PROVO, Utah – Brigham Young University baseball star sophomore Keaton Kringlen continues to turn heads with his sweet swing and strong defensive play. After a breakout freshman season, Kringlen is building on some already impressive numbers.
The 5’10”, 210 pound outfielder hit .369 last season and was second on the team in batting average. He also won the WCC Freshman of the Year Award for his efforts.
While the team has gotten off to a slow start, going 4-7 through the first 11 games, Kringlen has continued to play well.
He is hitting .383 so far this season and leads the team with 18 hits. He also has recorded 6 multi-hit games this season as well. Due to his strong play, he has had to step into a much bigger role in the lineup.
“The biggest thing is just staying disciplined in those situations. Because you are the 4, 5, 6 hole and you’re there to drive runs and you have to be patient and get your pitch,” Keaton said.
Kringlen was raised in a baseball family, as his uncle played for BYU and his father played at UC Santa Barbara.
The Cougars fell in the series opener to UC Santa Barbara 10-8 on March 9, but they won both games during the double-header against UC Santa Barbara on March 10. They won again against UC Santa Barbara on March 11. They next play New Mexico State on March 14.
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