At Missouri State: A two-time all-Missouri Valley Conference selection, Nolan Keane is a three-year letterman who will start in right field for the Bears. The powerful lefty has bombed 15 career homers and brings a career .308 batting average into the season.
2007: Honorable mention all-MVC selection ... Voted as Missouri State's MVP by his teammates ... The Bears' second-leading hitter with a .314 average, 65 base hits and 32 RBIs, and the top power threat with nine home runs and a .507 slugging percentage ... Also led the Bears with a .403 on-base percentage, 31 walks and 45 runs scored ... Hit in the second or third spot all season for the Bears and finished the year with a .429 batting average and .500 (28-56) on-base figure in the first inning of games ... Was third on the team with nine stolen bases ... Named to the Brooks Wallace Award watch list prior to the season ... Had two hits and scored twice at Arkansas-Little Rock (2/27) ... Hit first home run of the year against Middle Tennessee (3/4) ... Had two hits in each game of the South Dakota State series (3/16-18), and homered in the first game ... Hit a grand slam and drove in five runs at Arkansas-Little Rock (3/19) ... Had a streak of five consecutive multiple-hit games (3/16-20) ... Went 3-for-5 at Arkansas State (3/20) ... Had a nine-game hit streak (3/13-24) ... Had two RBIs and a run scored with no official at bats versus UNI (3/25) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against Kansas (3/27) ... Had three hits and scored twice at Illinois State (4/1) ... Went 2-for-2 with four RBIs against Southeast Missouri State (4/3) ... Homered and scored three runs against Bradley (4/6) ... Hit a home run and had two RBIs against Dallas Baptist (4/14) ... Had a three-hit game with a run scored at Southern Illinois (4/28) ... Went 2-for-5 with a solo home run at Evansville (5/5) ... Had two hits and scored three times against Evansville (5/6) ... Had three hits and scored twice against Oral Roberts (5/8) ... Went 3-for-4 with a triple to plate both Missouri State runs at Creighton (5/18).
2006: A first-team all-MVC selection as an outfielder despite playing in just 38 games ... Hit .331 with six homers and tied for the team lead with 35 RBIs ... Drew more walks (24) than strikeouts (23), and had an on-base percentage of .431 ... His .563 slugging mark was second on the squad behind only Clay Coulter ... Had an 11-game hit streak (5/7-5/27) ... Drove in three runs on five separate occasions, and had 10 multiple-RBI and 14 multi-hit games on the season ... Hit his first career dinger, a three-run shot to tie the game in the seventh, at Oral Roberts (3/7) ... Played all three outfield positions, with the most starts in left (15) ... Was a .390 hitter with runners in scoring position.
2005: Keane played in 14 games for the Bears, hitting .189 with two doubles and four RBIs ... Was 3-for-10 in the designated hitter role ... Started seven games in right field for the Bears and two at designated hitter ... Drove in two runs against Missouri (5/3).
2004: Redshirt season at Missouri State.
Background: Keane hit .582 with seven home runs and 22 extra-base hits in just 18 games as a senior at Wethersfield High School ... During his junior season, Keane was named pitching MVP and co-offensive MVP. Keane had a 7-0 record with a 1.53 ERA, while posting a .500 batting average with seven home runs.
Personal: Nolan Seamus Keane was born July 14, 1984, in Kewanee, Ill. ... He is the son of Patrick and Diane Keane ... Patrick Keane was Nolan's high school baseball coach ... Nolan has one brother, Patrick ... Majoring in hospitality and restaurant administration.