07/22/2014
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#19 Kelly Secrest
Position: Left-handed Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 218
Year: Senior
City/State: Mt. Airy, N.C.
High School: North Davidson
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Selected by New York Mets in the 10th round with the 295th overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft

2014 (Senior): Set school and conference records with 114 career appearances ... Finished collegiate career with 17 saves, ranking second on UNCW's list ... Led UNCW with 25 appearances out of bullpen ... Also led Seahawks with eight saves while posting 5-2 record and 1.73 ERA ... Struck out 38 batters in 36.1 innings and limited opponents to .218 batting average ... Allowed just two extra base hits ... Pitched in four shutouts ... Earned wins against Ohio, Baylor, VCU, Indiana State and West Virginia ... Struck out two or more batters on 12 occasions.

2013 (Junior): First-team All-CAA reliever ... Finished tied for second in CAA with eigh saves ... Tied for staff-lead with 31 appearances ... Picked up win in relief against then top-ranked North Carolina with 5.2 innings of one-hit, shutout relief ... Also pitched five innings and allowed two runs in series finale win over NCAA-participant William & Mary, earning the win ... Earned save against Army at NCAA Charlottesville Regional in which Seahawks turned triple play to end the game.

2012 (Sophomore): Led Seahawks with 30 appearances on the season, including three starts ... Led bullpen with 5-2 record ... Recorded lone save against JMU (3/11) ... Earned win with three innings of one-hit relief at TCU (4/5) ... Had four relief appearances of three or more innings ... Struck out career-high 12 batters in career-long 5.1 innings of relief against Elon ... Fanned seven consecutive batters in that outing and tied UNCW record for strikeouts by a reliever, set by Allen Flood in 2007 against Northeastern ... Earned win over Delaware (5/26, G2) in CAA Championship ... Led staff with 2.12 ERA and held opponents to .193 batting average ... In conference play, he went 2-1 with 1.71 ERA and opp. Avg. of .186.

2011 (Freshman): Tied for staff lead with 28 appearances ... Tied for second in the CAA in appearances ... Went 2-1 with wins over North Florida (3/15) and NC State (4/13) ... Struck out season-high three against William & Mary (4/15).

At North Davidson: Lettered his junior and senior seasons for coach Mike Meadows, a former Seahawk (1986-87) ... Earned All- Central Piedmont Conference honors his junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Full name: Kelly Wayne Secrest ... Born in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Son of Carol Essick and Ricky Secrest.

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