Jayhawks split with Macomb in baseball, hold out hope for a postseason spot

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The Muskegon Community College baseball team got one win in two games on Saturday, but the Jayhawks really needed a sweep to improve their chances of qualifying for regionals.LSJ Logo incert

MCC lost to Macomb Community College 3-0 in the first game of the twin bill, then rebounded for a 3-1 win in the nightcap.

The split leaves the Jayhawks in eighth place in the MCCAA standings with a 12-12 league record. They are a 1 ½ games behind sixth-place Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a half game behind seventh-place Macomb CC with two games remaining.

Only the top six teams in the league qualify for postseason regionals. MCC will finish its regular season on Tuesday with a doubleheader at St. Clair Community College.

Jayhawk pitcher Zach Vitkuske took the loss in Game 1 despite giving up only two earned runs and striking out four. MCC managed only three hits in the contest.

MCC pitcher Justin Wahr got the win in Game 2, scattering seven hits over seven innings with five strikeouts.

Parker Richardson had two hits and scored a run for the Jayhawks. Ryan Fields had a hit and two RBIs while Mitchell Reyes had a hit and scored a run.

MCC has an overall record of 18-21.

 

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