LINDSBORG — Bethany College’s latest baseball addition comes all the way from Jordan, Utah.
JC Bird recently announced his intentions of joining the Swedes next season.
The strapping 6-4 Bird can pitch, play first base or DH. He comes to Bethany after a stopover at Dawson Community College. This past season, he earned Academic All-Conference and first-team All-Conference honors. Prior to his time at Dawson, Bird attended Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Bird is a graduate of Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, Utah, where he was named first-team All-Region for baseball.
"JC is going to be looked upon as an impact guy right away for us," Bethany coach Andrew Bartman said. "Obviously, coming in from junior college, we feel like he has been prepared for the KCAC and we are excited to welcome him to our family. JC's best innings are ahead of him and I cannot wait to see it.”
He is the son of Jack and Karen Bird. He has a 3.6 college grade point average, and plans to major in physical health and wellness.