Due to the field conditions at MCC’s home field they took a short trip to face Grand Rapids Community College at Davenport University. GRCC prevailed in 9-0 in the first game with MCC taking the nightcap 9-4.
In game one GRCC scored in all but 2 innings on the way to the shutout victory. MCC was hurt by several defensive miscues and walks and only managed 3 hits on the offensive end; singles by Collin Houseman (Reeths-Puffer HS), Tyus Beach (East Kentwood HS) and Jake Conklin (Holland Calvary Christian HS).
Game two started with a bang for the Jayhawks as they put up 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st to jump out to a quick lead. They were able to keep GRCC off the scoreboard until the top of the 5th inning and by then they had a comanding 6 run lead. Sean Casey (Grand Haven HS) was the winning pitcher for MCC. He surrendered 4 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings with 6 strikeouts. Jon Henry (Ajax HS, Ontario) threw 2 innings in relief out of the bullpen to preserve the win. The Jayhawks offense put up 9 hits, led by Tommy McCullough (Allendale HS) who was 2-2 and Jake Conklin (( Holland Calvary Christian HS) who was 2-3.
With the split the Jayhawks own a 10-6 conference record, 26-10 overall. Next up MCC travels to Mid Michigan College (at Shepard High School) on Friday, 4/19 for a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 pm.