KCC baseball struggles in latest week of conference play

A batting helmet with the KCC Bruin head logo on it sits on a fence during a game.

The Kellogg Community College baseball team struggled through a tough week of conference play this past week, winning just two of six games against Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference opponents.

The Bruins came off a doubleheader sweep of Grand Rapids Community College the previous Friday to take on Kalamazoo Valley Community College at home on Tuesday, April 20, falling to the Cougars 7-4 and 11-5, respectively in the Battle Creek doubleheader.

KCC returned to form in game one of an away doubleheader against Muskegon Community College in Muskegon on Friday, April 23, winning 15-2 in a contest Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy called “a complete game in all phases.” But the Bruins couldn’t hold on for game two, falling to the Jayhawks 6-4.

KCC returned home for a doubleheader rematch against Muskegon on Sunday and again split the day, winning game one 10-4 but falling 9-7 in game two.

“We are struggling defensively with a shorthanded roster,” Laskovy noted after Sunday’s games, but “are very proud our guys keep battling and have no quit.”

Up Next

The last week’s results leave the Bruins with a 10-6 conference record and a 20-8 record overall.

The team plays next beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, against conference opponent Grand Rapids Community College at home 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.