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ASU'S KELLY NAMED TOP PLAYER BY WRITERS

Arizona State outfielder Mike Kelly was named the R.E. "Bob" Smith Baseball Player of the Year Thursday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Kelly beat out University of Miami pitcher Oscar Munoz and New Mexico State third baseman Joe Williams for the award, which is voted on by writers and sponsored by the Greater Houston Sports Association.Kelly, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Los Alamitos, Calif., already has collected 1990 player of the year honors from "Collegiate Baseball," "Baseball America," and "The Sporting News."

He is only the second player in the Southern Division of the Pac-10 to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in a single season, and the only divison player to record at least 20 homers, 20 stolen bases, 80 runs scored and 80 RBI in a single season.