KCC softball ends final season at District I Tournament in Lansing

The KCC softball team meets on the field during a home game.

The Kellogg Community College softball team ended the program’s final season last week in postseason play as part of the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region 12 District I Tournament at Ranney Park in Lansing.

The Bruins fell 3-2 to Jackson College on Wednesday, May 9, and 6-5 in extra innings against Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Thursday, May 10.

The end of the season also marks the end of the softball program at KCC. Last summer the College announced plans to discontinue the softball program as part of a new strategic direction that includes the addition of men’s and women’s cross-country teams in 2018-19, a women’s soccer team in 2019-20 and men’s and women’s bowling teams in 2020-21.

Head KCC Softball Coach Mike Miller said that the members of the softball team played well and have nothing to hang their heads about.

“This has been an incredible journey, for myself and the ladies,” Miller said. “I’m extremely proud of the way we’ve played this season.”

Miller added thanks to Assistant Coach Bruce Barea, “Coach B,” for his time, insight and assistance with the program since last fall.

The Bruins finished the season with a winning conference record of 17-11 and an overall record of 18-20.

For more information about KCC’s softball team, including a full schedule, roster and links to official team and player photos available for download by fans and the press, visit www.kellogg.edu/softball.