One of two incoming freshmen pitchers from the Kansas City area... Was the top pitcher on his high school team that advanced to the state finals last season.
Olathe South HS: A four-year letterwinner for the Falcons under head coach Josh Perkins... Led team to a 15-7 record, a regional championship and a state runner-up finish as a senior... Earned honorable mention All-Metro honors from the Kansas City Star his senior year after going 3-3 with a 1.47 ERA in 57.1 innings pitched... Named the 2009 Olathe South Pitcher of the Year, first team all-conference and second team all-state... A participant in the 2009 Kansas State High School All-Star Game... Holds the school's single-season strikeout record with 87.
Personal: Keith John Picht was born August 29, 1991, in Phillipsburg, N.J... Parents are Keith and Tamara Picht... Has two siblings, Amanda and Kyle... Father, Keith, was a pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization... Majoring in nutrition and kinesiology.