The Bruins of the Kellogg Community College baseball team kept themselves in conference-championship contention Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep of conference opponent Mid-Michigan College on the road.
The latest results place KCC first in the team’s Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference with a 17-7 conference record and a 27-9 record overall, but conference opponents Grand Rapids Community College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College aren’t far behind.
Stats from each Wednesday game follow.
Game 1: KCC 5, MMC 3
Freshman pitcher Zach Marshall (Rockford/Rockford High School) pitched seven innings for the win in game one, striking out nine. At the plate for the Bruins, freshman utility player Ryan Reincke (Battle Creek/St. Philip Catholic Central High School) and freshman outfielder Drew Mitchell (Battle Creek/Harper Creek High School) both went 2-2.
Game 2: KCC 4, MMC 3
Freshman Ben Hubert (Komoka, Ontario/Medway High School) pitched 3.2 innings for the win in game two, with sophomore Connor Brawley (Dowagiac/Lakeshore High School) coming in for the save and striking out two in 0.2 innings pitched.
At the plate for the Bruins in game two, freshman outfielder Tate Peterson (Grandville/Grandville High School) went 2-3 including a double, and freshman outfielder Kyle Van Liere (Mattawan/Mattawan High School) went 1-2 including a home run.
“Two big wins to keep us in contention for a conference championship and an opportunity to play in the postseason,” Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy said.
The team plays next beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, in another doubleheader against Mid-Michigan College in what could be the Bruins’ final home games of the season, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-965-3931 ext. 2536.