Southern Miss dropped an 8-5 decision to Texas Southern in the opening game of the Texas Invitational on Saturday, but used a seven-run fifth inning for a 9-8 come from behind victory over ULM in the night cap.
Southern Miss will play in Sunday's consolation game on Sunday against Appalachian State.
Played in all 55 games, making 54 starts ... Recorded a .269 batting average, going 45-for-167 with seven doubles, a triple, two home runs, 23 runs scored and 21 RBI ... Second on the team with a .353 on-base percentage and .359 slugging percentage ... Led the team with nine multiple hit games ... Second on the team with five multi-RBI games ... Tallied a season-best three hits in two games - Fresno State and Marshall ... Also had multiple hits against Cal State Fullerton (first collegiate game), Jacksonville State, Ole Miss, Northwestern State, Louisiana Tech, Troy and Memphis ... Had a season-high three RBI against Marshall, while adding a pair of RBI against UC Riverside, Ole Miss and Troy (2x) ... Notched doubles against UC Davis, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, Appalachian State, Marshall, Troy and UCF with a triple against UC Davis and home runs against Sam Houston State and Marshall.
Four-year letter winner at Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Ariz. ... Helped the Cougars advance to the postseason four consecutive years ... Named First Team All-State and First Team All-Region as a junior and senior ... Tabbed All-Southern Arizona as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Batted .561 as a senior, going 60-for-107 with 21 doubles, five triples, four home runs, 36 runs scored, 47 runs batted in, while slugging .963 and adding 10 stolen bases ... Team captain (two years) and four-time Offensive MVP ... Regional Player of the Year as a junior ... Participated in the AIA All-Star Game ... Also played volleyball ... Played travel ball with the Desert Thunder, helping the team to the ASA 18U Gold National Championship with a .333 average in eight games.
Full name is Morgan Taylor McKeever ... Daughter of Shaun and Cary McKeever ... Has an older sister, Meg, and an older brother, Drew ... Born on Feb. 4 in Tucson, Ariz. ... Majoring in marine biology.