Kerry Kelley, a junior pitcher for the CSUSB baseball team, continues to perform on the mound but does not forget about the support he has on the stands.
The support from his family has become a big part in Kelley’s career.
His dad and grandpa were his coaches and has helped him grow through the years.
His grandparents have shown their support in another way as well.
According to Kelley, his grandparents have not missed any of his baseball games since eighth grade.
Even still to this day, when ever he looks up from the mound, they are cheering him on.
His mom and little sister come to the games as well to encourage and support him on the mound.
Kelley laughed when he talked about how he can hear his mom during games sometimes yelling over the crowd “C’mon Jr.!”
“I feel lucky to be able to have that [support],” said Kelley.
This support continues from his family but Kelley is showing his support for his teammates as well.
With such a young team, Kelley has taken the steps in order to help them become stronger and more experienced pitchers for years to come.
“I try to be a good role model,” said Kelley.
Even though he is not able to help each and every pitcher, he tries his best to help them through out the season.
With one more season on his plate, realization is starting to kick in.
“You never know when your last pitch is going to be thrown or your last time going to play,” said Kelley.
With this in mind, he continues pitching his best but remembers to appreciate where he is and to enjoy the rest of his time here at CSUSB.