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Brian O'Keefe
Player Profile:
Brian O'Keefe 1535813
Position: Catcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Albany, N.Y.
High School: South Colonie
2013: Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team and the Philadelphia All-Big 5 Team...Played in all 52 games, starting 51 of them...Made 49 of those starts behind the plate...Hit in the third or fourth spot in the order in each of his appearances...Led the team in at bats, hits, home runs, and runs batted in...Also ranked among the team leaders in doubles and slugging percentage...Had multiple hits in 18 games, including three four-hit performances...Posted a team-high 11 multi-RBI games, including 4-RBI days Iona on March 10 and Massachusetts on April 28...Hit safely in 11 straight games between March 28 and April 13, SJU’s longest hitting streak of the season...Recorded the 100th hit of his career with a double at Saint Louis on May 11...Posted a .981 fielding percentage...Threw out 25% of runners attempting to steal.

2012: Earned All-Philadelphia Big 5 honors...Took over the starting catching duties early in the season and also appeared as a designated hitter...Led the squad in doubles and extra-base hits... Ranked second on the team in slugging percentage...Drove in three runs in win over Canisius on February 18...Hit his first career home run in 3-2 win over Rhode Island on March 30...Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in win over Massachusetts on April 13...Tied a school record with three doubles in Atlantic 10 Tournament victory over Rhode Island on May 23.

High School: Dominated opposing pitchers to the tune of a .561 average, 12 doubles, four home runs and 35 runs batted in during his senior campaign, striking out just three times all year…Named to the All-State Class AA Second Team by the New York State Sports Writers Association in 2011…Earned All-Suburban Council First Team accolades in 2010 and 2011…Helped South Colonie to an 18-2 record in 2011, setting a new school record for wins…Played in the Connie Mack World Series in 2011.

Personal: Majoring in business...Son of Susan and John O’Keefe.

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