In a Press Herald article about St. Joseph's College baseball coach Will Sanborn, former Westbrook High School baseball player Andrew Keirstead was described by his coach as "the softest thrower on [the pitching] staff" who throws "slop" or "junk" kind of like, um, Greg Maddux.
As of April 28, the 2005 WHS graduate had posted a 5-1 record with 4.70 ERA and was named the Most Valuable Player in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament. Keirstead also boasts a .312 batting average and four home runs.
- John C.L. Morgan
P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, I should reveal that my cousin, Dustin Spiller, also plays for the Monks. And that I'm hoping my alma mater stomps on St. Joseph's later this evening.
Ah, nothing like Division III baseball trash talk on a sunny spring day.
(Update: When I left Standish in the bottom of the sixth inning, USM was winning 5-2. The highlight of the game--if you're a Huskie loyalist, of course--was when former Westbrook standout Anthony D'Alphonso smacked a Keirstead offering well beyond the right field fence, which is 350 feet from home plate.)