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Passionate youth coach and corner infielder with pop. Team leader with overseas experience in Germany

Name: Josh Keithly

Gender: Male

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 215 lbs

DOB: April 12, 1994

Status Available

Date Available: March 8, 2019

Flight

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, 3B

Positions (alt): SP, RP

College: Pacific University Oregon

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Personal

Josh Keithly is a corner infielder who graduated from Pacific University Oregon (NCAA III Northwest Conference) in 2017. Josh is now also a passionate coach who is looking to play and coach overseas and is willing to pay his flights to do so.

In his senior year, Josh led PUO in RBI and was a regular starter and known for his clutch hitting. He has good pop with the ability to drive the ball to all fields and prides himself on working the count and driving in runs. 

On the defensive end he has good footwork, soft hands and a great ability to pick the baseball at first, all complimented by a strong and accurate arm.

Josh has been coaching youth since 2013 and would be happy to take on a role within the youth program within any club that signs him.

“Throughout my personal experience in this dynamic sport, I have also developed a passion  for coaching alongside playing. I enjoy helping and guiding others throughout their path in baseball and would like to make a career out of it.

Playing internationally can also help me improve to become a better coach by working and learning in a different dynamic setting. Baseball has always been apart of my life and would enjoy encountering a new opportunity to experience playing overseas.”

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Kiel Seahawks German Bundesliga 2 Starting 3B and 2nd game SP *Allstar nomination *Allstar MVP
2014-2017 Pacific University Oregon NCAA III Northwest Conference Starting 1B and occasional 3B, 6 hole hitter, pitching role: RHP reliever
2017 Kelowna Blue Jays (B.C. Canada) Pacific International  League Starting 3B
2016 Topeka Golden Giants Mid-west Plains League Starting 1B and DH
2015 Arvada Colts Rocky Mountain Baseball League Starting 1B and closer *Played in Summer Collegiate NBC World Series

Coaching Experience

YEARSROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-Current Head Coach OC Scorpions Baseball Club Ages 10-14                                     Teach fundamentals of the game and how to execute them the right way. We are building the foundation for them on which we can build upon.                 
2018 Assistant Varsity Coach Saddleback Valley Christian High School High School Taking over the Hitting and fielding aspects
2014-Present Assistant baseball coach ASD Bulldogs Ages 14-18 Prepare our players to be ready and successful at the next level during their years of being recruited by colleges or pro scouts.
2014 Baseball Camp Director Skyhawks Sports Academy Ages 9-13

Stats

Pro Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
20188 Kiel 25 82 23 33 10 1 2 33 21 5 10 4 .402 .534 .622

Pro Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H K W HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2018 Kiel 1.38 11 0 58.2 52 49 14 - 16 9 7 0 0 1.13

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Pacific 37 112 12 24 2 0 2 26 16 32 2 0 .214 .321 .286
2016 Pacific 32 40 4 9 0 0 0 7 3 12 0 1 .225 .298 .225
2015 Pacific 30 75 12 24 4 2 0 12 5 20 0 0 .320 .386 .427

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Ryan Dambach

Assistant Baseball Coach, PCO
ryand@ryandambachbaseball.com

"Josh Keithly is one of my favorite athletes I have ever worked with. His willingness to learn combined with his always upbeat personality makes him an asset to both his coaching staff and his teammates. Josh is an exceptional first baseman with above average defensive skills. At the plate Josh has great bat control and can be counted on to deliver situationally or to drive a ball into the gap. I wish I had the opportunity to coach Josh longer then I did. I’ve really enjoyed seeing the player and man he has become."

Brian Billings

Head Coach Pacific University Oregon
bbillings@pacificu.edu

"Josh Keithly is simply on of the best defensive first baseman that I have had the pleasure of coaching in my career.  He is a right-handed thrower with a strong, accurate throwing arm and he has great feet and a very quick release.  He’s very good around the bag, making other infielders better by showing great range and excellent footwork around the bag.  He’s also proficient at picking the ball and often gets the difficult picks that most 1B don’t get.   Offensively, Josh is a lefty with a solid swing.  He’s got a quick bat and he has gap power with the potential to hit doubles.  His speed is average for the position. Josh is a great kid who is fun to have on the team.  He’s a hard worker, intelligent, and full of energy.  He would be a great addition to any teal looking for a well-rounded first baseman."

Aaron Svarthumle

Assistant Baseball Coach PCO
svar9213@pacificu.edu

Additional Info

PERSONAL

Education: BS Exercise Science – Motor Behavior

Hobbies and Interests: Golf, basketball, soccer, hiking, Bodyboarding

Post baseball career plans: Coaching baseball -college  or travel showcase

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


 

ACHEIVEMENTS

2018: Allstar MVP in the Bundesliga 2 Nord Allstar Game

2017: Tied for team lead in RBI (26)
2015: 3rd in team batting average and OBP
2014: Played in the NBC World Series in 2014 with the Arvada Colts


 

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