On a day that Mid Michigan acted as the home team at MCC it was the Jayhawks picking up 2 wins over Mid Michigan College, 6-1 and 7-3 (8 innings).
In game one Jeremy Karthan (Brunswick HS, Ohio) was the winning pitcher for MCC. He allowed 3 hits and 1 run over 7 innings with 6 strikeouts. MCC put up 4 runs in the 1st inning and added 2 runs in the 7th. Jake Conklin (Holland Calvary Christian HS) was 2-3 at the plate to lead the Jayhawk offense.
In game two MCC held a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the 7th inning but Mid Michigan rallied to score 3 runs for the tie and forced extra innings. In the 8th the Jayhawks broke open the tight game with 4 runs and Mid Michigan couldn’t answer. Jon Henry (Ajax HS Ontario, Canada) was credited with the victory with 1.2 innings of shutout pitching in relief. Zack Northcott (Walled Lake Northern HS) was the starter and he worked 6.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 runs and striking out 7. The Jayhawks banged out 11 hits in the game led by Nolin Perrin (Hudsonville HS) who was 2-3 with 2 walks and Jake Conklin (Holland Calvary Christian HS) who was 2-5. Shane Thompson (Sault Ste. Marie HS) drove in the game winner with a single in the 8th.
MCC improves to 12-6 in conference play and 28-10 overall. The return to action on Saturday, 4/20 with a 1:00 pm doubleheader scheduled against Mid Michigan College.