For Southeast senior pitcher Zach Dainty, it was all about the coaching.

 


That was the primary reason why Dainty elected to sign a national letter of intent to play baseball at Coffeyville Community College next season.


 


For Southeast senior pitcher Zach Dainty, it was all about the coaching.
 

That was the primary reason why Dainty elected to sign a national letter of intent to play baseball at Coffeyville Community College next season.
 

“I went to Coffeyville and met all the coaches and they all seemed pretty enthused,” Dainty said.
 

Dainty, who was the Lancers’ No. 1 pitcher last year, eclipsed the 100 strikeout mark last season after tallying a 7-5 record with a 4.00 earned run average, said that the decision was more special knowing that he will follow in his brother Jake Dainty’s footsteps.
 

“It is pretty special and it is nice to be able to do something that he has done,” Zach Dainty said.
 

Jake signed to play baseball at Pittsburg State University out of high school.
 

For Southeast head baseball coach Vic Colvin, the signing was a landmark event for him as well.
 

“That was my first college signee on the high school level,” Colvin said.
 

And Colvin said that Zach Dainty will be an asset for the Red Ravens.
 

“He will be a hard-worker above all,” Colvin said. “One of the upper-tier of players that will work hard and is very dedicated.”
 

As for his role at Coffeyville, Zach Dainty said that the coaches told him that he would be used as a pitcher or utility player on the field.
 

“I just want to throw strikes and not walk batters,” Zach Dainty said. “That is what the coaches want me to do.”
 

But now, Zach Dainty can concentrate more on the 2009 high school season as he leads the Lancers who hope to make strides after last season’s 9-19 finish.
 

“I just want to lead the team to the top of the CNC,” Zach Dainty said.
 

Colvin said that, now the future is decided, Zach Dainty’s concentration level for the Lancers will be a big impact.
 

“I think he’ll do very well this year,” Colvin said. “I know that he is eyeballing that 100 strikeout mark but, he is a team guy over an individual and that is a big impact.”

 

Matthew Clark can be reached at matthew.clark@morningsun.net or at 620-231-2600, Ext. 140. Follow Morning Sun sports at twitter.com/mssports.