This week’s featured athlete is freshman Keaton Snyder. Snyder is left handed starting pitcher for the CCC baseball team. After losing the first start of his collegiate career opening weekend, in a close game at St. Gregory’s University, Snyder bounced back with a masterful performance last weekend in the final game of a four game series with SAGU. He pitched a complete game, two hit shutout of the Lions to earn his first win. He faced 22 SAGU hitters, recording two strikeouts and one walk.
At just 5’6” tall, Snyder doesn’t have overpowering “stuff”, but he has great control on the mound and can locate his pitches very well. In his two starts, he has thrown 13 innings. He has given up three runs on seven hits and has an ERA of 2.08. He has recorded 5 strikeouts, 5 walks and 1 hit batsman (coincidentally the first batter he faced as a college pitcher).
When he is not playing baseball, Keaton enjoys hanging out with his friends, and playing the Guitar. His favorite Bible verse is Mark 9:23, “And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”
Keaton and his teammates will be back in action on Friday and Saturday of this week in a three game series on the road at Friends University in Wichita, KS. The games will be played at the famous Lawrence Dumont Stadium.