TITANS `11: Passed up redshirt year opportunity when infield injuries mounted • Appeared in 19 games, starting 16 all at shortstop • Made collegiate debut on Apr. 26 and flawlessly handled six not always routine chances • Contributed offensively in next game with 3-for-4 performance with 3 RBI in 12-6 win over Pacific on Apr. 29 • Had two other multi-hit games • Made two errors in the ninth-inning vs. Long Beach State on May 13 but then made difficult over-the-shoulder catch for final out of 4-2 victory.
KING HS: Was a four-year letterwinner at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, Calif., under Head Coach Ken Scott • Was the only freshman on the varsity squad in 2007 • As a sophomore hit .511 and had a .569 on-base percentage; he committed no errors as the starting second baseman • Batted .430 with 22 runs scored as a junior; had a .515 on-base percentage • Continued to tear it up as a senior, hitting .402 with a career high 33 runs scored, 20 RBI and 18 stolen bases • Made the King High School Honor Roll his senior season.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 20, 1991, in Riverside, Calif. • Full name is Keegan Tyler Dale • Parents are Marc and Angie Dale • Has one older sister (Kylie) • Major is kinesiology • Models his game after Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter • Favorites include: Yankee Stadium (stadium), Kobe Bryant (athlete), Derek Jeter (baseball player), New York Yankees (team), Riverside Poly High School (place to play), Adam Sandler (actor) and Lil Wayne (musical artist).
At Bats: 5, June 3, 2011 vs. Illinois
Runs: 1, 4 times, last on June 3, 2011 vs. Illinois
Hits: 3, Apr. 29, 2011 vs. Pacific
RBI: 3, Apr. 29, 2011 vs. Pacific
Home Runs: N/A
Doubles: 1, Apr. 30, 2011 vs. Pacific
Stolen Bases: 1, 2 times, last on June 3, 2011