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8 Karlie Keeney

Class: Freshman Position: P Height: 5-9 Previous School: Webster County HS Hometown: Providence, Ky.

2020 (Fr.)
• Pitched in 17 games, starting 11 times
• VaSID All-State second team pitcher
• Listed No. 86 on D1Softball.com's list of Top 100 NCAA Division I Pitchers
• Went 5-5 with 2.96 ERA, eight complete games, 45 strikeouts and a .268 opponents' batting average in 78 innings pitched; batted 0-for-8 with one walk as a hitter
• Ranked third in the ASUN in both complete games and innings pitched
• Pitched in 10 out of Liberty's 12 games against nationally-ranked opponents, posting a 2.91 ERA versus ranked opposition
• The first Liberty freshman pitcher since 2016 to start the season opener, allowing five runs on 10 hits against No. 15 Kentucky (Feb. 7)
• First career win came on Feb. 9 against No. 21 Ole Miss, allowing two runs on 10 hits while becoming the first freshman pitcher in program history to earn a complete-game win over a nationally-ranked team
• Pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against both No. 21 Auburn (Feb. 8) and No. 8 Florida State (Feb. 16)
• Held high-powered No. 6 Michigan offense to one run on five hits with a career-high seven strikeouts in 1-0 setback (Feb. 21)
• Allowed one unearned run on three hits in 6-1 win over Hofstra in home opener, tying her career high with seven strikeouts (Feb. 28)
• Limited No. 1 Texas to two runs on 10 hits on March 6
• Earned win in final game of season, an 11-3 triumph over New Mexico (March 8)

Prep
• Graduated from Webster County High School
• Three-time KSCA All-State, twice being named to the first team
• Four-time all-district and all-region
• Named to All-Academic Team for conference, district, region and state four times each
• Four team all-tournament team
• For her career, posted a 1.08 ERA, 81 wins and 909 strikeouts, while also batting .383 with 20 homers and 129 RBI
• As a senior, went 17-5 with a 0.54 ERA and 206 strikeouts, being named Athlete of the Year for the 2nd Region
• Posted a 14-5 record, 0.986 ERA and 188 strikeouts as a junior, batting .430 with five homers and 29 RBI
• Also played basketball
• Played for New Jersey Intensity in travel softball

Personal
• Daughter of Larry and Holly Keeney
• Mother, Holly Keeney, played basketball at Kentucky Wesleyan
• Intends to major in business administration: human resources
• Birthday is Sept. 25