Conference USA Hitter of the Week (April 11, 2005)
2005 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team
Al Ogletree Classic All-Tournament Team
Played in 52 games and started 51... was a versatile outfield, starting at all three positions, 23 in left field, 14 in center and 13 in right field... hit .307 on the season... crushed 13 doubles, two triples and four home runs... drove in 38 runs... ranked second on the team with nine stolen bases... committed just one error in 77 chances... hit safely in 38 contests and reached base safely in 46... totaled 16 multi-hit games and racked up 10 multiple-RBI contests... was 3-for-4 in the season-opener against No. 12 Tulane... despite going hitless against Houston, drew three walks and scored a run... also tallied a hit and drove in a run against No. 2 Rice to earn a spot on the Houston College Classic All-Tournament squad... commenced a season-long seven-game hit streak on Feb. 17... hit .370 (10-for-27) with seven RBIs during the streak... recorded two hits and drove in two against No. 17 Arkansas... picked up a hit in each of the final two contests of the Al Ogletree Classic to earn his second all-tournament honor of the season... racked up five hits and four RBIs in the Wright State series... picked up his first multi-home run contest in game two versus the Raiders... after an 0-for-3 game against Florida Atlantic on March 3, embarked on another five-game hitting streak... was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in game two against the Owls... rounded out the series with a hit and an RBI on March 5... collected three hits (one against Rice and two against TAMUCC) in the Whataburger College Classic... hit a two-run home run at Texas State on March 14.... collected three hits in the series opener at UC Santa Barbara... saw average dip over the next 10 games... hit just .167 (6-for-36) in that 10-game span with no RBIs... came out of slump in a big way, tying a TCU record with three doubles against Baylor on April 4... drove in a career-high six runs with those three doubles... game started a four-game RBI streak in which he drove in 10 runs... collected four hits in the Air Force series... picked up doubles in back-to-back games at Oklahoma (April 11) and versus UNLV (April 14)... collected two hits in game two against the Rebels... suffered a shoulder injury after a collision with Ryan Pack in left-center field in the series-opener against BYU... missed four games, before briefly returning to the lineup on April 29 at San Diego State... went 2-for-4 with a long home run and drove in two runs... pain in the shoulder kept him out the lineup the next six contests... made a brief appearance in a defensive role against Utah on May 5... returned to the lineup on May 16 against UT-Arlington... commenced a five-game hit streak on May 18, hitting .409 (4-for-22)... drove in four runs in the Frogs MWC title-clinching game at New Mexico on May 18... picked up a hit and an RBI on May 19... collected two hits in the series finale... tallied two hits in the MWC tournament opener against the Lobos... followed with two more hits in Frogs semifinal game against BYU on May 27... closed out the season with three hits in his last 17 at-bats... hit .324 with runners in scoring position... ranked second on the team with 22 two-out RBIs.
Played in 45 games, making 38 starts... started 36 games in center and two games in right field... finished the season with a .333 batting average... collected 14 multi-hit games and led the team with 14 multiple-RBI contests... hit safely in 30 games... played flawless defense in 94 chances... recorded two outfield assists... pounded out 11 doubles, two triples and six home runs... ranked second on the team with 42 RBIs... had a slugging percentage of .549 and an on-base percentage of .421... hit .400 in conference play with a team-high 26 RBIs and 13 extra base hits... was the starting center fielder on opening day... tallied a hit in his first contest... struggled through most of February and March, hitting .154 through his first 12 games... got an emergency start on April 3 against East Carolina when J.J. Estrada went down with an injury... made the most of it, going 2-for-4 with two runs driven in... became the everyday center fielder after that contest... tallied a double and his first home run on April 5 at UT-Arlington... drove in three runs with a 2-for-4 day at the plate... stayed hot and torched the USF pitching staff... went 8-for-11 in the series with four doubles, four runs scored and four RBIs... the hot week earned him the Conference USA Hitter of the Week on April 11 after raising his average from .154 to .356... after an 0-for-4 day against Oklahoma on April 12, busted out for a career day in the series opener at Memphis on April 15... went 5-for-5 at the plate with three runs driven in, a double and a home run... started a season-long 14-game hit streak on April 23 at Charlotte... hit .377 (20-53) during the streak... three's were wild on May 8 at Cincinnati as he was 3-for-3 with three RBI, three runs scored, three walks and three putouts... streak ended on May 15 against Louisville... went through a mini-slump, going hitless in his next 14 at-bats... came out of it with a strong conference tournament... named to the all-tournament team after going 6-for-12 with five RBI and four runs scored... drove in two runs in the NCAA Waco Regional... hit .379 with runners on... was lights out with a runner on third and less than two outs, hitting .667... collected 18 two-out RBIs... hit .410 in RBI opportunities... was 3-for-5 as a pinch-hitter.
Played one season for the Coyotes under head coach Jeff Lightfoot... batted .400 with five home runs and three triples.
Was a member of the Golden Eagles for one season... redshirted as a freshman... earned a Golden Eagle Scholar Athlete award.
Highland Park High School:
Was an all-district performer as a junior and senior... helped lead his team to the state semifinals as a senior.
Keith is the son of Don and Robyn Conlon... has an older brother, Kevin, a sister-in-law, Marybeth and a younger brother Casey... graduated in December with a degree in communications.