Baseball: Saluki catcher named conference player of the week

By Gus Bode

Saluki sophomore catcher Mark Kelly was named this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week. In four games last week, Kelly hit at a .647 clip with four runs scored, two doubles, a home run and eight RBI as the Salukis won on the road against Tennessee-Martin Wednesday in addition to winning two of three at home against Northern Illinois this weekend.

Kelly is on a nine-game hitting streak and began last week hitting 5-for-6 with three RBI in SIU’s win over the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Feb. 28. Kelly was the first Saluki to garner the award this season and it was the first time in his career Kelly was recognized by the conference.

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