CAREER ACCOLADES 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR (2015) Sat out the 2015 season rehabbing from an elbow injury he suffered in 2014.
JUNIOR (2014) Named Co-SEC Pitcher of the Week on March 31 after holding ninth-ranked Ole Miss to one run on seven hits and three walks with a season-high eight strikeouts in his first career complete game, clinching the series sweep ... finished his junior season 5-2 with a 2.97 ERA (22 ER/66.2 IP) and a .241 average against ... made five quality Sunday starts in eight chances. Stephen F. Austin (2/23): Struck out six in 5.0 shutout frames. St. Louis (2/16): Credited with the win after 4.0 innings of scoreless, one-hit baseball. Louisiana-Lafayette (3/2): Posted his third win of the season with the longest relief appearance of his career, striking out two over 6.2 IP at No. 10 ULL. Mississippi Valley State (3/9): Earned his fourth win in his first start of 2014, a 3-0 victory against the Delta Devils ... struck out a season-high seven batters in 6.0 scoreless IP with only one hit and no walks allowed. Kentucky (3/15): Did not factor into the decision despite a quality start against the No. 20 Wildcats after allowing three earned runs in 6.0 innings. Arkansas (3/23): Took the loss at Arkansas after allowing one run on four hits with two Ks. Tennessee (4/20): Did not factor into the decision despite a quality start in Knoxville, holding the Vols to two runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts through 7.0 IP.
SOPHOMORE (2013) Appeared in 16 games, including nine starts, spanning 53.1 innings ... had three wins and 56 strikeouts ... member of the weekend rotation for the first eight weeks of the season, which included three SEC starts ... threw 30.2 innings against SEC competition, owning a 5.87 ERA in those contests. Virginia Military Institute (2/16): Picked up the win after throwing 4.0 innings in game two of the season-opening series with VMI, allowing three runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts. Florida Atlantic (2/23): Earned his second win of the season in as many starts after throwing 6.0 innings and allowing one unearned run on four hits with five strikeouts against the Owls. Tulane (3/2): Suffered the loss in the second game with the Green Wave despite setting a career-high with 11 strikeouts in 5.0 innings. Louisville (3/9): Had a quality start at fifth-ranked Louisville, tossing 6.0 innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Georgia (3/23): Threw a season-high 6.1 IP in the win, allowing one run on six hits with four strikeouts.
FRESHMAN (2012) Finished second on the team with 20 appearances and tied for third on the squad with nine starts ... had five quality starts in his first season with Alabama ... posted a 2-5 record with a 3.74 ERA (28 ER/67.1 IP) and was the team leader in IP ... held opponents to a .251 average against ... made 11 appearances with five starts during SEC play, posting a 2-5 record with a 3.88 ERA ... led the Tide with 39 strikeouts in a team-high 53.1 IP during conference play. Florida Atlantic (2/18): Made his first career appearance for the Crimson Tide, allowing two hits in 1.0 innings of work. Troy (3/20): Pitched 3.0 scoreless frames against the Trojans in his first career start. Auburn (4/8): Threw 5.2 IP against the No. 23 Tigers and earned his first win, allowing one run on seven hits with six strikeouts. Mississippi State (5/5): Threw a season-high 7.0 innings but was the tough-luck losing pitcher after giving up three hits, three walks and a pair of hit batsmen in the Tide's 3-2 loss to the Bulldogs. Georgia (5/18): Tied his season-high with 7.0 IP, earning the win after giving up no runs on five hits with six strikeouts.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Signed with the Tide ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the state of Alabama, according to Perfect Game USA ... twice named an all-metro player ... participated in both the Alabama North-South All-Star Game and the Alabama East-West All-Star Game ... was a Preseason Third Team High School All-American by Perfect Game ... named a First Team All-South Region honoree entering his senior season ... was the 2010 Shelby County Pitcher of the Year by the Birmingham News ... struck out 51 batters in 41.2 IP as a junior ... son of Mike and Autumn Keller ... has two older brothers, Tyler and P.J. ... mother Autumn is a University of Alabama graduate ... born Jonathan Abraham Keller on Nov. 12, 1992, in Birmingham, Ala. ... majoring in human performance exercise science.