28 - Kellan McConnell
Kellan McConnell
Birth Date: 04/05/1982
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
High School: Capistrano Valley
Position: RHP

As a Senior in 2005: Started all 17 games in which he appeared ... posted a 5-7 record with a 4.87 ERA ... led the team in innings pitched (101.2), strikeouts (69), shutouts (1), and games started (17) ... was second on the team with five wins and two complete games ... struck out four and allowed only two earned runs in five-and-a-third innings, getting a no-decision ... earned his first win of the season on February 20 against No. 12 Washington, pitching seven-and-two-thirds innings, striking out 10 and allowing only one earned run ... allowed only one run in seven innings while striking out three to get the win against San Jose State on March 5 ... tossed six shutout innings, giving up only three hits and striking out four in a win over Gonzaga on May 1 ... threw a complete-game to earn the win against San Francisco on May 9, allowing only one run while striking out six ... in his final game at Santa Clara on May 22 he threw a complete-game shutout against Portland, scattering eight hits and fanning two ... signed a free-agent contract with the Texas Rangers on June 6

As a Junior in 2004: Made 21 appearances on the mound with 15 starts... All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention honoree... posted a 5-7 record with three saves and a 5.75 ERA... second on the team with 92.1 innings of work and five wins... also ranked second on the squad with 83 strikeouts... struck out at least one batter in 20 of his 21 appearances... picked up his first save in the Broncos first game on January 30 at UC Riverside... struck out four batters and allowed only one hit in two innings against the Highlanders... tallied first win of the season against Saint Mary's on February 22... allowed only one hit in 4.2 scoreless innings of relief work... made his first start of 2004 on February 28 against Cal Poly... posted best performance of the season at Pepperdine on March 21, earning his second win... struck out 10 batters over eight innings, while holding the Waves to one run on four hits... held San Francisco to only two earned runs in seven innings to earn his third win on March 27... struck out seven batters without walking one in 7.1 innings in fourth win against Saint Mary's on April 23... fifth win of the season came at San Francisco after allowing only two earned runs over seven innings on May 7.

As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2003: Made 14 appearances on the mound, while receiving the starting nod in 12 games... ended the season with a 4-4 record... recorded a 3.18 ERA... pitched a total of 51.0 innings... held his opponents to a .246 batting average... had a season high seven strikeouts against Portland on April 19... earned comeback player of the year honors alongside Anthony Rea at the team's season-ending banquet.

As a Sophomore in 2002: Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double against Brigham Young on Feb. 11... pitched 4 2/3 innings against Fresno State on Feb. 2 striking out four batters... missed the remainder of the season after having Tommy John surgery... received medical hardship year from WCC.

As a Freshman in 2001: Made 16 appearances as a freshman, getting the starting nod nine times on the mound... had a 4-2 record with a 4.43 ERA... threw a complete game, two-hit shutout against Gonzaga on May 6... appeared in 24 games in the field, starting 16 of those contests... had 54 plate appearances and 16 hits for a .276 batting average... belted one double and two home runs while driving in 14 runs... had two sacrifice flies and three sacrifice bunts... had four multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games, including a three RBI game against LMU on April 28... struck out a season-high seven batters against Chicago State on March 7.

High School Information: A 2000 graduate of Capistrano Valley High School in Mission, Viejo, Calif... played for Coach Bob Zamora and Rich "Goose" Awender... team won South Coast League and CIF Southern Section titles as a senior... twice named first-team all-South Coast League... led Orange County and set school record with six saves... second on school's career home run list... four-year member of the National Honor Society.

Personal Data: Son of Scott and Kristy McConnell... both parents attended Southern California... father is an attorney... born April 5, 1982 in Mission Viejo, Calif.... majoring in marketing... enjoys all sports, video games and going to the beach.

McConnell's Career Pitching Statistics

 

Year ERA GP/GS W-L CG SV Sho IP R/ER H SO BB
2001 4.43 16/9 4-2 1 0 1 63.0 33/31 64 43 14
2002 3.86 1/1 0-0 0 0 0 4.2 2/2 5 4 1
2003 3.18 14/12 4-4 0 0 0 51.0 23/18 45 46 17
2004 5.75 21/15 5-7 0 3 0 92.1 70/59 102 83 55
2005 4.87 17/17 5-7 2 0 1 101.2 61/55 128 69 27
Career 4.75 69/54 17-20 3 3 2 312.2 189/165 344 245 114

 

McConnell's Career Batting Statistics

 

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2001 .276 24/16 58 7 16 1/0/2 14 4/17 0/1
2002 .200 10/8 25 2 5 2/0/2 3 2/5 0/0
Career .253 34/24 83 9 21 3/0/2 17 6/22 0/1