Updated: June 19, 2013
Career Highlights: Became first Hokie pitcher since Larry Bowles (May 1, 1999 at Duquesne) to pick up a win as a starting pitcher and hit a home run in the same game when he did it on March 19, 2013 against Liberty.
2013: at the plate – Made 54 starts – 45 at first, 9 as the DH and four on the mound – and played in 57 games total … Had 16 multi-hit games, including four games with three hits and one with four, six multi-RBI games and 13 multi-run scoring games, which tied for third on the team … Was fourth on the team with a 10-game hitting streak and ended the season with an eight-game reached base streak … Batted .307 with 67 hits, including 11 doubles, one triple and five home runs for 95 total bases and a .436 slugging percentage … Scored 40 runs (fourth on the team) and knocked in 31 more … Drew 16 walks and was hit by six pitches for a .368 on-base percentage … Was 2-for-7 on stolen base attempts.
on the mound – Appeared in 11 games making four starts … Posted a 2-1 record with one combined shutout … Had a 4.55 ERA in a total of 31.2 innings and struck out 22 batters … In his four starts, had a 4.08 ERA in 17.2 innings and opponents hit just .278 against him … Threw at least 2.0 innings in five relief outings and did not allow an earned run in three of them … Struck out at least two batters seven times, including a high of six … Pitched a total of 22 scoreless innings, including a season-high eight consecutive … Also, threw four perfect frames and struck out the side once.
2012: at the plate – Made 16 starts – nine at first, four as DH and three in right – and played in 27 games total … Posted four multi-hit games, including one game with three hits … Also had a multi-run and a multi-RBI game, while posting a reached base streak of seven during the season … Batted .277 with 18 hits, including three doubles for 21 total bases and a .323 slugging percentage … Scored nine runs and drove in six … Drew nine walks, had a .373 on-base percentage and stole one base … As a pinch hitter, had a team-high four hits in five at-bats and also drew a walk and was hit by a pitch.
on the mound – Appeared in four games, all out of the pen… Threw a total of 3.1 innings, struck out one batter and allowed just one unearned run (0.00 ERA) … Opponents batted just .250 against him.
High School: Earned three varsity letters playing for Coach Sparky Mattson at Voorhees … Senior year included a 10-1 record (set school record for wins in a single season) with a 1.16 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 60.1 innings … Also batted .435 with six home runs (school record), 10 doubles, 28 runs scored and 24 RBI … Helped the Vikings to the Skyland Conference Division crown and the semifinals of the Central Group 2 playoffs … In 2011, named first-team all-state, all-group 2, all-west Jersey, all-conference, all-county and all-area, and was the Express Times and Hunterdon Democrat player of the year … Threw a no-hitter during the season with 12 strikeouts and threw a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts in the division title game … For his career, batted .416 with 17 home runs (school record), 19 doubles, 64 runs scored and 61 RBI … On the mound, set school records in career wins (15) and strikeouts (197) … In all was a three-time all-group 2, all-conference and all-county, and a two-time all-west Jersey and all-area … Also earned three varsity letters for the Viking basketball team – averaged 20 points per game as a senior and was a two-time first-team all-conference – and played two seasons of soccer.
Personal: Sean Michael Keselica … Born 6/14/93 in Summit, N.J. … Son of Craig and Frances Keselica … Enrolled in university studies.