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Washington baseball players to play at college level next year

By Bill Gatchel | Jun 21, 2017
Photo by: Contributed photo Washington baseball players Zach Londberg and Dakota Kron recently signed letters of intent to play baseball at Marshalltown Community College. Pictured from left are Joyce Lambert, Zach Londberg, Demon head coach Nathan Miller, Dakota Kron, Angie Kron. Zach is the son of Joseph Londberg and Joyce and Pete Lambert. Dakota is the son of Derek and Angie Kron.

Two Washington Demons baseball players have decided to continue playing the sport at the next level.

Dakota Kron and Zach Londberg recently signed letters of intent to play for Marshalltown Community College next year and they say they chose the school for several reasons.

“I chose there because it is a community college and going there will save me a lot of money in the long run,” Kron says.

“It also provides me a good opportunity to play baseball.”

“I picked it for the same reasons,” Londberg says, “but also because of family. I know my grandma doesn’t want me to go far from her.”

Kron really didn’t look into attending any other school, he says.

“I had a college visit and I really like it there. I just chose to go there.”

“I did look at other colleges like Upper Iowa,” Londberg says, “but Marshalltown was the best option for me.

“Hopefully I can go somewhere after I’m done there, I just don’t know where.”

The two have been playing together on the same team for the last four years and they are excited to continue being part of the same team.

“We are going to use this chance to push each other as we have been,” Kron says.

“Since it’s college we’re going to push each other really hard to make it better for the both of us. We’ve always talked about being roommates and going to the came college since we were young.”

Their coach, Nathan Miller, was pleased the pair are continuing to play baseball.

“He was excited for us,” Kron says. “He told us that we could do it. He just tried to motivate us and he thinks it’s really cool to be playing on the same team.”

The two are looking forward to representing Washington at the college level.

“It will be good to put Washington on the map,” Kron says, “because you go a lot of places and they don’t even know where Washington is or even know about it.

“We just want to go and prove that Washington has a strong program and that we’re a good school.”

Kron is planning to focus his studies on welding while Londberg plans to focus on athletic training while attending Marshalltown.

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