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Russell to play ball for Olivet College



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July 07, 2010
ALMONT — Olivet College head baseball coach Ted Mahan has announced that Almont High School graduate Pat Russell has chosen to attend Olivet College and continue his baseball career.

This past spring Russell collected 17 singles, seven doubles, one triple and one home run in 76 official plate appearances. That left him with a formidable .342 average, the fourth highest hitting clip among Raider players with a minimum of 30 at bats.

He also drew his team's third highest amount of run (17) and walk (10) outputs, supplied his squad's fourth best steal output (seven) and tied for his team's fourth highest RBI total (13).

The pitcher/infielder completed the 2010 campaign as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team selection.

In addition to that, Russell shared his team's MVP honor with Tyler Wiggins.

He joins an Olivet College team that is coming off a 10-30 overall campaign. That included an 8-28 mark when they squared off versus Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rivals, good enough for a sixth-place showing.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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