KCC baseball team earns 3-2 victory over Jackson heading into conference play

KCC baseball players greet each other off the field between innings.

The Kellogg Community College baseball team returned to winning form Sunday with a 3-2 home victory over Jackson College in Battle Creek.

It was the team’s first game back after a tough 3-2 loss to Albion College’s JV team early last week that ended a solid eight-game winning streak for the Bruins.

Leading KCC from the mound Sunday was freshman Al Thorington (Pinckney/Pinckney High School), who earned the win over three innings pitched with two hits and an earned run, striking out five. Freshman Ashton Potts (Sterling Heights/Stevenson High School) also pitched three innings, allowing one hit and striking out three. Sophomore Connor Brawley (Dowagiac/Lakeshore High School) pitched a single inning for the save.

At the plate for the Bruins, sophomore infielder Connor Hnilo (Caledonia/Caledonia High School) went 2-3.

“Strong pitching and solid defense as we pick up a quality win over a good Jackson club,” Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy said. “We are looking for more consistency offensively as we approach the start of conference this weekend. Go Bruins!”

Here’s a roundup of recent KCC baseball scores leading up to the weekend’s win:

  • A 7-5 win over Macomb Community College March 12
  • An 18-9 win over Mott Community College March 14
  • A split with Adrian College’s JV team on March 16, with KCC winning game one 2-1 but falling 3-2 in game two

As of this writing the Bruins are ranked second in the team’s Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference with an overall record of 9-2.

The Bruins play next on Friday, March 26, when the team begins conference play at home against Lake Michigan College at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. All home games are free and open to the public.

For more information about KCC’s baseball 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/baseball.

Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy can be reached at laskovye@kellogg.edu or 269-965-3931 ext. 2536.