BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week
Joe Kelly, St. John’s, Sr., RHP (Glendora, Calif.)
St. John’s senior righty reliever Joe Kelly had a successful week on the mound for the Red Storm. Kelly posted two saves and a victory as St. John’s went 4-1, 2-1 in league play at Butler. During his three appearances, no runs were scored. He struck out six and walked none over a stretch of 5.2 innings. In the BIG EAST opener at Butler on Friday, he threw 2.0 scoreless innings to record the save, In the final contest of the series, he threw 3.0 frames over the course of two days. He tossed the bottom of the ninth before the game was suspended due to darkness. On Sunday, he resumed to pitch two innings, striking out four batters and tallying the W. The 5-4 victory in 11 innings gave St. John’s the series win. In non-league play against Saint Peter’s, he recorded the final two outs of the contest with the game-tying run on deck.
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