John Ely

John Ely

Player Profile


Homewood, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190




2006 Started 12 games on the mound for Miami and tied for the team lead with eight victories ... earned First-Team All-MAC honors with a 5-1 mark in conference action ... fanned 80 batters in 75.2 innings and was one of only two pitchers on the team with more than one strikeout per inning ... averaged a league-best 10.43 Ks per nine innings in MAC play and ranked third overall with 9.52 Ks per nine innings ... picked up his first win of the season with a complete game five-hitter at Birmingham-Southern (March 5) ... allwed just one and struck out a career-high 14 batters versus BSC ... reached double digits in strikeouts again versus Toledo (March 26) as he fanned 12 Rockets in 7.0 innings ... won his last four decisions of the season, including a victory over Central Michigan in the MAC Tournament (May 26) ... allowed just three earned runs over his final four outings of the season and struck out 29 batters over 25.2 innings ... tossed 7.0 shutout innings versus Buffalo (May 6) and struck out seven ... walked two or fewer batters in eight of his 12 outings ... went at least 6.0 innings in all but two outings. ... played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer.

2005 Appeared in 18 games and started 12 ... named to the All-MAC Second Team ... tied for the team and conference lead with 10 wins ... led Miami and the MAC with 108 strikeouts ... second on the team with 103.1 innings pitched and third with a 2.87 earned run average ... made his collegiate debut with 2.2 innings of relief versus Marist College (Feb. 27) ... picked up the first win of his career, in his first start, throwing 7.0 innings versus Fairleigh Dickinson (March 16) ... won seven straight decisions from April 3-May 28 ... tossed a league-high six complete games including four consecutive starts from March 23-April 17 ... set a career high with 12 strikeouts versus Birmingham-Southern (April 10) and matched that mark versus Toledo (May 1) ... selected to the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team ... one of only two Miami hurlers to strikeout more than one batter per inning ... had a team and MAC-best .216 opponent batting average ... allowed just three hits and fanned seven in a complete game versus Xavier (March 23) ... struck out nine and allowed two runs on five hits versus Central Michigan in the MAC Tournament (May 28) ... also earned the win versus Western Michigan in the MAC Tournament (May 26) ... named to the All-MAC Tournament Team ... walked just 20 batters.

HIGH SCHOOL Compiled a 27-5 career record at Flossmoor High School, including one perfect game ... earned all-conference and all-area honors as a junior ... as a senior, was a first-team all-state selection ... also lettered in cross-country.

PERSONAL Born May 13, 1986 ... son of Laura and Jack Ely ... majoring in physical education.