Kent Roosevelt senior Zachary Janus has committed to continue his academic and baseball careers at Marietta College.
Janus, 18, is 6-foot-1 and 192 pounds.
“I chose to attend Marietta because of the petroleum engineering major,” Janus said. “I became interested in that major, toured the campus and liked it. The baseball coach happened to see me at a showcase this past summer and was recruiting me to be a pitcher for the Marietta Pioneer baseball team. It was a win-win situation. I am excited to be attending such a great school.”
Janus is in his third year starting for Roosevelt and serves as a captain. He pitches and also plays third base and shortstop. He has a .421 batting average this season and a 2.93 ERA. His ERA last year was 2.30.
Janus also played wide receiver in football. He was a two-year varsity letter winner in football and was a co-captain for the Rough Riders.
He received an honorable mention for the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division as a junior baseball player and was a second-team All-PTC Metro selection as a senior football player. He earned the Team Leadership Award from the football team.
Off the field, Janus is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, and a participant in the Engineering Academy. He has been awarded the Presidential Academic Award, been named a PTC scholar-athlete multiple times and volunteered for several area organizations.