Updated: July 24, 2012
2012: Appeared in nine games overall and made five starts … Posted a 2-0 record – team was 5-0 in his five starts – and combined on two shutouts with a 3.57 ERA … Threw a total of 17.2 innings and struck out 24 batters … Opponents batted just .190 against him … Struck out at least two five times … Tossed a scoreless ninth inning against Bradley (2/18) and struck out two ... Worked 0.2 innings versus West Virginia (2/24) with a strikeout, but allowed three runs, one earned ... Earned his first win of the year in his first start in a combined-shutout effort against Yale (3/4-G2), tossing five frames with a career-high six strikeouts ... Picked up his second win with another 5.0-inning, six-strikeout performance, allowing just two hits and one run against Wagner (3/14) ... Struck out two, but allowed three runs in a start against Cornell (3/21) ... Tossed three frames in a start at Radford (4/10) and allowed just one earned run on two hits with five strikeouts ... Threw one inning against Davidson (4/24), striking out one and allowing one run ... Against VMI (5/2), worked a scoreless inning with a strikeout.
2011: Appeared in three games, making two starts … Posted a 12.46 ERA in 4.1 innings thrown with four strikeouts … In first game of the season, went two innings with two strikeouts in a start against Hartford (3/16-G2) ... Made another start at Liberty (3/22) going 1.2 frames with two strikeouts ... Pitched 0.2 innings at VMI (4/6).
High School: Pitched for his father Coach Jack O’Keefe at Waterford High, earning varsity letters all four seasons … Was named the Gatorade player of the year, the Louisville Slugger player of the year and New Haven Register State player of the year after the 2010 season … He finished that senior year 8-1 with a sub-1.00 ERA with 115 strikeouts … Was earned 2009 and 2010 all-state honors … Earned two letters playing on the Lancers’ basketball team under Coach Don Berkel … Other honors include 2010 Rawlings/Perfect Game preseason All-American honorable mention and first-team Northeast Region.
Personal: Colin King O’Keefe … Born 8/2/92 in Waterford, Conn. … Son of Jack and Robin O’Keefe … Enrolled in university studies.