Leonard takes college baseball leap

Iola native Cal Leonard just finished his junior season as a part of the Washburn University baseball team. He won a state championship with Iola in 2018 and has served as a positive light for current Mustangs.



August 9, 2023 - 3:52 PM

Iola native Cal Leonard delivers a pitch for Topeka’s Washburn University baseball team this spring. COURTESY PHOTO

Iola native Cal Leonard has lived and breathed baseball since he was a little kid. 

An Iola High School baseball state champion from the 2018 season, Leonard has taken on an even bigger role as a relief pitcher on the Washburn University baseball team.

Leonard made an impact for the Ichabods this spring, putting Iola on the map as a sound baseball area. The right-handed pitcher finished the season making 12 appearances, striking out 15 and allowing a 5.84 ERA. 

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