Former Ashley High School standout Trevor Kelley was one of three players from the North Carolina Tar Heels to be selected on the final day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday. The right-handed side winder was taken in the 36th round by the Boston Red Sox.
Kelley appeared in 41 of Carolina’s 58 games and posted a 5-3 record, with a 2.55 ERA in 77.2 innings. He struck out 71 batters against just 20 walks and finished his UNC career in the top-10 in school history in appearances.
Three UNCW pitchers were also selected on Wednesday as Evan Phillips went in the 17th round to the Atlanta Braves. Nick Monroe was picked in the 21st round by San Diego and William Shepley was taken in the 31st round by Baltimore.
The Seahawks finished with five players drafted, coming up one short of tying the program’s record of six, set in 2006.
While it was the second time for Phillips being selected in the MLB draft after also being taken in the 2012 draft by Kansas City, it was the first time for both Monroe and Shepley.
UNCW also had another incoming pitcher taken in the draft when Seattle tabbed Joseph Peeler in the 25th round. Jorrdan Ramsey and Zach Shields were both selected by the Cincinnati Reds on day two, while UNCW commit Eric Jenkins from West Columbus High School was drafted with the 45th overall selection.
Fifty-two players have been drafted during UNCW Coach Mark Scalf’s 24 seasons.