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Nitro Alums Kavadas and Poland Named College Pre-season All-Americans

01/10/2021, 8:00pm EST
By Indiana Nitro

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Indiana Nitro alums Niko Kavadas and Jared Poland have been named to the 2nd Team of the Perfect Game / Rawlings Pre-Season All-American Teams.


Kavadas, a senior 1B at Notre Dame is from Granger, IN and a 2017 Penn High School graduate.  Kavadas led Notre Dame last season with 7 HR’s and 17 RBI’s.

Kavadas was a Baseball America Pre-Season Third Team All-American in 2020, a D1 Baseball ACC Top Prospect 2020 Draft, and 2020 Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (March 2) and 2018 ACC Player of the Week (May 7).

Poland, a junior RHP / INF at Louisville is from Fishers, IN and a 2018 Cathedral High School graduate.  He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox out of HS in 2018, and is a two way player at Louisville.

Poland appeared in 13 games for Louisville last season, prior to the season being halted due to COVID-19; starting nine at 2B.  He hit .281 with 4 doubles, a HR and 7 RBI’s.  He also made five appearances on the mound.


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