KCC baseball signs first baseman, pitcher Joseph Nate of Stevensville

New KCC baseball signee Joseph Nate poses in a KCC signing photo with KCC baseball coaches and some family members

Joseph Nate, of Stevensville, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Kellogg Community College and will begin playing for the Bruins next season.

Nate, a first-baseman/left-handed pitcher and senior at Lakeshore High School, was named a first-team all-conference and first-team all-district player his junior year. Also a football player, Nate was named to the all-conference first team as a senior for that sport this past fall.

Eric Laskovy, head baseball coach at KCC, said he expects Nate to come in strong for the Bruins next season.

“Joey has a strong left-handed bat and will also help us on the mound,” Laskovy said.

KCC’s Bruins finished second in the National Junior College Athletic Association regional tournament last spring after finishing third in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association with a 17-9 conference record. The team also finished the 2013-14 season with a 3.28 team GPA — tied for the 10th highest out of more than 400 NJCAA baseball teams in the nation.

Nate is pictured on the left in the front row in the above signing photo; pictured in the back row, left to right, are KCC’s Associate Head Baseball Coach Jim Miller and Head Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy. This photo — along with photos of other KCC baseball signees — may be downloaded for use by fans and the media from KCC’s 2015 KCC baseball signees Flickr album.

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

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