40 - Jerry Keel
Jerry Keel
Height: 6-6
Weight: 280
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Position: LHP
Major: Undecided
Bats/Throws: L/L
Previous School: Palmdale HS

2012 - Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year

Jerry Keel pitched 6.0 innings and struck out four hitters while not allowing a walk in his career debut at Sacramento State. Keel stranded nine runners and scattered nine hits against the Hornets. He made the first start of his career on 2/26 vs. Northwestern and pitched 5.0 innings, allowing four hits while striking out three for his first win. Keel started against San Diego State (3/4) and pitched 4.1 innings with three strikeouts in a no decision. Against Indiana (3/11), he struck out five and allowing just two hits over seven innings but did not receive a decision.?Keel started the finale at Portland (3/18) and struck out two in five innings before being replaced after a weather delay. He pitched 5.2 innings with two strikeouts at St.?Mary’s (3/23 - Gm. 2). Keel threw his first complete game at #13 Cal State Fullerton (4/1), striking out three and scattering nine hits while allowing just a first inning run for the victory.?He went 6.0 innings with four strikeouts to earn the win at UC?Santa Barbara (4/7). Keel came in as a reliever against CSU?Bakersfield (4/24) and pitched 1.2 innings with two strike outs to earn his fourth victory. He then pitched 7.0 innings and allowed just one run against Long Beach State (4/28) but did not receive a decision. Keel pitched 8.0 innings and collected a career-high six strikeouts in the series-clinching win at UC?Riverside (5/5). He matched his career high with six strikeouts in a 7.2 inning performance that earned him the win over UC?Irvine (5/12).?In his final start of the season, Keel pitched a complete game with two strikeouts in 8.0 innings at Pacific (5/26).


Keel was a three-year varsity starting pitcher for the Falcons, helping his team to the Cecil Fielder World Series Championship in 2010, where he was named the Most Valuable Pitcher, and the R.B.I. World Series Championship in 2011. He was named the Golden League Pitcher of the Year in both 2010 and 2011 and was selected as the All-Valley Pitcher of the Year and named to the 1st Team All-Valley. by the Antelope Valley Press as a senior. In 2011, he led the league with a 1.32 ERA and 101 strikeouts and was also named to the All-CIF Southern Section Team. Keel graduated in 2011 with a 3.5 GPA.


Year GP-GS 
2012  16-13  6-3  2
2448 2.07



Total  16-13  6-3

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