Brendon Kelliher Signs Professional Contract with Worcester Tornadoes
July 15, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Former George Washington University baseball standout Brendon Kelliher signed a professional contract with the Worcester Tornadoes of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League). Kelliher went 2-for-5 with one run in his professional debut on July 14.
The Can-Am League is an eight-team professional independent baseball league located in the Northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec.
At GW, Kelliher concluded the 2011 regular season as the A-10 leader in home runs with 15 and second in total bases (136). Additionally, he led the Colonials in 10 offensive categories, highlighted by a .358 batting average, 41 RBIs, 40 runs scored, 78 hits and 11 stolen bases. The Sandwich, Mass., native also led the Colonials with 22 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games.
Earlier this summer he was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ACBA) All-East Region First Team.
In 2011 Kelliher posted two separate 11-game hitting streaks. The first, from Feb. 19 to March 9 saw him hit .364 (16-of-44) with three doubles and four RBIs. During the second streak, from April 10-30, Kelliher hit .400 (18-of-45) with five home runs, 11 RBIs, three doubles and nine runs scored. At one point, Kelliher safely reached base in 17 consecutive games, including 11 straight to end the season.
Kelliher started in 182 games at GW in his career with a .326 batting average. He concluded his collegiate career ranked sixth in GW history with 37 home runs, ninth with 150 RBIs and 10th with 390 total bases.