Refugio vs. Port Aransas High School Baseball

Refugio’s Jared Kelley pitches against Port Aransas during a District 31-2A game against Port Aransas in Refugio.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Jared Kelley pitched three hitless innings for the Texas Rangers team at the Area Code Games on Tuesday night at Blair Field.

Kelley, who will be a senior at Refugio, started the game against the White Sox team. He had six strikeouts and walked one batter. Kelley threw 36 pitches, 25 of which were strikes.

A scout at the game clocked Kelley’s fastball at between 96.9 and 98.4 mph.

The White Sox went on to win the game 1-0.

Kelley is scheduled to pitch for the West team in Sunday’s Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park in San Diego.

Kelley was a first-team all-state selection and the MVP of the Advocate’s all-area team after going 11-0 with an 0.22 ERA and striking out 144 in 65 innings during his junior season for the Bobcats.

Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. Contact him at 361-580-6588 or by email at Follow him on Twitter at @mikeforman21

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