With his family members, coaches, teammates, and a whole bunch of classmates looking on, the Callaway senior pitcher signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Gordon College.
Keith made the decision a few weeks ago, although nothing was official until he signed his letter, and he did it gladly during Wednesday’s ceremony.
“The work has just begun,” Keith said. “Going into college being a left-handed pitcher, it’s going to be tough. I’ve been preparing myself for that for years, and I’ve got to continue that.”
Keith thanked a bunch of people for helping him to reach this point, including his family, as well as Callaway’s coaches.
As for his family, Keith said “they’re the reason I’m here today. They made me a better person.”
And the coaches, Keith said, “made me work hard, and they tried to get the best out of each and everyone of us.”
Gordon head coach Travis McClanahan said he’s thrilled to have Keith.
“Kane is an outstanding addition to the Gordon College family,” McClanahan said. “We are extremely excited to have not only such an outstanding left-handed pitcher joining our program, but also such a great all-around person.
“We are looking for big things out of Kane once he arrives on campus and again are extremely excited to have him becoming a member of the Gordon State Highlander baseball program.”
Keith will be a key member of a Callaway team with high expectations.
The Cavaliers made it to the state quarterfinals last season, and most of the players responsible for that success are back.