AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Made three appearances as a rookie and did not receive a decision…Allowed six hits and five runs over 2.2 innings…Was one of five pitchers used in the 8-2 win over Bethune-Cookman…Threw 1.2 scoreless frames in his collegiate debut against Vanderbilt on March 31…Allowed a single and notched one strikeout against the Commodores.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Joe Thompson at Harrisburg High School…Registered a sterling mark of 29-1 with a scant 0.85 earned run average, setting the school's career records for lowest ERA and most victories…Final prep appearance was a complete-game, 2-1 victory in the regional championship game…Was 4-0 with a 0.58 ERA as a senior and batted .368 while also playing first base and shortstop…Led his squad in RBI (36) and home runs (six)…Earned first-team All-South Region and all-conference honors for the third-straight year…Earned the 2005 WEBQ Curt Felton Award for Male Senior Athlete of the Year…Led the Bulldogs to the state championship in 2004 and a runner-up showing in 2003…An all-state pick as a junior, he was 10-1 with a 1.31 ERA and recorded 103 strikeouts in 80 innings…Finishing 35-5 overall, Harrisburg seized the conference, sectional, super-sectional and Class A hardware…Keating certainly did his part, claiming 21 straight victories over two seasons, the seventh-longest winning streak in Illinois history…Chosen as the 2004 Co-Baseball Player of the Year by the Southern Illinoisan and named to the Chicago Tribune's All-State Team, Keating pitched 11 of his squad's 21 innings at the state tournament and was selected as the event's all-tourney hurler...Representing the Southern Illinois Bullets in the summer of 2004, Keating was a perfect 8-0 and collected four saves as his team captured six of seven tournaments in which it participated…Was the winning pitcher in the championship game of the U.S. Congress Wooden Bat World Series…During his sophomore campaign, he established a school record for lowest ERA (1.01) on his way to an unblemished 13-0 record…Fired the second perfect game in school history, had three no-hitters and authored six shutouts as HHS blazed to a 40-2 mark...In the 2003 state tournament, he set new standards for the fewest hits allowed when pitching a complete game (two) and tied records for fewest runs and earned runs allowed in a complete-game effort (zero)…Only sophomore pitcher recognized on the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Class A All-State Team…A standout for the Bulldogs on the gridiron, he made all-conference on both offense as a running back and defense as a lineman…Rushed for 1,005 yards and scored 22 touchdowns in his senior year, setting team highs in both categories.
KEATING'S CAREER HIGHS
Innings (Starter): None
Innings (Reliever): 1.2 vs. Vanderbilt (3/31/06)
Strikeouts: 1 vs. Vanderbilt (3/31/06)
Hits Allowed: 5 vs. Vanderbilt (4/2/06)
Runs: 5 vs. Vanderbilt (4/2/06)
Earned Runs: 5 vs. Vanderbilt (4/2/06)
Walks: 1 vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/11/06) & Vanderbilt (4/2/06)
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