KCC baseball signs Cameron Pope of New Lothrop

Pictured, in the front row from left to right, are Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy, Cameron Pope and Associate Head KCC Baseball Coach Jim Miller. In the back row, from left to right, are Adam Johnson, Keith Villano, Troy Pope, Cheryl Pope, Gail Pope and Jim Pope.

Cameron Pope, of New Lothrop, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Kellogg Community College and will begin playing for the Bruins next season.

Pope, a senior at New Lothrop High School, earned Second Team All-State, First Team All-Region, First Team All-District, First Team All-Conference and Academic All-Conference his sophomore and junior years.

“Cam comes from a program that contends for state championships,” said Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy. “He has very good mound presence and pitchability that will allow him to positively impact our program immediately.”

KCC’s Bruins made their mark last season as conference and regional champions after winning the Michigan Community College Athletic Association conference championship and the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II North Baseball Tournament in May 2015. The team finished the season with a 23-3 conference record and a 39-16 record overall after going 2-2 in NJCAA Division II World Series play in Enid, Okla., in what was the team’s sixth national championship appearance since 1999.

The team’s first home games of the 2016-17 season will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, as part of a doubleheader against Lake Michigan College at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. Admission is free.

For more information about KCC baseball, visit www.kellogg.edu/baseball or contact Coach Laskovy at 269-965-3931 ext. 2536 or laskovye@kellogg.edu.

Pictured in the above signing photo, in the front row from left to right, are Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy, Cameron Pope and Associate Head KCC Baseball Coach Jim Miller. In the back row, from left to right, are Adam Johnson, Keith Villano, Troy Pope, Cheryl Pope, Gail Pope and Jim Pope.

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