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Ross Kelling

Position IF
Height 6'4''
Weight 250 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Kansas City, Mo.
High School Pius X

Summer 2006: Played for the Topeka Golden Giants of the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas League … Teammate of Ryotaro Hayakawa.

2006 (Junior): Played in 16 games as a junior … Hit .417 with two doubles and a home run in just 12 at bats … Drew five walks for a .588 on-base percentage … Made his only start of the season against Western Illinois (3/5), going 1-for-3 with a run scored … Hit a two-run homer against Tabor College (4/19) … Had a pinch-hit double at Texas (5/7).

Maple Woods Community College: Hit .360 with 20 home runs and 134 RBI during two seasons at Maple Woods Community College … Led the Centaurs to the Region 16 Championship both years … Team was ranked in the national top 25 during both seasons he played at Maple Woods CC … Coached by Marty Kilgore.

High School: Was a two-time all-state selection in both baseball and football at St. Pius X High School in Kansas City, Mo. … Lettered four years in baseball and three years in football … Baseball coach was Rick Ringel … Led St. Pius X to state titles in football in 2001 and 2002 and runner-up finishes in baseball in 2000 and 2002 … Was on the honor roll four years.

Personal: Born on April 30, 1985 … Parents are Doug and Becky Kelling … Majoring in human biology … Attended same community college as St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols.