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Junior College Pitcher Commits to Mount Marty


Published Date8\13\2013
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the commitment of Dakota Kirkman to attend Mount Marty College this fall and participate in the baseball program.

Kirkman graduated from Exeter Union High School in Exeter, California during the spring of 2010. For the past two years, he attended Porterville College (CA) and is now set to transfer to Mount Marty College this fall. Kirkman is a right-handed pitcher that was used in several different situations during his junior college career. He started, middle relieved and closed for Porterville College. The past seasons he had 13 pitching appearances in 32 innings he carried a 5.97 earned run average which included 2 saves. During his freshman season Kirkman recorded 13 pitching appearances in 22 innings he recorded a 2.86 earned run average.

Kirkman also put together outstanding numbers his senior year In high school where he recorded a 5-4 record striking out 42 batters in 40 innings with a 0.74 earned run average. For his efforts he was named 2nd Team All-Central Sequoia League and 1st Team All-Orange Belt League.

Mount Marty College head baseball coach, Andy Bernatow, is excited to announce the commitment of Kirkman to the Lancer Baseball program. "Dakota was a huge find for the program. I was able to watch Dakota workout at a tryout in Santa Barbara, California earlier this summer while I was working a camp for MVP Baseball. I came away very impressed with his pitching abilities. He showed command of three pitches and worked both sides of the strike zone. Pitching has been a major priority of this recruiting class. Dakota will help make the pitching staff better right away. I am excited to get him to campus, he should be a great fit for the team."

Dakota is the son of Kevin Kirkman and Staci Phillips. Dakota plans to major in criminal justice and will receive an academic incentive scholarship in addition to his athletic baseball scholarship at Mount Marty College.

For more information on Mount Marty College's baseball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or email head coach Andy Bernatow at abernatow@mtmc.edu.