Wake Forest vs. Georgetown baseball. Feb. 15, 2014
Drafted by the Washington Nationals (27th round, 814th overall) in the 2014 MLB Draft.
Walter on Keniry
"Conor is one of our team captains and our field general. He brings his 'A' game every day and our team energy feeds off of him. He is making the move to shortstop and will quickly establish himself as the centerpiece of our team defense."
Made the switch from second base to shortstop and was one of the standout defensive players for Wake Forest ... Started 54 games while playing in all 56 contests ... Maintained a batting average of .256 for the season while recording 53 hits, 25 runs and 21 RBIs ... Led the team with 12 doubles and hit three home runs ... Walked 28 times and stole four bases ... Started the season opener against Towson (Feb. 15) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double against Georgetown (Feb. 16) ... Against Davidson (Feb. 18) went 3-for-4 with two walks and a double ... Registered two RBIs and three hits against Saint Peter's (March 2) ... Walked three times in the win over Clemson (March 14) ... Against Maryland (April 5), tallied three RBIs and two hits including his first career homer ... Had four hits in the series at North Carolina ... In the win over Florida State (April 20), had two hits and two RBIs ... Hit his second homer against Duke (April 26) ... Jumpstarted the Wake Forest rally in the ninth inning against No. 1 Virginia (May 16) with a solo home run ... Started the play-in game of the ACC Championship against Georgia Tech (May 20) and had two hits and a run.
Played in 44 games and made 40 starts for the Demon Deacons, primarily at second base ... Hit .240 on the year with 36 hits, six doubles and three triples ... Drove in 20 runs and scored 24 himself ... Performed solidly at second base all season with just five errors and a .975 fielding percentage on 202 chances ... Was fourth on the team with 11 multi-hit games on the year ... Kept his batting average at the .300 plateau over his first 12 games of the season, going 12-for-40 with two doubles and two triples during that time ... Also drew 12 walks and had a .442 on-base percentage through the first 12 games ... Had three RBIs in a game three times, including vs. Youngstown State (Feb. 22), at Winthrop (Apr. 23) and at Elon (May 1) ... Had a season-high three hits at home vs. West Virginia on Feb. 24 ... Scored multiple runs in six games ... Drew three walks vs. New Mexico State on March 2.
2012 (Sophomore) Was the Demon Deacons' everyday second baseman, playing in 52 games and making 50 starts ... Hit .273 with 40 runs scored, 13 doubles and 24 RBIs ... Posted a .366 on base percentage ... Also a solid defender with just nine errors all season and a .963 fielding percentage ... Was fourth on the team with 54 hits on the year ... Had an 11-game hitting streak from Apr. 7 - Apr. 21, marking the longest streak on the team during the season ... Hit .341 during that stretch ... Started off the year strong at New Mexico St., going 8-for-18 with four doubles and two RBIs in the four-game series ... Was tied for third on the team with 14 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games and one 4-hit game ... Three of his 3-hit games came in his first four starts of the season ... Went 11-for-15 in stolen base attempts ... Was fifth on the team with a .366 on base percentage ... Tied for third on the team with 40 runs scored ... In the finale at NMSU, went 4-for-6 with three doubles, three runs scores and a pair of RBIs ... Went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs and three driven in vs. High Point (2/22).
2011 (Freshman) Served as the Deacs' everyday second baseman for the majority of the year, appearing in 45 games and making 37 starts ... Made several excellent defensive plays throughout the season and was solid at second all year, committing just five errors in 173 chances ... Led all Wake Forest freshmen with 137 at bats, seven doubles, 24 walks and 10 stolen bases ... Also tied for the team-lead among freshmen with 27 hits ... His 10 stolen bases on the year are tied for the seventh most by any Wake Forest freshman in school history, and his 24 walks placed him just one away from cracking the freshman Top 10 list ... Ended the year with a .197 batting average and 17 runs scored ... Picked up his first-career hit in a 2-for-2 performance at LSU on February 19 ... Went on to tally seven multi-hit games on the year ... Also went 2-for-2 at Charlotte on March 22, scoring two runs in the process ... Perhaps his best offensive performance came at Duke on May 14 when he went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored ... Picked up two stolen bases against Clemson (April 23), Elon (April 26) and Boston College (May 8) ... Smacked a walk-off, RBI double to give Wake Forest a 2-1 win over Boston College in 10 innings on May 6.
Three-year letterwinner in high school ... Named to American Legion Dream Dozen team in 2008 and 2009 ... Invited to Rawlings Futures Game ... Earned All-Division, All-Conference and All-State as a junior ... Led team with a .405 batting average, two homers, 11 doubles and one triple during junior season ... Played in 2009 Connecticut Junior All-Star Game ... Named All-State Honorable mention in 2008 and was MVP of the Southern Connecticut Conference Tournament ... Honors student and member of Spanish National Honor Society ... Also excelled in football, as he was named the New Haven Register State Football Player of the Year for the state of Connecticut in 2009.
Born December 2, 1991 ... Son of Claire Sullivan and Cyril Keniry ... Father played football and baseball at Boston College ... Psychology major.