University of Iowa Athletics

#7 Keaton Anthony

Height 6-4
Weight 211 lbs.
Class RS So.
Hometown Hoschton, Ga.
High School Mill Creek
Keaton Anthony - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • First-Team All-Big Ten.
  • Third-Team Collegiate Baseball All-American.
  • Named to the Round Rock Classic All-Tournament Team.
  • NCBWA Preseason Second-Team All-American.
  • Big Ten Preseason Honors list.
  • Started 43 games — 37 as designated hitter, six as pitcher.
  • Team-high batting average (.389) and doubles leader (22). 22 doubles is the second-most in program history.
  • Hit 9 home runs and 38 RBIs.
  • On the mound, went 2-0 in nine appearances and six starts.
  • Held a 4.95 ERA in 20 innings, striking out 14.
  • Three consecutive scoreless outings, spanning over 7 1/3 innings.
  • Earned Big Ten Player of the Week on February 27th after hitting .429 with six hits and five runs during the Round Rock Classic. Slugged 1.000 with two doubles and two home runs. Threw 3 1/3 innings and struck out three.
  • Went 5-6 with a double and a grand slam in a win over Penn State on April 29th. Hit 6-8 in the two-game series.
  • Went 4-4 with four RBIs and a double against Nebraska on April 21st.
  • Went 3-5 with two doubles and the game-winning home run against Kansas State on February 26th.
  • Went 3-5 with a career high five RBIs against Maryland on March 31st. Hit two doubles and a home run, while scoring two runs.
  • Went 3-5 with two doubles against Indiana on April 9th.
  • Went 6-14 at the Round Rock Classic, including two home runs, two doubles, three RBIs and five runs.
  • Homered in three straight games (LSU, Kansas State, Loras)
  • 12-game hit streak from February 18th through March 11th.

2022 Honors

  • Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
  • NCBWA Freshman All-American
  • First-Team Freshman All-American
  • ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team All-Midwest Region selection
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (second player in school history to earn distinction)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team honoree
  • Six-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree — the most accolades in a season in school and Big Ten history
  • Frisco Classic All-Tournament team honoree
  • Started 53 games — 41 in right field and 12 as DH
  • Hit .361 (73-of-202) with 22 doubles, 14 home runs, 55 RBIs and 46 runs scored
  • Hit safely in 44 games and reached base safely in 50 contests
  • Had a team-best 22 multi-hit games (17 2-hit, five 3-hit)
  • 22 doubles were the second most in school history and 14 homers were the most by a Hawkeye freshman since 1999
  • Was 23rd nationally in doubles per game (0.42), 34th in doubles (22) and 48th in slugging (.678)
  • Ranked in top 10 in the Big Ten in five categories, ranking third in slugging (.678) and OPS (1.133), tied for fourth in doubles (22), sixth in batting average (.361) and 10th in OBP (.455)
  • In league games, was tied for fourth in home runs (10), fifth in slugging (.768), tied for sixth in RBIs (30) and seventh in OPS (1.193)
  • Hit .375 (6-of-16) with two doubles and two RBIs at Big Ten Tournament
  • Finished 3-for-4 with two doubles against Penn State (5/28)
  • Homered in three straight games and hit .357 (5-of-14) with five RBIs and five runs scored in the sweep of Indiana (5/19-21)
  • Went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored in game one and hit solo shots in games two and three
  • Hit a team-best .462 (6-of-13) with two doubles, a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored at Michigan State (5/13-15)
  • Went 3-for-4 with a double in game two and 2-for-4 with an eighth-inning grand slam in the series finale
  • Hit .417 (5-of-12) with two home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored in series win over Purdue (5/6-8), which led to him earning Big Ten Co-Freshman of Week honors on May 11
  • Homered in back-to-back games, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs in game two and 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored in series finale
  • Went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th inning in the series-clinching road win at Nebraska (5/1)
  • Hit .308 (4-of-13) with two multi-hit games, three runs and two RBIs in series win at No. 8 Rutgers (4/22-24)
  • Went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored against Bradley (4/19)
  • Earned fourth Big Ten Freshman of Week honors after going 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBIs in series-opening win over Minnesota (4/15) and 1-for-2 with a three-run homer at Milwaukee (4/12)
  • Missed games two and three against Minnesota (4/16-17) because of sickness
  • Hit is fifth home run in game two against Illinois (4/9) before going 2-for-5 with a double in series finale (4/10)
  • Had an 11-game hitting from Feb. 25-March 13 and 14-game reached base streak from Feb. 18-March 15
  • Hit .462 (6-of-13) with four RBIs at Michigan (4/2-3) en route to Big Ten Freshman of Week honors
  • Went 2-for-3 in game two and 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBIs in series finale
  • Went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, including hitting his third homer — a solo shot — against St. Thomas (3/21)
  • Hit .500 (5-of-10) with three doubles, five runs and four RBIs at UC Irvine (3/11-13) to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors
  • Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in game one and 2-for- with two RBIs and three runs in series finale
  • Named to the Frisco Classic All-Tournament Team after hitting .385 (5-of-13) with three doubles and three runs scored
  • Went 2-for-5 with two doubles against Wichita State (3/4) and 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI against Washington State (3/6)
  • Made his Hawkeye debut on mound against Cornell College (3/2), punching out four over two innings as part of the combined shutout
  • Hit a team-best .400 (4-of-10) at the Kleberg Bank Classic
  • Went 2-for-3 in the tournament opener against Pepperdine (2/25)
  • Named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Feb. 23 after hitting .444 (4-of-9) with four extra base hits, five runs and five RBIs at the Swig & Swine Classic
  • Went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two home runs, four runs and five RBIs in 11-1 win over Ball State (2/19)


  • Appeared in one game, registering one at-bat after suffering a hamstring injury late in preseason
  • Made his Hawkeye debut as a pinch hitter against Nebraska (3/14)

High School

  •  Top 500 prospect by Perfect Game; rated as the 129th-best player in Georgia
  • Region 6A Two-Way Player of the Year and Gwinnett Dugout Club Two-Way Player of the Year as a junior
  • Hit .367 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 23 RBIs
  • Went 6-4 with a 3.13 ERA with 59 strikeouts over 62 2/3 innings
  • Perfect Game Preseason High School All-American
  • Volunteers at his local church
  • High school coach was Doug Jones
  • Played under Wes Rynders and Jordan Hill for Georgia Bombers


  • Born June 24, 2001
  • Son of Mike and Kim Anthony
  • Has an older sister, Kaylyn, and younger brother, Karsen
  • Sister plays softball at North Georgia
  • Majoring in sport and recreation management