The 6-3, 185-pound righthander is one of the top-rated pitchers in Iowa, and helped lead the Braves to the Class 2A Iowa State Championship in 2007, and to the State runner-up spot in 2008. Witnessing Koch's signing last week are Koch's parents, Scott and Deb Koch, and Braves assistant baseball coach Steve Sonka, left. Scott is the Braves head varsity baseball coach.
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