April 20, 2014

NU baseball’s Kelly picks up fourth All-American honor

Nebraska second baseman Pat Kelly was recently named a second-team freshman All-American by Perfect Game, a baseball scouting service. It’s the fourth freshman All-America honor that Kelly has received. Kelly was previously named a freshman All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Kelly is the first Husker freshmen to be named to four All-America teams following their first season at Nebraska.

Overall, the Huskers have picked up six national honors following the 2012 season, as freshman pitcher Kyle Kubat was also named a freshmen All-American by Collegiate Baseball and designated hitter Michael Prichard was a named a third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Kelly hit .313 average, with eight home runs and 37 RBI’s in 41 starts. He was twice named Big Ten Freshman of the Week and was a third-team All-Big Ten selection. This summer Kelly is playing for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the Northwoods League and leads the team with a .333 batter average and 29 RBI. He was recently named to the Northwoods League All-Star Game along with fellow Husker and Eau Claire Express third baseman Josh Scheffert.