Posted: Dec 04, 2018
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara baseball announced the third member of its incoming recruiting class for the 2019-20 season, Cole Kitchen. The two-way player currently attends El Camino Real Charter High in Woodland Hills, Calif.
"I chose Santa Clara because I believe that I will be in good hands with the coaching staff. They will give me the guidance to develop and unlock my greatest potential as a baseball player. In addition, I loved the campus and I feel that the smaller environment can only be a benefit by allowing me to have a more personal learning experience," said Kitchen.
Kitchen who plays for one of the premier college development program with the Garciaparra Baseball Group in the summer and fall, hit .337/.472/.551 in 98 at-bats for El Camino Real Charter High last season. On the mound, the right-hander struck out 13 batters in 12.2 innings and did not issue a walk. In the classroom, Kitchen is a commended student for the National Merit Scholarship program.
"Cole is very interesting because he can do a little bit of everything. He is a two-way player – a pitcher and an outfielder. He is very good at both but right now we are not sure what he is best at. He plays center field and is a left-handed hitter but he's really come on the past summer as a pitcher as his velocity picked up. So I think he has a chance to make an impact for us in both positions," said Broncos head coach Rusty Filter.
Our next future Bronco, Eamonn Lance, will be announced the week of Dec. 10.
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