Cousin Kevin Kaminski & Harper College Baseball

by Teddy Ballgame

Finally got out to see my cousin Kevin Kaminski play baseball for Harper College. It was a cold day with the north wind whipping as we pulled up to Oakton College field in Des Plaines, IL. As I approached the stands the first batter #18 for Harper hit a shot into the hole for a base hit and later that inning Kevin scored the first run of the game on a sac fly. Going into the bottom of the 1st Harper had a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the frame Oakton’s first hitter ripped a screaming meanie ticketed for centerfield, but secondsacker Kaminski dove full out, punched the batter’s ticket, & threw him out at 1st. Sadly Harper went on to lose the game 3-2 with the go ahead run scoring on a squeeze play. Kevin got on two other times in the game, once when he took one for the team (HBP) and once on an error on a hard hit ball to third. He moved a runner along on a hit & run groundout in another plate appearance. He also showed a good arm turning a nifty 6-4-3 DP. Kevin Kaminski is doing quite well at Harper, but hasn’t decided where his baseball life will take him next. It should be noted Kevin launched one over the wall at the Metrodome earlier this season. Who knows someday we might be watching him play at Wrigley Field.

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