Kelly Jo McLendon

#26 Kelly Jo McLendon

HT. 6-0
HOMETOWN Livingston, TX


  • NCAA Division III Softball Championship 5th place team member (2014)
  • NCAA Marshall Super Regional Championship team member (2014)
  • NCAA Tyler Regional Championship team member (2014)
  • NFCA West all-region first team (2014)
  • All-ASC first team (2014)
  • ASC Pitcher of the Week (March 10, 2014)
  • ASC Co-Pitcher of the Week (March 31, 2014)
  • All-ASC East honorable mention (2013)
  • ASC East Pitcher of the Week (April 23, 2013)
  • ASC Tournament Championship team member (2013)
  • NCAA Regional Tournament (2013, 2014)
  • ASC Pitcher of the Week (March 21, 2016)
  • ASC All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • ASC Tournament MVP (2016)
  • Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week (May 4, 2016)

Career Highs


  • At-Bats: 3, 3 times; last vs. Ozarks (4/5/13)
  • Hits: 1, 3 times; last vs. Mississippi College (3/16/13)
  • Doubles: none
  • Triples: none
  • Home Runs: none
  • Runs Scored: none
  • RBI: 1, 2 times; last vs. Ozarks (4/12/14)
  • Walks: 1, 4 times; last vs. Ozarks (4/12/14)
  • Steals: none
  • Hitting Streak:


  • Innings Pitched: 8, 2 times; last vs. Wisc.-Eau Claire (3/25/15)
  • Most Hits Allowed: 11, 2 times; last vs. Belhaven (2/12/16)
  • Most Earned Runs Allowed: 8 vs. Belhaven (2/12/16)
  • Least Hits Allowed: 0, 7 times; last vs. Concordia-Texas (2/14/15)
  • Least Earned Runs Allowed: 0, 30 times; last vs. Texas Dallas (3/19/16) (gm1)
  • Walks Allowed: 6 at Texas-Tyler (gm1) (3/29/16)
  • Strikeouts: 10 at Howard Payne (2/28/14)

2015 (junior)

  • Appeared in 16 games, making 14 starts
  • Finished with a record of 10-3
  • Pitched 84 innings
  • Allowed 30 runs, 25 earned, on 73 hits
  • Finished with a season ERA of 2.08, 1.80 in conference games
  • Fifth in ASC in conference ERA among pitchers with at least 10 appearances
  • Struck out 39 batters with a season high six strikeouts against Hardin-Simmons (2/14)
  • Didn’t allow a run in five games: against Hardin-Simmons (2/14), at Mary Hardin-Baylor (3/7), Concordia (4/3), at Ouachita Baptist (4/8) and at Ozarks (4/10)
  • Recorded a save at Mary Hardin-Baylor (3/7)

 2014 (sophomore)

  • NCAA Tournament: 9 innings pitched, two K's, 5.44 ERA and a record of 1-1
  • Made 25 appearances with 21 starts
  • Earned All-ASC first team honors
  • Named ASC Pitcher of the Week once
  • Named ASC Co-pitcher of the week once
  • Pitched in 127.1 innings with 81 K’s, a 1.26 ERA and a record of 19-2
  • Only walked 20 batters all season and had an RBI at the plate
  • Earned first win of the season pitching four innings allowing one hit with two strikeouts at Hardin-Simmons (2/14/14)
  • Pitched a complete game six-hitter, allowing one run and striking out five to earn second win vs. Mississippi College (2/22/14)
  • Pitched a perfect game with a career high 10 strikeouts for third win of the season at Howard Payne (2/28/14)
  • Pitched a complete game shutout allowing two hits with five K’s for fourth win of the season vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (3/8/14)
  • Pitched a complete game allowing four hits with five K’s for fifth win vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (3/8/14)
  • Pitched a complete game seven hitter, allowing one unearned run and seven K’s in win at Trinity (Texas) (3/12/14)
  • Pitched a five inning complete game allowing three hits with seven K’s for seventh win against LeTourneau (3/14/14)
  • Pitched a complete game three hitter allowing one run and striking out two for eighth win against Linfield (3/22/14)
  • Pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout with four strikeouts for ninth win of the season over Pacific Lutheran (3/24/14)
  • Pitched complete game allowing five hits and two runs with three K’s for 10th win of the season over Texas-Dallas (3/29/14)
  • Picked up 11th win of the season in relief, pitching five innings, allowing four hits, one run and striking out six vs. Texas-Dallas (3/30/14)
  • Won 12th game of the season with complete game four-hitter allowing one run and striking out two in at Concordia-Texas (4/4/14)
  • Pitched complete game three-hit shutout with four strikeouts for 13th win of the season at Concordia-Texas (4/4/14)
  • Pitched a three-inning no-hitter with two strikeouts for 14th win over Ozarks and added an RBI (4/12/14)
  • Pitched an eight-inning complete game with one strikeout while allowing seven hits and one run for 15th win at Louisiana College (4/18/14)
  • Pitched four inning no-hitter with one strikeout for 16th win of the season vs. Sul Ross St. (4/25/14)
  • Picked up 17th win of the season, pitching four innings and allowing seven hits, two runs and striking out three in ASC Tournament win vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (5/2/14)
  • Pitched complete game allowing four hits and two runs while striking out three for 18th win in ASC Tournament at Texas-Tyler (5/4/14)
  • Pitched four innings of one hit relief with one strikeout to pick up 19th win of the season in Marshall Super Regional vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (5/16/14)

2013 (Freshman)

  • ASC East honorable mention
  • ASC East Pitcher of the Week (April 23)
  • Made 18 appearances in the circle with eight starts
  • Went 8-2 recording a 1.99 ERA and had two saves
  • Third on the team in wins with eight
  • Recorded 37 strikeouts in 74 innings pitched
  • Pitched in one game in the NCAA Tournament in a 4-1 loss to #5 Texas-Tyler
  • Gave up one earned run and six hits with one walk in six innings vs. Texas-Tyler in NCAA Tournament
  • Second on the team in innings pitched
  • Had four complete games and two saves while walking just 14 batters
  • Struck out career high six batters vs. Mississippi College (April 2)
  • Received the save over #1 Texas-Tyler in winner’s bracket of ASC Tournament in six innings
  • Pitched the first five innings vs. #1 Texas-Tyler (April 26) and the re-entered in the seventh to received the save
  • First collegiate win came vs. Trinity (TX) (February 23), 4-2 with five strikeouts
  • Struck out five or more batters in four games
  • Part of three shutouts over Austin College (14-0) (February 16), Louisiana College (8-0) (April 16), and LeTourneau (8-0) (April 20)
  • Earned ASC Tournament win over #20 Texas Lutheran in relief going 3.1 innings in 3-1 victory
  • Had a save vs. Howard Payne (March 1), 4-3, in two innings pitched and vs. #1 Texas-Tyler, 10-9, (April 26)
  • Made it to the plate 14 times with three hits
  • Collected first career RBI vs. Austin College (February 16) in first collegiate game
  • In first collegiate game as designated player, went 1-of-2 with one RBI
  • Also had a hit vs. Howard Payne (March 1) and Mississippi College (March 16).

Livingston High School

  • Played for Katrina Thornton
  • Two-time State Champion in Powerlifting
  • Holds state power lifting record of a total of 1250
  • Participated in powerlifting, volleyball, and Lions for Christ


  • Daughter of Mack and Caryn McLendon
  • From Livingston, Texas
  • Born on March 3, 1994
  • Majoring in Kinesiology
  • Sister Kasey attends ETBU


  • Experience: hitting her first homerun
  • Vacation: Colorado
  • Prized Possession: Softball bat
  • TV Show: X-Factor
  • Influential Person: Jason Collins
  • Movie: Angels in the Outfield
  • Famous Person: Cris Tomlin