- 2011 Second Team All-Mountain West
Sophomore (2011): Turned in one of the best pitching seasons in Air Force history, posting 3.94 ERA and earning second-team All-Mountain West honors...started all12 games pitched...led team with three wins and 62 strikeouts...second with 82.1 innings pitched...led team with three complete games and one shutout...the 3.94 ERA was the lowest at Air Force since 1983 and lowest in Mountain West era...lowered era by 7.52 (11.46-to-3.94) from his freshman year... earned wins against Bowling Green, Portland and San Diego State...tossed complete games against Bowling Green, Utah and New Mexico...tossed a two-hit shutout against Bowling Green, striking out a career-high 12 batters...after allowing two base-hit singles in the first, retired 24 in a row to close out game vs. Bowling Green...pitched into the sixth inning in all but one start...pitched eight-plus innings five times...stuck out five-plus batters six times...held opponents to three-or-fewer earned runs seven times...4.10 ERA in Mountain West games is the lowest by an Air Force pitcher in Mountain West era...MW pitcher of the week (March 15)...Collegebaseballinsider.com pitcher of the week (March 16)...College Baseball Foundation "National All-Star Lineup" (March 17).
Freshman (2010): Pitched in 16 games, making 12 starts...second on team with 59.2 innings pitched and third with 41 strikeouts...second on team in starts...led team with three wins...posted 3-5 record with 11.46 ERA...pitched five-plus innings six times...first-career win as over Navy, striking out career-high seven in seven innings...pitched a career-high 7.1 innings in win against Georgia State...struck out six in three innings vs. BYU to pick up win...earned a save in win over #4 TCU.
High School (Melbourne Central Catholic): Lettered four years in baseball and three in football...7-1 record with 1.14 ERA, striking out 67 in 55 innings as a senior...Space Coast pitching MVP, first-team All-Space Coast, MVP of county all-star game and led team to class 3A regional semifinals as a senior...Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winner, All-State Pitcher Class 3A...4-1 with 0.81 ERA, striking out 77 in 44 innings pitched as a junior...All-Space Coast and summer MVP as a junior...tossed a no-hitter as a junior, striking out 15 batters in the game against Merritt Island Christian...rated #135 player in the state of Florida and #912 in nation...high school baseball coach was Tom Dooley...played summer ball for the Florida Stars, coached by Rich Korte...member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 37...nickname is Bro...also recruited by Central Florida, Dartmouth, Harvard and High Point...has four siblings...favorite movie is the Hangover...most notable thing about his home town is that it is the home of Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield...credits his high school baseball coach Tom Dooley as having the biggest influence on his sports career...son of Brian and Mary Beth Carley.
Getting to know Sean
Greatest moment in sports: My greatest moment in my sports career was either throwing a no hitter in high school against the 2nd ranked team in Florida class 1A, or coming into close against then ranked #4 TCU in the ninth and earning a save, then starting the next day and throwing four innings of no-hit ball.
Hobbies: Hitting up jams with my bros, going out to eat.
Favorite food: Prime Rib and Spetzel my mom makes.
Favorite athlete and why: Brian Wilson, because of his mental approach to pitching.
Pre-game rituals: Drink some Super Pump 250 thirty minutes before competition. Before I step on the mound, I always thank God for giving me the opportunity to play the game that I love.
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be? Blue Mountain State.
What do you have on your iPod? Hip-Hop, Rock, Techno, Dubstep, Country, and Dane Cook.
Why I came to the Academy:
Baseball is my passion. My lust for the game is what pushes me to get through the many challenges the academy dishes out. The friends on the team that I have made will be my best friends for life. We have been through so much as a class already, that our bonds together are that much stronger. I dream about those nights last year that I was on the bump, staring down the hitter, the crowd roaring. I can still put myself back in the game against TCU that I came in to close the day before I started. The amount of focus I had that night in the bottom of the ninth, the game riding on me.....I will never forget that moment. Even though our record did not reflect the hard work the team put in, I know that with the coaches we have this year, and the desire we have to change this program around, everything is possible.
CARLEY CAREER STATS