Warriors’ Kasey Kalich in his second year with the Braves

Warriors graduate, Kasey Kalich returns to spring training for the Atlanta Braves organization

VICTORIA,Texas–Former Victoria West Warriors baseball pitcher, Kasey Kalich is now a member of the Atlanta Braves.

His journey started at an early age. Baseball was always enjoyable for him and as he got older, he realized he could do something more with it,so he pursued a career in baseball. During his senior year with the Warriors, Kalich had an era of 1.87 with a .316 batting average.

After high school, Kalich signed with Blinn College and played for a season there where he recorded 48 strikeouts. He returned home to Victoria and joined the Texas Collegiate League for one season, where he was a starting pitcher on the 2018 TCL championship team the Victoria Generals.

“That was probably one of the most fun summers I had playing ball. We had a great team it was a lot of fun. A lot of guys that I still talk to this day. Of course, winning the TCL championship and getting a ring out of it was also fun as well,” said Kalich.

Kalich then attended and played at Texas A&M as a starter for the Aggies, where he had a 1.96 era with 38 strikeouts.

Kalich returns to North Port Florida for spring training in his second season with the Atlanta Braves organization. Kalich’s role right now on the team is a closer.

“My first season, Dansby Swanson got injured which is their shortstop and Austin Riley so they came on their recovery they played with us and I got to talk to them for a while and their great guys. When they enter the locker room it’s not like you have a big leaguer in there. They get in their and its just one of the other players and that was it’s really nice,” continued Kalich.

His favorite pitch is his slider and he says that pitch is whats helped him in his success. Kalich works on having a mindset like MLB Hall of Famer, “The Big Unit”, Randy Johnson.