Panthers split pair of games in first day at Snowbird Classic
Tassi earns preseason pitcher of the year honors
2013: Went 2-1 with a 4.81 ERA in his first season at Milwaukee ... appeared in 16 games, making a pair of starts ... worked 33.2 innings - the most of any freshman - striking out 17 ... made collegiate debut against New Mexico State Feb. 16, working 4.2 innings ... struck out three in 2.0 innings of work against Carroll April 25 ... went the distance against Iowa April 30 to record his first victory, allowing three runs and six hits in the 120-pitch outing ... the complete game was just the second by a UWM freshman since 2004 ... picked up the victory at Minnesota May 8, throwing 2.0 scoreless frames in the 2-1 win ... also started against Northern Illinois May 14, giving up just one run and adding three K's in 4.0 innings ... ended the season by not allowing a run in four of his final six appearances.
High School: Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association State and NOW All-Suburban Player of the Year after going 11-0 with a 0.42 ERA ... strikeout to walk ratio was 107 to 13 ... had six shutouts and three one-hitters ... led team to 25-10 record, first North Shore Conference title in 22 years and a WIAA state runner-up finish ... also batted .337 with a team-high 27 RBI ... first-team all-state and all-league ... went 6-3 with a 3.38 ERA as a junior, striking out 82 batters in 76 innings of work while allowing opponents to bat just .230 against him ... Honorable Mention 2011 NOW All-Suburban Baseball Team ... also played basketball, winning the WIAA state championship as a senior.
Personal: Son of Steve and Ellen Keller ... undecided on a major ... chose UWM because it gave him the chance to play baseball at the NCAA DI level ... career goals are all-conference, All-American and to get drafted ... most memorable sports experience was winning the state championship in basketball ... has done community service work with St. Boniface Church since the first grade ... hobbies include video games, hanging out with friends and basketball ... born June 21, 1994.