Colonie Baseball alumni Brian O’Keefe is expected to be called up by the Seattle Mariners today, becoming the first former Raider to play in the MLB. O’Keefe has spent the past 2 seasons with their AAA affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers, and has a .253 BA, .330 OBP, .779 OPS with 13 HR this year.
O’Keefe is a 2011 graduate of Colonie High School and still holds the school record for batting average in a season, after hitting .561 his senior year under former Head Coach Kevin Halburian. His team reached the Section II Finals that season before losing to Shaker’s Jeff Hoffman, who is currently a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.
After Colonie, O’Keefe went on to play at St. Joseph’s University and was drafted in the 7th Round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014.