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#9 Keegan Akin
Position: LHP
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Midland, Mich.
High School: Bullock Creek
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2014.... 3.46 6-4 16 13 2 1/0 0 88.1 85 40 34 49 62
2015.... 4.33 4-5 16 16 2 1/0 0 81.0 86 44 39 27 75
2016.... 1.82 7-4 17 17 2 2/1 0 109.0 72 24 22 30 133
TOTAL... 3.07 17-13 49 46 6 4/1 0 278.1 243 108 95 106 270

MLB Draft: Taken in the 2nd Round, Pick 54 to the Baltimore Orioles, making him the highest draft pick in WMU history since 1970.

Career:  Set the single season strikeout record with 133, passing Pat Misch’s record of 99 set in 2001 … finished second for most innings in a season (109.0) … finished WMU career second in career strikeouts (270) ... fourth in career innings (278.1). 

2016: Akin had one of the best season’s in WMU history, making his mark on the record book and earning some prestigious awards … Baseball America Third Team All-American … ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Midwest Region Team ... MAC Tournament MVP, the first in WMU history … First Team All-MAC … All-MAC Tournament Team … All-MAC Defensive Team … Two-time MAC West Player of the Week … WMU Pitcher of the Year … finished 7-4 with a 1.82 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 109.0 innings … had streaks of 30.2 and 22.2 innings where he did not allow an earned run … led team with two complete games and .192 opponent batting average … earned two wins in the MAC Tournament, including a win against Kent State in the MAC Championship game going 6.0 innings on short rest to allow just one hit and nine strikeouts … threw a complete-game shutout against Ohio on May 13, allowing just five hits while striking out eight … in the season opener at Georgia State, he threw 6.0 shutout innings allowing four hits with 11 strikeouts … threw a 7.0 inning complete-game shutout against Bowling Green on March 18 with nine strikeouts. 

2015: In the Broncos' weekend starting rotation ... had a 4-5 record with a 4.33 ERA ... recorded a team-high 75 strikeouts over 81.0 innings pitched ... 75 K’s in a single season were the most by a WMU pitcher since 2011 ... struck out nine and walked one in season opener against UAB in losing effort (2/13) ... struck out 10 batters over six innings against UT-Martin in his next start (2/20) ... recorded first season win against Austin-Peay striking out five over five innings, while yielding two runs and four hits (2/28) ... dominant performance  going 8.1 innings allowing just one run on seven hits and striking out four against Bowling Green (4/18) ... threw complete game shutout allowing just six hits, giving up one walk and striking out eight to earn his third victory of the season and completing sweep of Buffalo (4/26) - was named MAC West Pitcher of the Week following the performance ... yielded just five hits and one run over 6.2 innings, recorded six strikeouts in MAC Tournament game against No. 3 seed Ohio (5/21).

2014: WMU’s Sunday starter ... 6-4 record with a 3.46 ERA, struck out 62 over 88.1 innings pitched and held opposing batters to a .261 batting average ... 62 K’s most in a single-season by a Bronco freshman since 4th round MLB pick Ethan Hollingsworth totaled 66 as MAC Freshman of the Year in 2006 ... made 13 starts and 16 appearances ... tossed two complete games, including a complete-game shutout against Ohio, striking out 12, walking two and allowing just six hits over nine innings (3/30) ... 12 K’s was the second most strikeouts in the conference for the season ... was named MAC Pitcher of the Week and College Sports Madness MAC Player of the Week for performance ... allowed just three hits and one run, while striking out five in nine-inning effort against Eastern Michigan (5/4) ... struck out seven over 6.0 innings at Ball State (4/20) ... earned sixth win in WMU’s 7-4 win over Bowling Green in the MAC Tournament, coming out of the bullpen and throwing 4.2 shutout innings, allowed just two hits and struck out one (5/21) ... led WMU with 43 K’s over 58.1 innings during conference play ... allowed just one earned run, struck out four and scattered seven hits over 4.0 IP in no decision at No. 7 Louisville - WMU went on to win contest, 4-2 ... struck out five or more in six of 13 starts ... held opponents to three runs or less in 13 of 16 appearances.

High School: First Team All-State in 2012 ... 2013 had a perfect 19-0 record in two seasons at Bullock Creek ... as a junior, was a first team all-state, all-district and All-Tri-Valley conference selection, finishing with a perfect 9-0 record and 0.78 ERA, recording 132 strikeouts in 72.0 innings pitched ... as a senior, was named Saginaw News/MLive.com Baseball Player of the Year ... went 10-0 senior season,  striking out 104 batters in 49 innings, throwing a perfect game, two no-hitters and three one-hitters ... allowed four runs as a senior, only two were earned, and never allowed more than four hits in a game.

Personal: Son of Kevin Akin and Carrie Akin ... majoring in criminal justice.

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