newberry has been represented on the ABCA all-region teams.
|2016 Southeast-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams|
|NCAA Div. II Southeast All-Region First Team|
|1B||Mike McClellan||Sr.||Columbus State|
|2B||Dylan Cook||Sr.||Georgia College|
|3B||Blake Edwards||Sr.||Columbus State|
|SS||Evan Rogers||Sr.||Mars Hill|
|OF||Matthew Miller||Jr.||Georgia College|
|OF||Zak Orrison||Sr.||Mount Olive|
|DH||Zach Moon||Jr.||USC Aiken|
|P||Bruce Zimmerman||Jr.||Mount Olive|
|NCAA Div. II Southeast All-Region Second Team|
|SS||Ryan Ihle||Sr.||Columbus State|
|OF||Jackson Oliver||Sr.||Columbus State|
|P||Ethan Elliott||Fr.||Lincoln Memorial|
|P||Brandon Agar||Sr.||North Georgia|
Southeast Region Position Player of the Year: Dylan Cook, Georgia College
Southeast Region Pitcher of the Year: Placido Torres, Tusculum