John Marc Shelly’s season is done after just two appearances.
The Mississippi State sophomore pitcher will require Tommy John surgery after making two relief outings over the weekend.
Shelly threw nine pitches in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Saturday against Holy Cross. He issued an eighth-inning walk to Bill Schlich, who eventually scored the go-ahead run in the Crusaders 7-6 comeback. Shelly was saddled with the loss in the game.
Shelly went 1 1/3 innings and 24 more pitches the following day giving up a run on two hits and a walk before being pulled in the fifth inning. He finishes the year with a 0-1 record, 13.50 ERA, two walks and no strikeouts pitching 1.1 frames.
Shelly (@Jmarc_Shelly) tweeted Monday afternoon “Appreciate all the prayers and support from everyone. Ready to come back next year even stronger!”
The Germantown, Tenn., hurler made six relief appearances last season giving up no runs with five strikeouts and two walks over 7.1 innings of work.