KCC baseball signs five for next season

KCC's 2016-17 baseball team.

Five high school seniors earlier this year signed National Letters of Intent to play baseball at Kellogg Community College and will begin playing for the Bruins next season.

Future KCC Bruins baseball players include:

  • Logan Briggs, of Traverse City, a senior at Traverse City Central High School. Briggs led his high school team in RBIs and earned Second Team All-Big North Conference honors, All-District and Record-Eagle All-Region Dream Team honors his sophomore year.
  • Riley Creamer, of Lansing, a senior at Lansing Catholic High School. Creamer is a four-year varsity starter who’s earned All-Area, All-District, All-Conference and First Team All-State Honors, in addition to being named to the Lansing State Journal’s “Dream Team.” Creamer hit .474 and hit two home runs his junior year and was named his team’s Most Valuable Player.
  • Nathan Lohmeier, of Hartland, a senior at Hartland High School. Lohmeier is a member of the school’s 2015 state championship team and earned Prep Baseball Report Preseason All-State honors as a junior. He also earned KLAA Scholar-Athlete and State Bank Athlete of the Week honors as a sophomore and junior, All-County and All-Conference honors as a sophomore and boasts a 3.52 GPA.
  • Cameron Pope, of New Lothrop, a senior at New Lothrop High School. Pope earned Second Team All-State, First Team All-Region, First Team All-District, First Team All-Conference and Academic All-Conference his sophomore and junior years.
  • Zach Schultz, of Baroda, a senior at Lakeshore High School. Schultz is a member of the school’s two-time district championship baseball team. He earned First Team All-Region, First Team All-District and First Team All-Conference honors his junior year and Second Team All-Conference honors his sophomore year.

KCC’s Bruins made their mark last season as conference and regional champions after winning the Michigan Community College Athletic Association conference championship and the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II North Baseball Tournament in May 2015. The team finished the season with a 23-3 conference record and a 39-16 record overall after going 2-2 in NJCAA Division II World Series play in Enid, Okla., in what was the team’s sixth national championship appearance since 1999.

The team’s first home games of the 2016-17 season will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, as part of a doubleheader against Lake Michigan College at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. Admission is free.

For more information about KCC baseball, visit www.kellogg.edu/baseball or contact Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy at 269-965-3931 ext. 2536 or laskovye@kellogg.edu.

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