Keegan Curtis Stands Tall In Jayhawk League

Summer College League Top Prospects

Keegan Curtis
Keegan Curtis
Jayhawk League Top Prospects
Keegan Curtis, rhp, Hays (Jr., Louisiana-Monroe)
Mike Mioduszewski, of, Hays (R-Sr., Eastern Michigan)
Chase Calabuig, of, Dodge City (Jr., San Diego State)
Tanner Buxton, rhp, Haysville (R-Jr., Texas Tech)
Tony Kjolsing, 3b, El Dorado (Jr., South Dakota State)
J.B. Olson, rhp, Liberal (Sr., Oklahoma)
Brady Cox, c, Liberal (Sr., Texas-Arlington)
Austin O'Brien, 1b, Hays (Sr., Oklahoma)
Kyrell Miller, rhp, Haysville (R-Fr., Sam Houston State)
Daniel James, rhp, Hays (Jr., Texas-Arlington)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: The Hays Larks dominated the Jayhawk League in the regular season, going 33-10 to post the league's best record by 7 1/2 games. The Larks got a scare from the Dodge City A's in the first game of the Jayhawk League championship series, trailing 2-1 after eight innings before rallying to tie it in the ninth and win it in the 10th. Dodge City took an early 3-0 lead in the second game as well, but the Larks stormed back to win 6-3 and take the title, led by a 4-for-4 game from Jacob Boston (Mesa, Ariz., CC). The Larks went on to finish as runners up in the National Baseball Congress World Series, only losing in the title game to the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate League.

1. Keegan Curtis, rhp, Hays (Jr., Louisiana-Monroe)

Curtis became a full-time starter late in the spring with Louisiana-Monroe, averaging 7 strikeouts per nine innings and posting a 1.12 ERA after being moved off the closer's role. He continued that success into the Jayhawk League, where he averaged 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings and had a 1.05 ERA in four appearances. The 5-foot-11, high-kicking righty attacked hitters from a three-quarters arm slot with three pitches. His fastball sits at 90-92 mph with some arm-side run. He throws two breaking balls, the best of which is a 76-78 mph offering that he can throw for strikes or get hitters to chase out of the zone. While closing last season, he was able raise his fastball velocity into the 93-95 mph range.

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