Former Baldwin graduate recalls glory days in baseball
BALDWIN - Josh Kutchinski graduated from Baldwin in 1995, and since then has gone on to a successful college coaching career, which now has him at Jackson College as the head skipper.
But he enjoyed some unique success as an athlete in Baldwin. He was involved in baseball, basketball and golf and was in football his first two years. He was an All-Stater in baseball at pitcher and third base.
"We had a really good baseball team in 1995," Kutchinski said. "We won the district. We had Tim Webster as coach, a great coach. We loved him. It was a really good time for baseball."
Kutchinski recalls making his own bat in Webster's wood shop class.
"I went 3-for-4 with my own bat I made in his class," Kutchinski smiled. "It ended up breaking. I made it in class and wanted to use it."
Kutchinski was also a key player as a shooting guard during his high school days in Baldwin basketball.
"I got brought up my sophomore year," he said. "I won three districts as a player and two as a coach. I coached in 2001 and 2002 under Jeff Duncan. I loved basketball, so I went on that route (as a coach). I did come back and coached baseball at Baldwin one year."
He also annually returns for the mid-July Baldwin alumni basketball game.