Haimovitz to Signs National Letter of Intent to Play with CSU Bakersfield.

 
Dunn baseball standout Gavin Haimovitz sat out much of his Junior year with an injury, but that didn't stop college coaches from noticing his promise even – before he begins his final year of high school play this spring. 
 
Haimovitz received a scholarship to play at California State University at Bakersfield, a Western Athletic Conference Division 1 team that posted a winning season in-conference and overall last year. He made it official today at a signing ceremony in the Dunn School Library—at a standing-room-only ceremony crowded by classmates, teachers, family, friends, and coaches.
 
"Gavin is one of the best all-around players and definitely one of the most consistent and talented hitters I have had the privilege of coaching in over 25 years," says Dunn's head coach David Lawrence. "He is a leader both on and off the field, and he strives to be the best teammate at all times." 
 
In the last two years at Dunn, the Oxnard, Calif. native posted a .612 batting average with 75 hits and 50 RBIs in 35 games played, earning him First Team honors in the 2016 All-CIF Southern Section Division 6. He primarily plays outfield but has also played pitcher, catcher and infield positions.
 
Dunn School went 17-4 in the 2017 season, earning a berth to the CIF Southern Section Division 6 postseason. The team lost in the first round to Santa Maria, to which Haimovitz contributed a 1-run homer.
 
"Against Carpinteria as a sophomore, I saw Gavin hit the ball as hard as I have ever seen in high school," added Assistant Coach Josh Roberts. "He hit an absolute smash of a line drive to the opposite field for a home run.
 
"Defensively he covers a lot of ground in the outfield, and his arm strength elevates him to elite status nationwide," Coach Lawrence said. "I am very proud of his accomplishments so far, and I look forward to seeing him play Division 1 college baseball." 

Established in 1957, Dunn School is a co-educational school for residential and local students grades 6-12, located in Los Olivos, California. With a focus on whole-student development, the School is characterized by small classes, personal attention from faculty, a robust leadership program, and a longstanding outdoor education curriculum. 

 

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