Muskegon Community College lost the first game to Hagerstown CC by a 8-4 score but bounced back for the split with a 6-5 victory in game two.
In game one the Jayhawks used a 4 run 2nd inning to grab the lead but Hagerstown CC answered with 6 in the bottom of the 2nd. Hagerstown tacked on 2 runs in the 4th to close out the scoring. MCC’s Tyson Seymour (FR/Gladstone HS) finished the game 2-3 at the plate. Brady Keur (FR/Hudsonville HS) had 2 RBI.
In game two the Jayhawks were able to overcome a 5-1 deficit with 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and then held on for the final 6-5 score. Nate Bonter (SO/Grand Haven HS) started the rally with a triple and scored on a sacrifice off the bat of Gage Andrews (FR/Gaylord St Mary’s HS) to pull within 3. Muskegon then loaded the bases and Tyus Beach (FR/East Kentwood HS) singled in 2. Brett Veltema (SO/Jenison HS) drove in the trying run with another sacrifice fly and Tyson Seymour (FR/Gladstone HS) doubled, scoring what turned out to be the winning run. Bonter finished the game 2-3 at the plate, while Beach and Veltema each drove in 2 runs. Andrew Tokarz (FR/Utica Eisenhower HS) pitched in relief and silenced the Haggerstown bats to earn his first college victory. Tokarz surrendered zero runs on three hits over four and a third innings, striking out two and walking zero.
The Jayhawks improve to 3-1 on their spring trip. They are back in action on Friday, 3/9 at Dodgertown as they take on Haggerstown at 2:00 pm and then Miami of Ohio Hamilton at 5:00 pm.