For the second straight day, the Grand Rapids Community College baseball team handled its business taking both games in a double-header against the Ancilla College Chargers, completing the four-game sweep of the Chargers.
Sunday’s games were originally scheduled for Friday at the Raiders’ home field of Belknap Park in Grand Rapids. Rain forced the Raiders to play all four games this weekend on the Chargers’ turf in Donaldson, Indiana.
Game one on Sunday featured Jacob Wosinski on the hill who gave one run on two hits and struck out 12 Chargers in the Raiders’ 6-1 win. Calvin Syrjala had a two-run homer in the victory for the Raiders.
In the second game, Troy Hedges struck out an astounding 15 batters in the Raiders’ 9-0 shutout of the Chargers to get the win. Brady Paganelli went 3-for-4 at the plate while Alec Lockwood went 2-for-3 with three RBI’s in the win.
Raiders’ head coach Mike Eddington emphasized his point about the team improving each day and spoke about the team’s focus getting better as the season goes on.
“At this point, we’re just trying to get better each day,” Eddington said. “Gain confidence and find a way to win. We need to improve on our focus in a four-game series.”
The Raiders have gotten off to a hot start in Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference play winning their first four games against the Chargers.
They will try to build on the foundation they’ve built when they host the Aquinas College Saints at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids.