Kelly Petersen

Kelly Petersen

Player Profile


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Mt. Carmel


Shortstop/Second Base


OREGON STATE: (2004) 2004: Kelly Petersen played in all 72 games, making 71 starts at shortstop...named to the honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference team for the second straight season...garnered NCAA All-Regional Tournament accolades after leading the Beavers with a .357 batting average and seven RBI in OSU's six tourney games...tied for the team-lead with 46 RBI - the second highest total in OSU history...ranked third on the team with a .297 batting average...ranked second on the team in runs scored with 40 - the third highest mark in Oregon State history...ranked second on the team in sacrifices with 12...belted nine home runs and eight doubles...led the team with 34 walks...reeled off a team-high 12-game hitting streak from late Feb. to the middle of March...went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against BYU (Feb. 5)...was 2-for-2 with a home run against Saint Mary's (Feb. 6)...tallied three straight multiple hit games including back-to-back 2-for-3 games with a home run against both Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 21) and No. 6 Georgia (Feb. 21)...belted a home run against USA Olympic Gold Medalist Lori Harrigan (Feb. 22)...went 3-for-4 with two RBI against Missouri (Mar. 22)...was 2-for-4 with a home run at No. 3 California (Apr. 4)...led the team with a home run and four RBI in a 2-for-3 effort against No. 14 Oregon (Apr. 10)...hit safely in four straight games to open the NCAA Regional Tournament and tallied six RBI in the span...went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a sacrifice against Illinois-Chicago (May 23) in the NCAA Regional Tournament...gave the Beavers a 1-0 lead with a home run in the first inning of the Regional Championship game against No. 6 Michigan (May 24)...led the team with 14 multiple RBI outings and had 13 multiple hit games...held a .909 fielding percentage with 113 put-outs and 158 assists...ranks in the OSU career record book Top 10 in five different batting categories (home runs, RBI, bases on balls, sacrifices, runs scored).

(2003) Saw action and started all 67 games on the season at shortstop...named to the honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference team...ranked fourth on the team with a .275 batting average...tallied 53 hits and 31 runs scored...finished tied for the team lead in stolen bases with 11 in 13 attempts...ranked second on the team in home runs (9), RBI (33), and bases on balls (26)...boasted a .451 slugging percentage...held a .291 Pac-10 batting average with a team-leading four home runs...was a perfect 2-for-2 with a stolen base against No. 19 South Florida (May 16) in the NCAA Regional Tournament...went 2-for-3 with an RBI against No. 9 California (May 10)...was 3-for-4 with four RBI and a home run against No. 12 Arizona State (Apr. 25)...tallied a home run in three straight games from Apr. 22-25...went 5-for-8 with two home runs and four runs scored in a pair of games at No. 13 Stanford (Apr. 5-6)...was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI and a double against Cal Poly (Feb. 16)...held a .933 fielding percentage with 115 putouts and a Pac-10 leading 177 assists...had 16 multiple hit games and seven multiple RBI outings...ranked second on the team with 17 two-out RBI.

(2002) Played in and started 64 games at shortstop...missed the Stanford game (Apr. 7) after suffering a concussion on a collision...finished with a .206 batting average and 34 hits...scored 14 runs and recorded 18 RBI...tied for the team-lead with a 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 16-Mar.1...hit first career home run against Texas A&M (Feb. 22) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic...went 2-for-3 with two-RBI and a double against Southern Utah (Feb. 3) in the Southern Utah Tournament...tallied five multiple hit games and ranked in a tie for second on the squad with five multiple RBI outings...tied for the team-lead with 14 two-out RBI...led the squad with 11 sacrifices...had three stolen bases in four attempts...11 sacrifices rank in a tie for fifth place in the OSU single-season record book...went 1-for-2 from the plate and tallied five put-outs with three assists against Notre Dame (May 18) in the NCAA Regional Tournament...had a .934 fielding percentage with 81 putouts and a team-best 132 assists.

Mt. Carmel High School
Named CIF Player of the Year in 2001 and was a first team CIF selection as well... Two-time first team all-league pick... Was named Palomar League Player of the Year in 2001... Cal-Hi All State Team in 2001... Two-time San Diego Union All-Academic Team pick... Played on second place ASA 18 Gold Nationals team... Was selected to ASA All-Southern California Team in 1998...Earned a 3.54 GPA and was a member of Key Club.

Born in San Diego...Daughter of Joann and Richard Petersen...Has two younger sisters, Kristi and Katelyn...English and History major...Chose OSU because "it's a good school with nice people"... Lists Trevor Hoffman as her favorite athlete.

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