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Professional Players

Jacob Lanning 2012-13 plays for Danville BravesJacob Lanning 2012-13

Jake Lanning was a very talented two-way player for the Cavaliers in the 2012 and 2013 seasons at KCC.

Jake played third base, shortstop, and started on the mound as a right handed pitcher. He was a switch hitter in the middle of the lineup with a .373 career average at KCC, and also was great on defense. He earned an associate degree in 2013 with a 3.28 GPA, and transferred to Holy Cross College for the 2014 and 2015 baseball seasons.

Jake was drafted in the 24th round by the Atlanta Braves and is playing for the Danville Braves in the Appalachian League.

Travis Brown, Major League Baseball draftTravis Brown 2000-01

Travis Brown was drafted in the 2003 Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles (27th round, 794th pick overall).

Over his first three seasons, Brown has spent a lot of time in High A with the Frederick Keys, winners of two Carolina League championships.

In his first season, he led his team in hitting with a .315 average, and earned MVP honors. In his second season, Brown had a .286 batting average and led the team with 120 hits. He also has played in AA for the Bowie Baysox of Maryland and at AAA for the Norfolk Tides of Norfolk, Va.

The 2009 season saw Brown starting at shortstop for the Schaumburg Flyers of the Independent Northern League. He was voted 2009 Northern League Defensive Player of the Year, with only 10 errors in 412 chances (.976), with just two errors in the final 34 games. Brown had a .229 batting average with eight doubles, two triples, 29 RBI and 22 stolen bases.

KCC professionals - 1969-present

  • Eric Phillis (2013-14)-Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers
  • Casey Fletcher (2012-13)—Joliet Slammers
  • Jake Lanning (2012-13)—Atlanta Braves Organization
  • Ryan Sabalaskey (2011-12)—Watertown Bucks
  • Tyler Ware (2009-10)—Joliet Slammers
  • Kyle Surprenant (2005-06)—Washington Wild Things
  • Jerry Hodges (2003-04)—Long Beach Armada
  • Nate Whitney (2001-02)—San Diego Padres Organization
  • Brian Daley, pitcher (2001-02)—Windy City Thunderbolts
  • Travis Brown (2000-01)—Baltimore Orioles Organization
  • Justin Schroeder, pitcher (1999)—Sokol Krc', Czech Republic
  • Ryan Lardi, pitcher (1998)—Chilicothe Paints
  • Eric Zeedyk, catcher (1998)—Cook County Cheetahs
  • Ryan Haas, pitcher (1997-98)—Schaumburg Flyers
  • Josh Trammell, pitcher (1994-95)—Anderson Lawmen
  • Chris Druckrey, pitcher (1995)—Colorado Rockies Organization
  • Jeff Sobkoviak, pitcher (1991-92)—Colorado Rockies Organization
  • Kevin Walling, pitcher (1989-90)—Atlanta Braves Organization
  • Patrick Rademacher, catcher (1988-89)—Will County Cheetahs
  • Tom Prince, catcher (1983-84)—Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Keitha Pecka, pitcher (1977-78)—Boston Red Sox Organization
  • George Kaage, first base (1975-76)—Los Angeles Dodgers Organization
  • Rick Jendra, shortstop (1975-76)—Cincinnati Reds Organization
  • Bob Hussey, pitcher (1975-76)—Cleveland Indians Organization
  • Bryant Fahrow, shortstop (1973-74)—California Angels Organization
  • Rick Kemp, pitcher (1969-70)—Texas Rangers Organization