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Ketch Marsh – INF/OF / Coach with 3 seasons international experience willing to pay flight

Ketch Marsh is a 5 foot 11, INF/OF originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Ketch split his college career between Southwestern University in Texas, and finished at Whittier College playing in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). In the summer of 2016 Ketch began his international career with the Vienna Emperors (Austria) in the CBLE where he has played mainly outfield for the Emperors and had an outstanding season at the plate hitting .342 with an obp of .435. 

In the summer of 2017 Ketch took his career once again overseas as a player-coach for the Rattvik Butchers of the Swedish first division, leading them to the championship series (see stats here). Ketch is now playing in Queensland, Australia for the 2017-2018 winter.

Ketch is now seeking a club to play and possibly coach for the 2017-2018 winter. Any club interested is encouraged to reach out with any questions.


DEMOGRAPHICS

D.O.B.: December 30th, 1993

Height: 5’11” / 1.80 m

Weight: 195 lbs / 88.45 kg

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

Current Residency: Chatham, Massachusetts

Throws/Bats: R/R

Positions: INF/OF


PERSONAL INFO

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, concentration in Management/Organizational Leadership with a minor in Spanish.

Hobbies/ Interests: Meeting people, working with kids/athletes, dogs, speaking Spanish, learning new cultures, laying table tennis.

Favorite Quote: “You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball.” – Cal Ripken Jr.

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world playing and coaching baseball

Post-Baseball Plans: To attend graduate school to earn a master’s degree in Business Administration and eventually work within the game of baseball; front office, coaching, sports agency, scouting, or athletic development/conditioning. Also has a desire to work in logistics or in a multi-national firm.

Injuries: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

College Experience

2012-2014: Southwestern University, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

2014-2016: Whittier College, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Summer Baseball

2014: East LA Dodgers, Western Baseball Association

2015: East LA Dodgers, Stan Musial League

Overseas Baseball

2016: Vienna Emperors, College Baseball League Europe

2017: Rattvik Butchers, Swedish first division

2017-2018: Toowoomba Rangers, Queensland State League

Achievements/Articles

2017: Coached Butchers to the Swedish Championship

Ketch Marsh and IMG Baseball Academy 

Coaching Experience

2013: Summer baseball camp coach at IMG Baseball Academy, coached players from ages 10-18, mostly worked with players from 14-17.

2017: Player-Coach, Rattvik Butchers


STATISTICS

Vienna Emperors AB HITS 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI BB SB AVG. OBP. SLG.
Summer 2016 38 13 4 1 0 6 8 6 2 .342 .435 .500

 

Whittier College AB HITS 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI BB SB AVG. OBP. SLG.
2016 15 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .200 .250 .267

Southwestern University (Texas) AB HITS 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI BB SB AVG. OBP. SLG.
2015 27 6 2 0 0 5 4 5 0 .222 .364 .296


REFERENCES

Mike Rizzo – Email: mrizzo@whittier.edu

“Ketchum Marsh is a great kid with outstanding character and work ethic! Ketch transferred to our program and arrived when we were very deep at the outfield position and therefore had limited playing time. Despite not playing regularly, Ketch was one of the hardest working student-athletes that I have had the pleasure of coaching in a 30-year career. He always gave 100% in whatever drill we were working on. His teammates looked up to him and respected him, as did the entire coaching staff. He has worked extremely hard on his defense and has an above average throwing arm. He is a very good fastball hitter with plus bat speed and power potential. Ketch has a genuine love for the game and will be a positive influence on any program that obtains his services. Please feel free to contact me should you require additional information on Ketch!

Thanks!

Mike”

Evan Opperman – Teammate and fellow IBC import with Rattvik. Email: evanopperman@me.com

“I saw the IBC coaching rankings this week and I just wanted to put a quick word in for my guy Ketchum. While it’s difficult for you to get a true scope of Ketch’s efforts except from direct personal reports like this one, and I understand it’s difficult to quantify coaches with anything besides a win/loss record (for the IBC ranking), I think his impact in Rattvik went much deeper than just the team’s final performance. 
First, he went into local schools to teach baseball to non-English speaking kids to try to generate interest in the sport in our area. He didn’t get paid any extra to do this and simply wanted to help get kids engaged with our club and with baseball over the summer. 
Second, he found ways to get people in town interested in our club team. From recruiting 4 to 5 new players during the course of the season from Rattvik and from the US, to partnering with some local busineses (yoga studios, car mechanics, etc.) to generate support for our team in exchange for referrals and advertisements, our town was extremely engaged with our club than.
 Lastly, he’s going above and beyond after the season is finished to help some Swedish players with US Collegiate aspirations to attend recruiting camps in the US. Even though we didn’t win the Elite Series championship, we still finished with I think his impact on the area was deep.”

Jan Maarten Kops – Owner, CEO Collegiate Baseball League Europe. Email: info@cble.org

Edgar Caceres – Email: eguita00@hotmail.com


SIGNING PREFERENCES

If a club offered him a placed to stay and a job, Ketch would be willing to pay his flights.


CONTACT INFO

Email: ketchmrsh11@yahoo.com

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (508) 237-4077

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ketchum.marsh?fref=ts


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The International Baseball Community has verified the background and statistics of this athlete as well as contacted the listed references to confirm character and abilities. Therefore all information within the profile has been verified by a source who knows the athlete. The International Baseball Community does not guarantee a certain level of performance of this athlete and in most cases has not witnessed the athlete compete first hand. It is recommended that baseball clubs interested in acquiring the services of this athlete do their own due diligence in determining if this athlete is the right fit.

 

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