Local Sports Journal

Jamie Potts delivered a key two-out, two-run single that sparked Grand Valley State’s baseball team into the Division II Baseball National Championship for the sixth time in the last 11 years.

Pott’s key hit came in the eighth inning of GVSU’s 6-3 victory over Bellarmine in the winner-take-all final game. He had three hits and knocked in three runs.

For the tournament, Potts batted .556 (10-for-18) with one home run and eight RBI. That effort earned the outfielder the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award.

Senior Anthony Campanella picked up the victory with eight innings of work on just two day’s rest. Brad Zambron picked up his 13th save of the season with a solid ninth inning.

For the season, Potts, from Oakridge High School, is batting .389 for the Lakers.