A Bash alum, Mitch grew up in Lincoln Park, playing his high school ball at Latin, where he earned four-time all-conference accolades.
In college, Mitch captained his Macalester College Scots team to its first conference title in over sixty years. In his college career he batted .357 with 180 hits (4th in school history), 95 RBIs, and 109 runs scored in 148 games, and stole 31 bases in 37 attempts. He was awarded MIAC all-conference honors four times. During his junior and senior seasons combined, he stuck out just 4 times in 246 at-bats.
In 2012, Mitch was drafted by the Chicago White Sox. Shortly after, he headed to Australia where he played for two seasons. For the past three seasons he has played in the American Association and is currently training for a fourth.
Since college, Mitch has also spent time in the coaching ranks. He spent a season in the Video Coaching department for the Chicago White Sox’ single-A affiliate, the Kannapolis Intimidators. For the past two years, he coached Green Valley High School in Las Vegas, NV while teaching social studies. And, currently he is an assistant coach at Chicago State University.