Dominic Keegan - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#12 Dominic Keegan Season 2020-21

UTL

Class Senior
Height 6'0"
Weight 210
B/T R/R
Hometown Methuen, Mass.
High School Central Catholic

Student-Athlete Features
The Eagle-Tribune – Keegan to Vandy (June 2017)
The Eagle-Tribune – 2018 EAGLE-TRIBUNE BASEBALL ALL-STARS: Keegan slugged way into history books (July 2018)
VUCommodores.com — Keegan Comes Back (Feb. 2020)
The Tennessean — How a Vanderbilt baseball player who nearly bled to death is among NCAA’s top hitters

Head coach Tim Corbin on Keegan: “Dominic has been a very steady and consistent presence in our program for the last four years. We are grateful that he chose to come back to Vanderbilt for his final year. He has been a part of two national championship experiences and understands team commitment. His maturity and connection with the entire group, are reasons why Dom is so respected within the program. He gives our team very good defensive versatility with his catching skills and his experience at first base. He has grown each year as an offensive player and can change the scoreboard with his power. Dom is a very grounded and humble young man.”

As a Senior (2022)
• First-team All-SEC
• Named Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist (May 20)
• Homered vs. Middle Tennessee (May 17)
• Three RBI at Arkansas May 15)
• Homered in all three games at Georgia, driving in seven runs in the series
• Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist (May 5)
• 3-for-5 with a homer run and triple vs. Texas A&M (April 29)
• Eight-game hit streak (April 12-24)
• Homered and drove in a pair vs. Florida (April 16)
• Homered vs. Western Kentucky (April 12)
• 4-for-5 with three doubles, three RBI and three runs scored at Auburn (April 9)
• 3-for-3 and scored twice vs. Austin Peay (April 5)
• Recorded a hit in all three games vs. Tennessee
• Three RBI vs. Lipscomb (March 29)
• Tripled and drove in a pair vs. Belmont (March 22)
• 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI vs. Missouri (March 20)
• 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI vs. Missouri (March 18)
• Homered and doubled with four RBI vs. Wagner (March 13)
• Homered and doubled with four RBI in Game 1 of doubleheader vs. Wagner (March 11)
• Went a combined 7-for-8 in doubleheader at Hawaii (March 5)
• Homered, doubled, and walked three times at Hawaii (March 4)
• Two-run homer vs. Army (Feb. 26)
• Doubled home a run vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 18)

As a Junior (2021)
• Selected by the New York Yankees with the 573rd pick in the 19th round of the 2021 MLB Draft
• Second Team All-America honors from Perfect Game
• ABCA All-Southeast Region first team selection
• Batted a team-high .345 across the season, while also leading the team in RBI with 57
• Slugged .638 to rank sixth in the SEC
• Belted 15 home runs, ranking second on the squad
• Named SEC Co-Player of the Week on March 1
• Selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Nashville Regional
• Collected two hits and drove in another two in the season-opener against Wright State (Feb. 22)
• Drove in six runs in the 17-6 win over Georgia State (Feb. 28)
• Went 4-for-5 in with four RBI the 12-5 midweek win over Tennessee Tech (March 30)
• Drove in four runs in the series opening-victory over LSU (April 1)
• Had a 5-for-5 day against Kentucky (May 22) in the regular season finale
• Entered the postseason with 20 hits in the final 11 regular season contests
• Belted a career-high two home runs in the first game of the NCAA Nashville Regional against Presbyterian (June 4)

As a Sophomore (2020)
• Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
• Appeared in nine games and made eight starts
• Logged three three-hit games
• Recorded two hits and three RBIs vs Toledo (March 11)
• Collected two doubles vs Hawaii (March 1)

As a Freshman (2019)
• Made 15 appearances including seven at catcher and five at designated hitter
• Batted .227 (5-for-22) with three runs and six total bases
• Over his last eight games, batted .333 (5-for-15) with three runs and an RBI
• Collected his first collegiate hit in a 1-for-2 performance vs. Tennessee (March 31)
• Went 2-for-2, scoring two and logging his first RBI vs. Tennessee Tech (April 30)
• Was 4-for-10 (.400) in opportunities to advance runners
• Logged a base hit vs. Duke in the super regionals (June 7)

The Keegan File
• Prepped at Central Catholic (Lawrence, Mass.)
• Perfect Game’s top catcher in Massachusetts
• Ranked No. 14 catcher in the class of 2018 nationally (Perfect Game)
• All-conference and all-scholastic honors all four years
• Led the Raiders to four-straight MVC large titles
• Batted .402 (112 for 278) with 75 runs, 69 RBIs and 39 extra-base hits in high school
• As a senior, batted an area-best .463 (38-for-82)
• Posted a .546 on-base percentage while .768 slugging as a senior
• Logged a team-high 19 RBIs and an area-high 30 runs as a senior
• Communication studies major
• Recipient of the Hendrix Athletic Scholarship
• Son of James and Kara
• Brother to James
• Majoring in communication studies