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#2 Kelly Minissale
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Murphy, Texas
High School: Wylie
Experience: 3 Letters

2007 Notes: (Junior)
Had a very productive junior season being named to the Mid-Con All-Conference second-team ... Finished tied for third on the team with a .316 average in 51 games ... Possessed some pop with the bat, finishing in the top five in home runs (6), triples (4) and RBI (43) ... Had six doubles and finished with a .480 slugging percentage ... Walked 22 times and finished 4-for-5 in stolen bases ... Produced 17 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games ... Had a 12-game hitting streak from May 6 to June 1, went 24-of-54 for a .444 average during the streak ... Produced five RBI with two doubles and two home runs in a two-game series against Central Arkansas (3/9-10) ...Earn Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against UCA ... Went 2-for-3 and knocked in three runs with two triples in a win against Penn State (3/16) ... Saw his only action on the mound as the starting pitcher on March 17 against Penn State, allowing two earned runs in three solid innings of work ... Had three RBI with a 3-for-4 effort in a series opening win against Bethune-Cookman (3/31) ... Produced a base clearing triple against Southern Utah (4/20) ... Belted a two-run home run in a win over Valparaiso (4/27) and slugged another two-run homer the next game against Valparaiso (4/28) ... Went 5-for-6 with a season-high five hits against Oakland (5/6) ... Garnered Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week honors on May 14 after having six RBI in five games from May 8-13 ... Had three RBI after going 4-for-6 in the first-round win against Centenary on May 24.

2006 Notes: (Sophomore)
Started all 50 games as a center fielder ... Hit .311 while batting in the two-hole ... Ranked fifth in the team with 38 RBI ... Had 19 multiple hit and eight multiple RBI games ... Went 6-7 with five RBI on May 12 against Southern Utah ... Had three RBI in three games; Missouri Southern (2/12), Bethune-Cookman (3/31), and Oakland (5/21) ... Ranked sixth on the team with 64 hits ... Had 19 multiple hits games, including five with three or more ... Scored 40 times, which ranked fifth on the team ...Showed some power from the plate with three round-trippers ... Had a homerun and a two-run triple while going 3-4 in a win against Missouri Southern on Feb. 12 ... Hit a two-run home run with two outs in another three hit game against Bethune-Cookman on March 31 ... Tallied a two-run home run in the first game of a double-header against conference foe Chicago State on May 7 ... Produced the game-winning run with a double down the right field line in the Mid-Con Conference Championship 2-0 win over Western Illinois ... Had two hits and an RBI in the NCAA Regional first round win against Arkansas ... Went 3-10 with one RBI in the NCAA Super Regional series against Clemson ... Had one RBI in each game in a three game set at Valparaiso ... Went 2-4 with a double and a RBI in a 5-4 win over Arkansas on May 2 ... Scored the game-winning run against the Razorbacks ... Had a season high nine game hit streak, beginning with the March 26th game against San Francisco and ending on April 15th in the second game against Valparaiso ... Went 14-36 while hitting at a .389 clip ... Was 3-8 on stolen base attempts ... Reached first base safely with base-on-balls 16 times ... Very solid defensively with a .972 fielding percentage while having four assists.

2005 Notes: (Freshman)
Finished solid freshman season as one of ORU’s top hitters ... was rewarded for fine rookie play by being named to the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team ... named first-team all-conference and to the Mid-Con All-Tournament team ... batted .364 with two home runs and 11 RBI in conference play ... first ORU freshman to earn first-team all-conference ... was 5-for-15 in ORU’s four NCAA Regional games ... batted .359-3-15 over ORU’s final 30 games ... Golden Eagles were 33-12 with Minissale in starting lineup ... was 2-for-4 with a home run and a double against No. 10 Arkansas (4/12) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored two weeks later against the Hogs ... went 10-for-16 with a home run, two doubles and four RBI in a four-game series at Oakland (4/16-17)... didn’t record a multi-hit game in his first 18 games, but had 14 multi-hit games in his next 30 contests.

High School:
2004 Graduate of Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas ... batted .315 with eight doubles, three home runs and 22 RBI as a senior ... was 4-3 with a .138 ERA on the mound, striking out 55 in 43.2 innings ... played his junior season at Bishop Lynch in Dallas ... earned first-team 5A TAPPS All-State honors after batting .407 with 29 stolen bases ... also excelled on the mound, going 8-1 with a 1.99 ERA and 62 strikeouts ... two-time first-team all-district selection ... named district MVP as a senior.

Full name is Kelly Layne Minissale ... son of Kevin and Sharon Minissale ... Exploratory major ... has a brother, Chris, who played baseball at Texas-Arlington ... chose ORU over Arizona, Texas State, and TCU ... born August 26, 1986.

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