Mark Mittiga is set to graduate from a Walsh and attend another Walsh soon.
Mittiga, a senior at Walsh Jesuit High School, has made an oral commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at Walsh University. He will play for Cavaliers coach Tim Mead on the school’s NCAA Division II baseball team.
“Without hesitation, I can say that Mark Mittiga is one of the most kind, mature and sincere young men I have had the good fortune to coach,” Walsh Jesuit baseball coach Chris Kaczmar said. “He comes from a genuinely good family, and he will always reside in that special place among players, who will be remembered more for whom they are, and the example they set, than for anything relating to baseball.”
Mittiga, a Green resident, is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed pitcher in baseball. He helped Walsh to a co-North Coast League Conference title in 2012. He was also named 2011 Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference second-team and helped lead the Warriors to a Division II state runner-up finish in 2010 and to national rankings in 2010 and 2011.
“He has a tremendous amount of potential on the mound,” Kaczmar said. “He is a pleasure to watch pitch, and he is a fierce competitor. Overall, he is a true friend and a fine talent who will be missed a great deal, and I am very proud that he will be moving on to the next level.”
Mittiga has a 3.0 grade-point average and intends to major in Business or Sports Management at Walsh University. He also played shooting guard for Warriors basketball coach John Norris.