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Putnam County senior Jack Egan (seated, right) signs to play baseball with Ellsworth Community College. He was joined at the signing by PC coach Dave Garcia (seated, left) and (standing left to right) his father, John Dalzot, his mother, Lauren Egan, and his sister, Jena Dalzot. NewsTribune photo/Kevin Chlum
Putnam County senior Jack Egan hopes to eventually end up playing baseball at an NCAA Division I school.
That’s part of the reason he picked Ellsworth Community College.
The NJCAA school located in Iowa Falls, Iowa sent three players this year to NCAA Division I schools.
“I’ve checked into how earlier players have done and they seem to send a lot of players on to (four-year) college, so that’s good,” Egan said. “I’d like to go to a DI school after that.”
Egan signed a Letter of Intent to play for Ellsworth on Friday afternoon. He chose Ellsworth over Lake Land College and St. Charles Community College.
“They have a good program and I like the coach, so it seemed like the right place for me,” said Egan, who is considering going into law enforcement.
Egan will be a pitcher for the Panthers.
“I think he’s designed more to be a starting pitcher at the college level. I know that’s what they’re looking at him for,” Putnam County coach Dave Garcia said. “He’s going to be a strong left-handed kid. I know they’re anticipating him getting a lot of innings as a freshman. He’s going to bring a good work ethic and a mature mentality to the game, so I think he’ll be very successful.”
Egan is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season.
Kevin Chlum can be reached at 220-6939, or at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @NT_SportsEditor.
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