At that point the team trainer and Coach John Cohen came to the mound to check on Shelly's arm, and the pitcher left. Today Mississippi State reported, first by Bob Carskadon, that Shelly will have the surgery at a later date.
Shelly was 0-1 in two appearances this season. He faced one Memphis batter last Wednesday, walking him on for what proved the losing run. He has thrown 1.1 innings, facing six batters with two walks and two hits. As a redshirt freshman in 2013 he played 7.1 innings in six games with a 0.00 ERA, striking out five of the 25 batters faced.
Shelly could apply for a hardship season from 2014.
Mississippi State is 4-4 going into the second full week of the season. The Bulldogs are hosting Mount St. Mary's of Maryland in a pair of midweek games, at 4:00 both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Senior righthander Ben Bracewell (1-0, 0.00) will get Tuesday's start. Wednesday is to be determined.