by Karlskoga Bats
Canadian catcher, Kirk Haviland, will not play for the Swedish team Karlskoga Bats this summer. He chooses for personal reasons to spend the summer in Canada after playing in Australia during the winter months.
Kirk will be replaced by the american Jacob Spaeth. Jacob begun his college career at Madison College where he was selected to both the All-conference, All-Region and All-District. He is still in the the schools record-book for hits (24th), runs (3rd place) and stolen bases (1st place). After his two years at Madison, he went on to play Division 1-ball at University of Dayton. Again, he was selected for the All-conference team after hitting an impressive .379 with a .480 on base percentage. At Dayton Jacob won the Atlantic 10 conference championship together with one of the other newcomers in Karlskoga, Aaron Dunsmore.
Today, Jacob works as a assistant coach at Madison College and arrives at Karlskoga before the series start April 27.
Jacob will, with his ability to get on base and also steal bases add another dimension to Karlskoga Bats offense.