|Previous College:||Phoenix College|
|Previous School:||Bear Creek HS|
Reserve catcher expected to be healthy at season's start
after undergoing right shoulder surgery in the summer ... is battling for the
No. 2 catching position behind Brian Aguialar ... considered a good receiver ...
continues to work on improving arm strength.
2004 Highlights (Sophomore)
Joined the team in January, but was limited to mostly bullpen
duty due to a right shoulder injury ... was hitless in four at-bats.
At Phoenix College
Played one season at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Ariz. ...
helped lead PC to a 25-27 record ... batted .278 with one home run and 22 RBI.
Prepped at Bear Creek HS in Lakewood, Colo. ... named
first-team all-conference as a senior after batting .410 with three home runs
and 36 RBI ... also named Team MVP as a senior ... guided Bear Creek to the
state quarterfinals in 2001 ... lettered three years in football, helping Bear
Creek to the state 2000 state title game.
Full name is Joshua William Kiel ... son of Jerry and Carol
Kiel ... father played football at Missouri-Rolla ... Public
Relations/Advertising major ... born August 11, 1983.