Here's the first of the three-part preview of the Diamond Dawgs' 2013 campaign.
Born in Federal Way, Wash. ... son of Karen and Tom Latta ... has an older brother, Nick, who is a senior baseball player at Seattle University ... mother played basketball at Washington State and the University of Puget Sound ... planning to major in finance.
WASHINGTON: 2013: Is expected to redshirt the 2013 season.
AUBURN RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
Played two years on the varsity under coach Jon Aarstad, captaining the team as a senior ... helped lead Ravens to the state tournament both years ... second-team All-SPSL 4A North catcher as a senior ... threw out 13 of 17 would-be base-stealers as a senior ... also a quarterback and captain on the football team ... led the SPSL 4A North in passing yards and earned honorable mention all-league as a senior ... began high school career at Fife High ... a member of the National Honor Society who graduated with a 3.76 grade point average.