KCC baseball wins 3 of last 4 games, ranks first in conference

Sophomore pitcher Dirk Ormsby throws against Mott in Battle Creek on Thursday.

Sophomore pitcher Dirk Ormsby throws against Mott in Battle Creek on Thursday. Photo by photographer Nick Garrison.

The Kellogg Community College baseball team is ranked first in their conference after winning three of their last four games last week.

The Bruins defeated Jackson Community College in a double header in Jackson on Saturday, winning the first game 8-6 and the second 22-8.

Sophomore right-hander Travis Moore pitched two innings and struck out one in game one, with sophomore right-hander Jacob Wakeland pitching just under an inning with a strikeout for the win.

Sophomore outfielder Derek Yoder led at the plate with three hits in four at-bats and three stolen bases. Sophomore first baseman/outfielder Kody Carson hit a double with two RBIs.

In game two, freshman left-hander Steve Remesnik and freshman right-hander Kyle Smith each pitched three innings with two strikeouts apiece, with Smith pitching for the win.

Carson hit two for four at the plate with four RBIs, while sophomore infielder Trent Pell hit three for four with three RBIs.

The two wins — along with an 11-1 win and 1-2 loss to Mott Community College last Tuesday — bring the Bruins’ conference record to 8-2 for the season so far. They play next beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday against Lake Michigan College at home at Bailey Park in Battle Creek.

Click here to view the baseball team’s spring schedule in a post on this blog, and click here to view a photo gallery of images from game one of the Bruins’ double header against Mott on KCC’s Facebook page.

For more information about the baseball program at Kellogg Community College, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/baseball/index.html.