Fernley’s Kelso drafted by Angels

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Shane Kelso

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Fernley High School graduate Shane Kelso was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 24th round of this week’s Major League Baseball draft.

Kelso, a 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher, was 4-3 with three saves this season for Oklahoma Baptist University. He played at Feather River College before transferring to Oklahoma Baptist, where he struck out 62 batters in 43 1/3 innings and had an earned run average of 5.40.

The Bison won the 2019 Great American Conference Tournament title and earned a trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament, where they lost in the championship series in Central Region 1 to defending national champion Augustana.

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Kelso throws a fastball that touches 97 miles per hour and a hard slider.

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