Kelich arrives in Newport on the heels of one of the most dominating seasons for a pitcher in program history at Bryant University. Kelich was named the Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Year and was named First Team All-Northeast Conference after going 8-3 with a 1.81 ERA and 74 strikeouts over 94.1 innings of work during his junior campaign. The right-hander made 13 appearances, starting all of them, registering four complete games and tossing a pair of shutouts. Kelich owns a career record of 23-7.
As a sophomore, Kelich posted a 6-3 record with a 4.04 ERA, while leading the Bulldogs in strikeouts (58) and innings pitched (71.1). Kelich won his last five decisions and allowed just 10 runs over his final 34.1 innings of work.
Kelich led the Northeast Conference in victories as a freshman, compiling a 9-1 record in 14 appearances (11 starts). Kelich was a Second Team All-Northeast Conference selection and pitched in the New England Baseball All-Star Game at Fenway Park.