Larks baseball player nationally recognized

2017 Hesston College baseball team poster photo

Left to right – Jake Salinas, Jonathan Law, Andrew Aldana, Jacob Harris, Pietro Oliva and Nelson Martinez

Hesston College sophomore Jonathan Law, an outfielder/RHP from El Paso, Texas, was recently named one of the top 150 MLB Junior College prospects in the U.S. by Perfect Game USA. Published Jan. 27, 2017 Brian Sakowski (Top 150 Junior College Prospects)

Law, (ranked #146) is new to the Larks baseball program and is expected to play a large role this spring, wearing the #21 jersey. “Jonathon is such a versatile player. He’s an instant impact on the mound as well as in the field.” Head Coach Kyle Howell said. “He’s a quiet kid, but a good fit and someone we are excited about joining our program.”

An early peek at a starting rotation suggests Law to see time on the mound and in the outfield, even some at third base this season for the Larks. “I have known Jonathan since he was 13 or 14 years old, so for me its incredibly rewarding seeing him get this recognition,” Howell added.

Law, one of many new faces joining the Hesston College baseball program this spring, has a tall ceiling and could be a real force on the field. “He clearly has a bright future ahead of him,” coach Howell remarked.

After two exhibitions in January (Friends University and Kansas Wesleyan) the Larks are eager to get the regular season going. Baseball will open the 2017 spring season this weekend with a trip to Dallas, Texas. The Larks, looking to improve on last year’s 21-36 record, will take on Richland College in their first series. Hesston College and the Thunderducks will match up in a four game set February 3 and 4. First pitch will be at noon from Richland College. Hesston College baseball will open their home schedule at Oswald Field on Friday, February 10, vs. Bethany College.