- Sam Kelley
Sam  Kelley

RS Senior

Moundville, Ala.

High School:
Southern Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225



AS A JUNIOR (2014)
Played in 10 games, making six appearances on the mound and pinch hitting in four ... owned a 1-3 record with a 12.10 ERA in 9.2 innings pitched ... earned the win at Alabama A&M (Feb. 18) ... tossed 5.0 scoreless innings, scattering three hits and striking out four against the Bulldogs ... helped UAB clinch a three-game sweep against UT-Martin (Feb. 16), striking out one in 0.2 innings on the hill ... recorded one hit in four pinch-hit at bats and plated two runs ... hit a pinch-hit RBI single against Middle Tennessee (March 7) ... grounded out against UT-Martin (Feb. 15), but recorded an RBI on the play ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Played in 24 games, 10 in the field and 14 on the mound ... recorded one hit in 22 at bats in 2013 ... started 11 games on the mound, which ranked second on the squad ... owned a 3-7 record with a 6.02 ERA ... struck out 25 batters in 61.1 innings pitched ... had his first career RBI against Xavier (Feb. 22) ... went seven innings and struck out a career-high five in his victory of the year at Troy (March 12) ... secured victories against Alabama (March 26) and Savannah State (April 5) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Appeared in three games on the mound, including one start, totaling 8.2 innings with a record of 0-1 and 4.15 ERA ... allowed four runs (all earned) on eight hits with three walks and three strikeouts ... made collegiate pitching debut against Alabama State (March 7) going four innings in a no decision ... saw game action in the field in 10 ball games, making one start ... started against Tulane (April 15) and roped his first collegiate hit ... walked and scored a run versus Connecticut (March 16) ... played summer baseball for the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plains League.

Did not see any action during his redshirt season ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned the league's Academic Medal.

Played for head coach Steve King at Southern Academy ... an Alabama Independent School Association All-State Honorable Mention selection as a senior ... selected to participate in the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association 2009 All-Star Weekend ... hit .469 with eight home runs and 26 RBI as a junior ... went 7-1 on the mound with a 1.31 ERA ... played American Legion summer baseball for Tuscaloosa Post 34 ... quarterbacked his high school football team to the AISA Class AA state semifinals in 2009 ... earned Alabama Independent School Association All-State honors from the Tuscaloosa News in 2008 ... topped 1,000 yards passing as both a junior and a senior ... member of the National Honor Society.

Samuel David Kelley ... born Nov. 14, 1991 ... son of David Kelley ... has one brother ... undecided on major.