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Hard work paying off for William and Mary freshmen catchers Keane and Smith

Hard work paying off for William and Mary freshmen catchers Keane and Smith

WILLIAMSBURG – Almost a year ago, William and Mary freshman catcher Matt Keane celebrated one of the most dramatic conclusions to a high school sports season imaginable.

It happened when Keane's Lafayette High team won the 3A championship thanks to a last-inning home run. An on-field, postgame graduation ceremony ensued on the Liberty University diamond for Keane and his classmates, who were missing commencement in Williamsburg.

The madness apparently followed Keane to William and Mary (29-30), which is in the NCAA Tournament after a wild, come-from-behind win over UNC Wilmington to claim its first Colonial Athletic Association tourney title in more than a...

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