Rotkvich, Davito join Lewis baseball program
September 6, 2012 2:12PM
Updated: October 10, 2012 6:09AM
Lewis University head baseball coach Tim McDonough recently announced his final additions to his 2012 recruiting class, which included Nick Davito, a Crest Hill native and Lockport Township High School product, and Joel Rotkvich, a Crestwood native and St. Laurence product.
“The one overriding theme from this year’s recruiting class is character,” McDonough said. “We have made it a point to bring in quality athletes and baseball players who have the highest levels of character and work ethic; and this class exemplifies that point.
Davito, a pitcher was named to the Herald News All-Area Team as a senior. His 1.72 ERA and 7-2 record also garnered him All-Conference and Illinois Coaches Association All-Star accolades. He helped Lockport Township to three conference championships. Davito brings club experience with Southside Express and the Upper Deck Cougars.
“Nick is a pitcher blessed with size and strength that puts his potential as almost limitless over his career at Lewis,” Lewis pitching coach Scott Sobkowiak said. “He is an intense competitor with maturity beyond his years, and has a solid understanding of what it means to actually “pitch,” which is remarkable for an athlete of his age.
“I expect big things for this young man, they may just occur a bit sooner than any of us expect.”
Rotkvich, an infielder and pitcher, earned four varsity letters at St. Laurence. He hit .290 with 18 RBI, five doubles and three triples as a senior. He was named to the honor roll and was a member of the Student Council.
“Joel is a kid that has a chance to be a true utility player which we desperately needed,” McDonough said. “He played second, shortstop and third on one of the most successful high school programs in the state.
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