DURHAM, N.C. – With the 2019 season opener just under two months away, head coach Chris Pollard and the Duke baseball program are excited to announce two-way player Thomas Keehn as part of the Blue Devils’ most recent recruiting class.
“Thomas Keehn is a guy that can do a lot of different things,” said Pollard. “He’s very advanced with the bat and he has a chance to hit for both average and power. He can play anywhere in the infield but certainly has the skill set to play shortstop.”
Hailing from Highland, Md., Keehn is a product of one of the top high school programs in the country at DeMatha Catholic. This past season, Keehn earned honorable mention All-Met honors from the Washington Post and first team American Family Insurance All-USA Maryland Baseball Team accolades as an infielder.
A 2018 first team all-conference selection, Keehn hit .407 as a junior with five homers, four doubles and three triples. He drove in 28 RBI over 28 games and went 12-for-13 on stolen base attempts.
Keehn has posted batting averages of .300 or better in all three of his high school seasons to date, earning honorable mention all-conference honors as a freshman and second team distinction as a sophomore.
In addition to his time at DeMatha, Keehn has competed with both the Richmond Braves and the Dirtbags club organizations.
Keehn is rated Perfect Game’s No. 177 overall prospect and No. 39 shortstop in the 2019 recruiting class. The organization also lists Keehn as the No. 3 overall prospect and No. 2 shortstop in the state of Maryland.
Keehn is part of Duke’s 12-member 2019 recruiting class along with LHP Michael Foltz (Myrtle Beach, N.C.), 1B/OF Britt Fuller (Charlotte, N.C.), RHP Marcus Johnson (Fontana, Calif.), LHP Clark Klitenic (Bethesda, Md.), C Chad Knight (Westport, Conn.), INF Grant Norris (Somerset, Pa.), INF Graham Pauley (Milton, Ga.), RHP Billy Seidl (Wellesley, Mass.), OF Sam Siani (Glendale, Pa.), RHP Colten Smith (Colmar, Pa.) and RHP Henry Williams (Darien, Conn.). GoDuke.com is set to release details on all 12 of the newest Blue Devils in the coming weeks.