Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College Jayhawk baseball team dropped their first game of the regional baseball tournament on Wednesday, but came back to win the second game and remain alive in the tournament.

In the opener, MCC dropped a 6-2 decision to Grand Rapids Community College. The Jayhawks led 2-1 in the eighth inning, but two errors and a walked open the door for a Grand Rapids rally. Stephon Chandonnet had two of MCC’s six hits. Adam Poel allowed one earned run in seven innings of work on the mound for MCC.

That result pushed MCC into the loser’s bracket and a game later on Wednesday night.

M.J.Oshinski knocked in the game’s lone run as MCC captured a 1-0 victory over Lake Michigan. Pitcher David Foster pitched 7 2/3 innings before giving way to Bryant Westra, who retired the last four hitters for his 14th save of the season.

Patrick Giddings started the Jayhawk’s first inning with a single. He stole second and scored on Oshinski’s first of three hits on the day.

MCC (33-14) will take the field at 4 p.m. Thursday against the loser of the Owens CC-Delta CC game. Nick Eely is scheduled to make the start for the Jayhawks.