Skip to main content

Softball > Roster

Kelly Young

#16 Kelly Young

HT. 5-10
HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Madison, Miss. (Arkansas)
MAJOR Exercise Science

2015: Ranked 21st in NCAA Division I in shutouts with 8 … Rated 49th nationally in strike outs per seven innings with 7.7 per game … A-Sun All-Conference First Team … Four-time A-Sun Pitcher of the Week (2/16, 3/2, 4/27, 5/4) … A-Sun All-Tournament Team …Threw a no-hitter against IUPUI (2/7) for Kristin Ryman’s 300th win … First in A-Sun games only in strikeouts with 92, an average of 7.95 per game … Second in shutouts In the A-Sun … Second overall in A-Sun in earned run average (2.56) …Second overall in A-Sun in strikeouts (216) … Third in A-Sun overall in wins (18) … Eight games with double figures in strikeouts … Season-high 15 strikeouts at Northern Kentucky (3/28) … Pitched a no-hitter in her first appearance with the Lady Bisons, an 8-0 decision in five innings against IUPUI … Two multiple-hit games in both ends of a doubleheader at Northern Kentucky (3/29) …One multiple-RBI game with two at Northern Kentucky (3/29) … Season-high three hits in a game at Northern Kentucky (3/29) …Season-high three runs in a game at Northern Kentucky (3/29).

2014: Made 22 appearances for the University of Arkansas. …Started seven games. …Threw one complete game. …Posted a 4-5 record with a 5.74 ERA. …In 57.1 innings allowed 77 hits and 68 runs (47 earned), walked 33 and struck out 43.

2013: Lettered. …Posted a 5-0 record. …Second on the team with a 2.42 ERA. …Pitched 34.2 innings in 12 appearances. …Struck out nine batters in five innings against Weber State (2/9).

High School: Played for Madison Central High School in Canton, Mississippi. …First Team All-State in 2012 and 2011. …Second Team All-State in 2010. …Team MVP for three years in a row. …Named the Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year (2012). …Her high school team won the state championship her sophomore, junior and senior years. …A dual threat she was 38-5 in the circle and hit .409 for her career. …Her senior year she was 25-2 with a .29 ERA while striking out 344 and walking 42 in 175 innings. …At the plate her senior year she hit .343. …First Team All-State in 2012 and 2011. …Also excelled in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA.

Personal: Parents are Linda and Richard Young. …Transferred to Lipscomb for the 2015 season. …Throws and bats right-handed.