5
    Blake Kelso

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Pflugerville, Texas

    High School:
    Pflugerville

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 170

    Position:
    INF

    Birthdate:
    03/28/1989

    Experience:
    2L

    B-T:
    R-R

    Blake Kelso

    06/04/2014

    Lantrip Tabbed a Freshman All-American

    Freshman right-hander garners Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball honor

    2009 Conference USA All-Academic Team
    2009 All-Conference USA Second Team
    2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
    2008 C-USA All-Freshmen Team
    C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    SUMMER (2009)
    Played for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League... Was selected to play in the CCBL All-Star game... Finished first in the Eastern Division with a 28-15 record.

    SOPHOMORE (2009)
    Batted 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Kansas State series finale, including a game tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning (Feb. 22)... Went 2-for-5 and scored a run over Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 24)... Was 2-for-4 with a double against Rice (Feb. 25)... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored two runs against UTSA (March 4)... Went 1-for-3 with one run scored in the series opener against Cal Poly (March 6)... Batted 3-for-4 with an RBI and one run scored in the Cal Poly series finale (March 8)... Went 4-for-5 and scored one run against Pacific (March 14)... Batted 1-for-3 the Pacific series finale on March 15... Hit 2-for-4 and recorded an RBI against No. 29 Lamar (March 17)... Went 2-for-5 and scored a run in the UAB series finale on March 22... Went 1-for-4 with a double, one run and an RBI against Louisiana-Lafayette (March 24)... Batted 1-for-4, scoring one run for the Cougars against Tulane (March 28)... Scored two runs for the Cougars in the Tulane series finale (March 29)... Hit an RBI triple against UTSA (April 1)... Went 2-for-5, recording two runs and a double against UT Pan American in the series opener (April 3)... Batted 5-for-6 with three runs and an RBI in the series fianle against UT Pan American (April 5)... Went 2-for-5 and scored a run in the series opener against Southern Miss (April 10)... Batted a career best 5-for-5, scoring one run and recording an RBI and a double against Southern Miss in the series finale (April 11)... Hit 2-for-5 and scored a run against Memphis in the series finale (April 19)... Went 3-for-5, had two runs and two RBIs against SFA (April 21)... Recorded two runs, a pair of RBIs and recorded two stolen bases against Marshall (April 25)... In the series finale against Marshall, recorded two runs, a triple and an RBI in a 3-for-5 performance (April 26)... Recorded two RBIs in a 1-for-4 performance against McNeese State (April 29)... Went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI against No. 2 Rice (May 1)... Was 2-for-5 with one run and and RBI against McNeese State (May 5)... Had a 2-for-4 performance, scoring two runs and an RBI against No. 22 East Carolina (May 8)... Had a double and scored a run against No. 22 East Carolina (May 9)... Was 4-for-5, scoring a run against No. 22 East Carolina (May 10)... Had two doubles, going 2-for-4, scoring two runs against UCF (May 14).... Scored a run and recorded an RBI against UAB at the C-USA Tournament (May 20, 2009)... Went 2-for-3 in the season finale against Rice (May 22).

    FRESHMAN (2008)
    Made his collegiate debut against Pacific... Went 2-for-3 and knocked in all three runs in the season-opening win against the Tigers... Went 2-for-5 with a run against Pacific during the series finale... Finished 2-for-3 with three runs against Texas State... Batted 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBIs at No. 6 Rice... Went 2-for-6 with an RBI against Oklahoma during the Houston College Classic.... Batted 2-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI during the East Carolina series opener... Went 4-for-5 with a run, double, two stolen bases and RBI during the East Carolina series finale... Batted 2-for-6 with a double, triple and three RBIs at McNeese State... Went 2-for-5 with two doubles and three runs against No. 12 Rice in Game Two of the Silver Glove Series... Batted 2-for-4 with two run and his first career home run during the middle game of the San Diego State series... Went 3-for-5 with two runs, a stolen base, double and RBI during the San Diego State series finale... Batted 2-for-6 with a triple, two runs, stolen base and RBI during the series finale at No. 25 UCF... Drew two walks and stole a pair of bases against No. 8 Texas A&M... Finished 2-for-6 with a double, two runs and an RBI at Texas State... Knocked in two runs in the Tulane series opener... Went 2-for-5 with a run, home run and career-best four RBIs against Tulane during the series finale... Tied the game with a two-run single in the fourth inning and handed the Cougars a three-run cushion with a two-run, opposite-field homer in the sixth inning against the Green Wave... Sat out the final three innings at Stephen F. Austin after being struck in the head by a pitch... Was the first innings he missed all season, snapping a streak of 310.0 innings... Went 2-for-5 with a run and RBI against Sam Houston State... Batted 3-for-5 with a run and stolen base during the UAB series finale... Drew four walks and scored twice against McNeese State... Batted 2-for-4 with a run during the middle game of the Southern Miss series... Went 1-for-3 with a run, RBI and two walks at Lamar... Batted 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI against UTSA... Smashed a leadoff home run during the Memphis series opener... Scored two runs against No. 5 Rice during the series opener... Batted 2-for-4 during the middle game of the series at No. 5 Rice... Drew two walks and scored twice during the series finale at No. 5 Rice. C-USA Championship: Went 3-for-5 during the elimination game against UAB... With a runner on second in the eighth inning, made a diving catch up the middle to end a Marshall rally during the Championship game. NCAA College Station Regional: Batted 2-for-4 against Dallas Baptist... Scored two runs against No. 9 Texas A&M... Kept the Cougars' ninth-inning rally alive with a two -out single during the first championship game against No. 9 Texas A&M.

    PFLUGERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
    Four-year letterwinner for head coach Don Fry. Senior (2007): Batted .440 with 20 RBIs and six triples... Steady defensive performer with 113 assists and only six errors made... District 14-5A Most Valuable Player... All-Centex First-Team honoree at shortstop... All-State Second-Team member... Played for Team Texas at the Sunbelt Classic. Junior (2006): Named to All-District 14-5A First Team as a shortstop after batting .390 with three home runs and 29 RBIs.. Also added 16 stolen bases... Added 35 runs scored with 16 stolen bases and struck out only four times as the Panthers' leadoff hitter. Sophomore (2005): Named All-District Honorable Mention.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Blake Ralston Kelso... Born March 28, 1989, in Austin, Texas... Son of Charles and Lisa Kelso... Brother Kevin played baseball at Texas State in 2007... Business major... Also recruited by Texas, Notre Dame, Baylor, TCU and Arkansas.

    CAREER BESTS
    Runs: 3, done four times; most recently vs. UT Pan American (April 5, 2009)
    Hits: 5, vs. Southern Miss (April 11, 2009)
    RBIs: 4, vs. Tulane (April 13, 2008)
    Doubles: 2, vs. Rice (March 26, 2008); at East Carolina (March 21, 2008)
    Stolen Bases: 2, most recently at Marshall (April 25, 2009)
    Hitting Streak: 12 games (February 28- March 17, 2009)

    Shop Now at the Official
    Online Store

      Divider image