By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates have now signed 19 of their 21 picks from this year’s draft after announcing the signing of pitcher Owen Kellington.

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Kellington was selected 102nd overall out of U-32 High School.

He led his high school team to a Division II championship during his senior year with a 7-0 record, 0.22 ERA, and 133 strikeouts over 49 innings pitched. Kellington also recorded 91% of his outs as a senior via strikeout.

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Those numbers led to him being named the Gatorade Player Of The Year for Vermont in the 2020-21 season.

His bat also helped his club, posting a .667 batting average with seven home runs and 32 runs scored.

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Kellington is now the highest selection from a prep school in Vermont, passing Kevin Aubin who was selected 135th overall in the 1990 draft.