Draft pick Keuchel shines at College World Series
Dallas Keuchel, a left-handed pitcher from Arkansas selected in the seventh round of the First-Year Player Draft by the Astros, started for the Razorbacks and threw six solid innings in a 10-6 win over Cal State Fullerton in the first game of the College World Series on Saturday night.
Keuchel allowed five hits and four runs (three earned), walked one and struck out two batters to improve to 8-3 for Arkansas, which will play LSU on Monday night in a key game. Keuchel was the first Arkansas player taken in the draft and is the only Astros’ draft pick playing in Omaha this year.
“They’re a good base-hitting team,” Keuchel said of CSF. “We knew they were good at the little stuff. I was more focused on the hitters and I told coachI would throw over to first. We did a good job of holding them today.”