28 Josh Kiel
28 Josh Kiel
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Lakewood, Colo.
Previous College: Phoenix College
Position: C
Previous School: Bear Creek HS
B/T: R/R




About Kiel


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.




High School


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.







Personal


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.