Brice Kelly, Wesleyan University
Capping his tremendous four-year baseball career at Wesleyan with a Second Team All-NESCAC selection, Brice Kelly ended the 2010 campaign with a .385 average as the Cardinals' starting right-fielder.
Playing in 139 of a possible 143 games over four years with 138 starts, Kelly came to Wesleyan as an infielder and saw action at shortstop, third base and second base during his first two seasons. He was moved to the outfield as a junior and closed out his career patrolling right field in all 36 games of 2010 as Wesleyan qualified for its second-straight NESCAC Championship. His catch in the bottom of the 7th with two men on in a 7-4 victory over Swarthmore during Wesleyan's trip to Arizona helped the Cardinals go on to capture the Desert Classic title with a perfect 8-0 record. Kelly came away from the play with blood on his face after sacrificing himself by colliding with the outfield fence to clinch the victory.
Kelly establish four school records after the 2010 season as his 56 RBI in just 36 games set a Wesleyan single-season mark. He also led the NESCAC in that department. His 133 career RBI eclipsed the Cardinal mark as did his 534 career at-bats and 139 games played. Having hit no better than .305 in any of his previous three seasons, Kelly upped his career average to .320 with his fine .385 clip in 2010. His 171 career safeties ranks third all-time at Wesleyan. Of his 171 hits, 37 were doubles, 10 were triples and nine were round-trippers as he logged a .478 slugging percentage.
He was named the MacNaughten Award winner at Wesleyan in 2010 as the baseball team's outstanding contributor.