Former `Cane Kyle Bellamy Joins the Arizona Fall League

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Former University of Miami All-America closer Kyle Bellamy has joined his former Hurricane teammates Yonder Alonso, Scott Maine and Jemile Weeks in the prestigious Arizona Fall League.

Bellamy, a prospect for the Chicago White Sox organization, joined the Peoria Javelinas of the AFL over the weekend, tossing a scoreless inning in first appearance on Monday.

"This is a big opportunity for me and I'm looking forward to playing alongside and against some of the game's top prospects," Bellamy said. "I'm just thankful for the chance to go out there and compete in such a prestigious league."

The Arizona Fall League is six-team league owned and operated by Major League Baseball and is comprised of many of the game's top young players, including the top overall pick in the 2009 draft in right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg.

As a junior for Miami in 2009, Bellamy was among the national collegiate save leaders with 16. In 46 1/3 innings pitched, the Davie, Fla. native allowed just five earned runs while striking out 63 and holding his opponents to a .147 batting average against him. In a team-high 30 appearances, Bellamy went 3-1 with a miniscule 0.97 ERA, giving up just two extra-base hits all year while converting all of his save opportunities. Twelve of his 16 saves on the year came in more than an inning of work.

The 18th Annual Arizona Fall League began on Oct. 13 and runs through Nov. 19. The Rising Stars game is slated for Nov. 7, with the league championship game set for Nov. 21.

While at UM, Bellamy played alongside Maine in 2007 and Alonso and Weeks in 2007 and 2008. Maine was selected in sixth round of the 2007 draft, Alonso and Weeks were taken in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft while Bellamy was taken in the fifth round of the 2009 draft.

Weeks currently plays for the Phoenix Desert Dogs, Maine plays for the Scottsdale Scorpions while Alonso plays for Peoria's other the team - the Saguaros.

Every game of the fall league can be followed live on Gameday on and

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