MJC softball player, Morgan Keeney, commits to Salem University
As an MJC Pirate, Morgan had limited time her freshman year, splitting time in the
outfield and working on her game. “Morgan had an unbelievable off-season, she worked
out, worked on hitting, and had the best season of her 6 years with me as a player,”
said Donaldson. “She came in and started hitting the ball over the fence and a different
kind of line drive that I hadn’t seen from her.”
Morgan’s batting average improved by nearly .200 points from 2020 to 2021 while recording 25 put-outs and 2 assists from three different outfield positions and batting .296 for the season. That lead to a scholarship from Salem University in Wolf Summit, West Virginia.
The Tigers were 6-8 in their limited season because of COVID 19 restrictions.
Salem Coach Steve Potts looks to gain some normalcy for 2022 and hopes Morgan will be a huge part of helping the Tigers stabilize the outfield and help the batting average. Donaldson states, “Despite the challenges of playing during a COVID year, Keeney has been relentless in her quest to continue her softball career. I couldn’t be more proud of a player.”
MJC Softball finished the 2021 season with a 13-6 record.