KCC baseball signs pitcher Joby Kawaski of Decatur

New KCC baseball signee Joby Kawaski poses in a KCC signing photo with KCC baseball coaches and some family members

Left-handed pitcher Joby Kawaski, of Decatur, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Kellogg Community College and will begin playing for the Bruins next season.

Kawaski, a senior at Decatur High School, was named a second-team all-state, division three pitcher his junior year and first-team all-conference pitcher his sophomore and junior years, pitching 112 strikeouts over 66 innings as a junior. Also a basketball player, Kawaski was named to the second-team all-conference for basketball his junior year, as well.

Eric Laskovy, head baseball coach at KCC, said Kawaski comes to the Bruins from a powerhouse high school program.

“Joby is a first-rate competitor and is a strong addition to our baseball program here at KCC,” 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.

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.

Kawaski is pictured at 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.

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