Murray State standout Keach Ballard has signed on to play baseball at the University of Oklahoma.

Ballard came to Murray State College with two years of eligibility in the fall of 2011, after spending a year at Grayson County College. In his first year with the Aggies, Ballard hit .370 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs. As the team’s starting shortstop, he was named to the all-conference and all-region teams.

“He had already signed with Grayson and they redshirted him,” Murray State baseball coach Zach Crabtree said. “They wanted him to come back. But he didn’t know how much he was going to get to play. We got lucky. He came here. He had a lot of options to go other places.”

Ballard played his high school career at Silo, where he won three state titles, was a three-time all-district honoree and was named an All-State honorable mention player. Ballard also played summer ball for the Southern Financial Group Ardmore Cardinals American Legion baseball team.