Baseball

Joel McKeithan - 42

Hometown:
Arden, N.C.

High School:
T.C. Roberson

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
IF

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Joel McKeithan

03/25/2013

Baseball Weekly Report - Week 6

VU hosts in-state rivals Lipscomb and Tennessee this week

03/21/2013

Dores welcome Gators for first SEC home series

Hawkins Field ready to host Gators in SEC home opener

03/20/2013

Commodores fall at MTSU

Blue Raiders use three-run first to topple VU

03/19/2013

Dores back on the road at MTSU

Buehler back on the bump for VU Wednesday night

03/18/2013

Baseball Weekly Report - Week 5

Gators come calling this weekend at Hawkins Field

03/22/2013

Vanderbilt vs. Florida - March 22, 2013 (Howell)

VUcommodores.com

03/24/2012

Vanderbilt 5, Georgia 4 - 3/24/12 (Green)

Vanderbilt rallied to beat Georgia 5-4 in dramatic fashion Saturday.

02/25/2012

Oregon 7, Vanderbilt 2 (Joe Howell)

Photos from game 2 of the Oregon-Vanderbilt series (Joe Howell). 2/25

02/20/2012

Don Jedlovec's Photos - Stanford Day 3 (2/19/12)

Vanderbilt vs. Stanford

Honors
• 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Career Game Highs
Hits: 4, 3/27/12 vs. Tennessee Tech
Runs: *2, last 4/15/12 vs. Auburn
RBI:3, 3/16 at Auburn
Walks: 2, 3/13/12 vs. Siena
HRs:
Strikeouts: 2, 3/24/12 vs. Georgia
Stolen Bases: 1, 4/11/12 vs. Belmont

Coach Corbin Quote: Joel has steadily improved his game in every area. He stands to have a key role on our team in the infield this year. He is a smooth defender, with a good arm and has developed a very consistent swing. He had a great summer with Newport in the NECBL and followed up with a nice fall. He has a coach's mentality for the game.

2013 -Struck out as a pinch hitter vs. Mississippi State 5/25 in SEC Tournament win... Struck out in his one at-bat against Presbyterian 5/8... Struck out in his only at-bat at Louisville 4/23... Drove in a run with an infield single and scored in win over Georgia 4/20 in second game of doubleheader... Walked and scored a run in win over Missouri 4/14... Flew out in his only at-bat vs. Missouri 4/13... Went 0-for-1 in win over MTSU 4/2... Struck out and went 0-for-2 in win vs. Florida 3/24... Went 0-for-4 in win against Florida 3/23... Went 0-for-3 and made his second error of the season in loss to Florida 3/22... Posted his first two-hit game of the season driving in the Dores' lone run in loss at MTSU 3/20... Singled in four at-bats at Auburn 3/17... Drove in a career-best three runs in win at Auburn 3/16... Went 0-for-3 in win at Auburn 3/15... Singled for the third straight game going 1-for-2 against Buffalo 3/13... Started at shortstop for first time since 2/19 going 1-for-3 in loss at Oregon 3/10... Singled in his first at-bat since tweaking a hamstring 2/19 in win at Oregon 3/9... Left the game with an injury at Belmont 2/19... Singled and scored in win over Long Beach State 2/16... Picked up the Opening Day start at shortstop going 0-for-2 with a run scored in win over LBSU 2/15.

2012 - Struck out in his lone at-bat at Tennessee 5/5... Fell into 2-for-20 slump with 0-for-3 at Alabama 4/22... Went 0-for-3 at Alabama 4/20... Scored a run going 0-for-3 in win over MTSU 4/17... Singled twice, scoring two runs and driving in a run in win over Auburn 4/15... Walked and went 0-for-2 against Auburn 4/14... Entered as a defensive replacement going 0-for-1 against Auburn 4/13... Started at third base going 0-for-3 in win over Belmont 4/11... Singled in a run in win over UT-Martin 4/3... Went 0-for-2 against South Carolina 3/30... Posted a perfect 4-for-4 night against Tennessee Tech 3/27 for career-highs in hits, runs (2) and RBI (1)... Went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts as sthe starting shortstop in win over Georgia 3/24... Started at shortstop for the first time this season drawing a career-high two walks and scoring a career-best two runs in win over Siena 3/13... Scored a run as a pinch runner at Belmont 3/6... Struck out in his lone at-bat against Rhode Island 3/3 G2... Started at third base going 0-for-2 against Oregon 2/25... Made his first collegiate start, starting at third base and going 0-for-2 with a walk against Oakland 2/22... Entered as a defensive replacement and went 0-for-2 at Stanford 2/19.

2011 - Notched his first career hit with a single to center against Tennessee Tech 3/22... Struck out as a pinch hitter against Purdue 3/15... Played in his first collegiate game going 0-for-1 against Wofford 3/8... SUMMER BALL - Played in the Valley League for Winchester hitting .256 with two home runs, seven doubles, 27 runs scored, 20 stolen bases and 25 RBI in 45 games.

HIGH SCHOOL - Team MVP... Two-time All-Conference selection, 2010 Rawlings Pre-season All-American Third Team, All-WNC, All-State, Gatorade Player of the Year nominee (2010), 2009 Region 8 State Games...2010 team made it to the state semifinals... Lettered three years in baseball and two years in indoor track... Was a member of National Honor Society... Played summer ball for the Carolina Cyclones (2009), Midland Braves (2008) and North Carolina Dirtbags (2007)... Drafted in the 39th round by Colorado in the 2010 MLB Draft.

ACADEMICS - McKeithan is undeclared on a major in his first year at Vanderbilt.

PERSONAL- Joel Michael McKeithan... Born 8/15/91... Son of Vimi and Mack McKeithan... Has three siblings Timothy, Lydia and Aaron... His dad played baseball North Carolina State while his grandfather played professionally for seven years in the Cardinals organization... Favorites include Hanley Ramirez and Michael Jordan (athletes), The Sandlot (movie), Baseball Tonight (TV show), Country Fried Steak (meal) and Fruity Pebbles (late night snack)... Lists hitting a walk-off home run his junior year of high school as his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt because of outstanding academics, the caliber of the baseball program, team atmosphere, the coaches and their ability to develop players for the next level.

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