Anthony was a Collegiate Baseball freshman All-American a season ago. Now, his efforts in 2023 have him a notch higher in terms of national acclaim.
He was chosen on the Collegiate Baseball’s third team as a designated hitter. The Hoschton, Ga., native leads the Hawkeyes with a .389 batting average and 22 doubles. Anthony’s .701 slugging percentage and his .505 on base percentage both lead Iowa from hitters with more than 30 at bats.
𝗔𝗹𝗹-𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 🇺🇸@keatonanthony05 is a Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American!
— Iowa Baseball (@UIBaseball) June 1, 2023
Though he hasn’t played in the past 13 games, Anthony is still toward the top of Iowa’s team lead in a number of other key hitting and offensive categories.
The 6-foot-4, 211 pound redshirt sophomore has registered 61 hits, 38 RBIs, and hit nine home runs. Anthony also has 51 runs scored. His 110 total bases this season rank second, while Anthony’s hits, runs scored and home runs all rank fourth on the Hawkeyes.
Anthony joins six Big Ten players on Collegiate Baseball’s list of All-Americans. Maryland shortstop Matt Shaw was chosen to the first team. Maryland catcher Luke Shliger and third baseman Nick Lorusso were selected to the second team as was Nebraska second baseman Max Anderson. Lastly, Michigan State first baseman Brock Vradenburg and Nebraska shortstop Brice Matthews were also selected to the third team.
One of Iowa’s postseason foes was also honored by Collegiate Baseball. Indiana State right-handed pitcher Connor Fenlong was recognized as a second-team selection.
Unfortunately for Iowa fans and for this team as it embarks upon the Terre Haute Regional, Anthony hasn’t played since he walked and scored in a 7-4 midweek win over Illinois State back on May 2.
Anthony and several other Hawkeyes were withheld from action beginning on May 5 during the Ohio State series. Iowa’s athletics department released a statement that night noting that it had withheld several athletes “due to a potential NCAA violation.”
Then, on the following Monday, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission told Action Network that it had launched an investigation into the Hawkeyes’ baseball program.
It wasn’t long after that when the University of Iowa’s Office of Strategic Communication announced that it had received information on 26 student-athletes from baseball, football, men’s basketball, men’s track and field, men’s wrestling and one full-time employee of the UI Department of Athletics involved in the gambling probe.
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