Kelly, out of the University of California-Riverside, was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year as a freshman in 2007. This season, he was 1-1 with a 5.65 ERA in 23 games out of the bullpen. Kelly's father, Joseph Sr., played football at Vanderbilt and for the San Diego Chargers.
Playing for perennial powerhouse Miami, Ryan Jackson was regarded as one of college baseball's top defenders in his three-year career at UM. After hitting .236 as a freshman in 2007, Jackson earned All-America honors as a sophomore after his average jumped 124 points to .360. The Miami Springs, Fla. native led the 2008 `Canes with 19 doubles, and tallied 38 in his career. This past season, Jackson hit .263 with four homers, 38 runs scored and a .362 on-base percentage. In his three collegiate seasons, Jackson hit .293 with eight homers, 103 RBI, 115 runs scored and 19 stolen bases.