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 Joe Kealty 9
Joe Kealty
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Framingham, Mass.

High School:
Catholic Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 198

Position:
OF/1B

Throws/Bats::
Right/Left

Joseph M. Kealty, born November 17, 1978 ... Played in the 2000 Cape Cod summer League for the Chatham A's; hit .267 with four RBIs with a runner in scoring position and two outs.

AS A SENIOR: Hit .316, led the team with 15 doubles.... one of three Eagles to start all 51 games ... in the final BIG EAST statistics, placed fifth with 29 walks in all games at regular season's end ... forged 17 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI contests ... ended the season with a nine-game hit streak and hit safely in 25 of his last 30 games ... went 4-for-13 with a team-high five runs driven in during the Seton Hall series ... drove in three runs in BC's 12-1 win over NU (May 1) ... doubled three times in BC's 4-1 win over Dartmouth, drove in three of the four runs ... slammed his first home run of the season vs. Holy Cross (March 29); was issued three walks in that game ... was 4-for-12 in Virginia Tech series ... batted .429 and drove in 10 runs during the spring training trip ... went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs vs. Michigan (March 3) ... drove in three runs, including the game-winner vs. Buffalo (March 6) ... hit five doubles in four-consecutive games from March 6 - 9 ... strung together a five-game hit streak from March 3 - 9 ... was hit by a pitch six times.

AS A JUNIOR: Started all 49 games that he played ... batted .326 (57-for-175) with nine doubles and five home runs for 34 (tied for first on the team) RBIs ... named to the All-BIG EAST First Team as a first baseman ... in conference play, he batted .365 with three doubles and four home runs ... his 19 RBIs in league action topped all Eagles ... also owned a team-high five sacrifice flies ... went 6-for-15 (.400) at the BIG EAST Tournament to drive in a team-high four runs ... hit a sacrifice fly, the game-winning run, in BC's come-from-behind victory over Notre Dame (6-5) in the BIG EAST Tournament ... had 19 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple-RBI games on the season, including two in the conference tourney ... five times during the season, Kealty had three hits in a game ... forged two five-game hitting steaks from March 10-15 and April 29 - May 4 ... four of his five home runs came against BIG EAST opponents ... ...had three of BC's eight hits in the 13-2 loss to Connecticut (March 20); went 5-for-8 on the day vs. the Huskies ... powered a sacrifice fly to score Gambino for the game-winning run in BC's 2-1 clipping of St. John's (April 20).

AS A SOPHOMORE: One of only three players to play in and start all 48 games ... finished the season with a .393 batting average (70-for-178); knocked in 44 runs and scored 29 ... enjoyed 20 multiple-hit games, including three hits in each of ten games and four hits in another ... shared team-lead with 15 doubles ... led the team with seven stolen bases ... hit ¾ of a cycle vs. UConn (May 1) ... went 3-for-3 with two RBIs vs. Saginaw Valley State (March 6).

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 15 games, including five BIG EAST contests; made three starts ... had four hits in 24 official plate appearances ... was 2-for-2 with one double and two runs scored in a win at Bentley (March 29) ... also notched singles in games against NHS and Tufts.

BEFORE BC: Earned Catholic Memorial's Outstanding Senior Baseball Player Award, hitting .432 in his last season ... was also a Catholic Conference all-star selection as a senior ... earned MVP honors as a member of the Framingham Legion team ... also received the Ralph Roberts Academic Player-of-the-Year Award.

PERSONAL: A communications major in the College of Arts and Sciences ... he is a member of the National Honor Society ... starred in hockey at CM and captured EJHL all-star honors ... Joe and his two older brothers are the children of Josie and John Kealty.

Kealty's Hitting Stats

Year AVG. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
1998 .167 15/3 24 4 4 1 0 0 1 3 3 0
1999 .393 48/48 178 29 70 15 2 0 44 11 20 7
2000 .326 49/49 175 29 57 9 0 5 34 14 28 1
2001 .316 51/51 190 41 60 15 1 2 36 29 24 6
Total .337 163/151 567 103 191 40 3 7 115 57 75 14

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