March 24, 2010
Baseball player Merrill Kelly has been named ASU's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 27th. Kelly continued to shine in his debut season for the Sun Devils, as he recorded his fifth win in as many starts. His performance helped the Sun Devils continue their toward stretch as they are now 20-0 and 1 game off of the 1961 team who started 21-0. The Sun Devils now begin Pac-10 season as they host the California Golden Bears on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium.
Merrill Kelly was light's out for the Sun Devils in his start against the Houston Cougars on Saturday, allowing only two hits while striking out a career high 8 batters. He did not allow a run in his seven innings of work as he picked up his fifth victory of the season. The Cougars hit only .091 against the junior righty and on the season opponents are hitting only .228.