Pitzer College Alumnus James Kang '10 Drafted by Boston Red Sox

Claremont, Calif. (June 9, 2010)—Pitzer College congratulates James Kang '10, who was drafted in the 45th round by the Boston Red Sox today.

Kang, a four-year starter on the Sagehen baseball team, won three Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships with his team. He was selected as Second Team All-SCIAC as a sophomore. In his junior season he was named a First Team All-SCIAC and Third Team All-West Region selection. This past season, Kang served as the team captain and batted .408 with 48 RBI. He led the conference with 11 homeruns and 116 total bases. He also served as the team's closing pitcher. His 2.03 ERA was the second lowest in the league, securing .212 bats against average. His five saves placed him second place in conference.

In his past year as a Sagehen, Kang received the 2010 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Pitzer’s Outstanding Student Athlete Award and Pitzer-Pomona’s Most Valuable Athlete Award.

James Kang graduated with a degree in economics this spring.

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