Willy Kesler

Willy Kesler

Player Profile


Thornton, Colo.

High School:
Northglenn HS

Last College:
Lamar CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215






Lobos vs. Stanford - 2010 NCAA Baseball Tournament

New Mexico 9, Stanford 5 - 2010 NCAA Baseball Regional - Fullerton, Calif. (Daniel Archuleta, photographer)


Lobo Baseball at 2010 NCAA Regional (Fullerton, Calif.)

Photo gallery of Lobo baseball team trip to NCAA Regional

Junior (2009): Sat out the first four weeks recovering from Tommy John surgery in May 2008...made first appearance on March 22 against Northwestern allowing two runs on three hits...started April 1 against Texas Tech going three innings with two runs on five hits...last appearance of season came on April 15 against Arizona when he pitched 2.1 innings in a start.

Redshirt Junior (2008): Started the season 4-0 before being sidelined by an emergency appendectomy on March 29...had season-ending Tommy John surgery on May 15...compiled an ERA of 1.90 in his four starts...allowing only five earned runs...struck out 18 while walking only six...compiled 23.2 innings pitched...fanned eight in five innings vs. Northern Iowa on March 8 allowing only two hits...pitched 5.2 innings in his first starts as a Lobo vs. Eastern Michigan on Feb. 23, striking out six...earned medical hardship.

Lamar CC (2006 & 2007): Named first team All-Region as a pitcher in 2007 posting an 0.82 ERA with 103 strikeouts in 88 innings pitched...broke the season school record with 10 complete games and 0.82 ERA...named All-District player...allowed only eight earned runs and completed five shutouts...had a 3.23 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched as a freshman in 2006.

High School: Made first team All-Conference in the Colorado Front Range League back-to-back years as a pitcher in 2005 and as an outfielder in 2004... played in the state of Colorado's Top 40 Senior baseball game.

Personal: Born August 11, 1987, in Thornton, Colo. to Phil and Joyce Kesler... has two younger siblings, Jenny and Jeffery... enjoys fishing... favorite food is biscuits and gravy...favorite athlete is Nolan Ryan...lists greatest thrill of participating in sports as playing in and being involved with the Northwoods League All-Star Game in 2007... majoring in University Studies.