By Devin Jones
With spring right around the corner, the Grand Rapids Community College baseball and softball teams have both traveled south for spring training and to begin their season.
Coming off of a 21-24 season in 2019, the baseball team is looking to improve its record in the new year. In his second year for the Raiders, head coach Mike Eddington is expecting improvement from his team’s hitting and defense.
Their season opened up on Feb. 29 against Chipola College in Marianna, Florida. The team will play their first home game Mar. 21 against Mid Michigan College at Belknap Park at 1 PM.
GRCC’s softball team begins their season in South Carolina this week, looking to improve on their 12-23-1 record from 2019. When asked about where he felt his team is going to show the most improvement, fourth-year head coach Brian Skudre spoke about the importance of pitching and how he expects big things from his pitchers this season.
“Alexa Abrahamson and Jenna VanKempen have really put in the work in practice and in the weight room and should be good on the mound,” said Skudre.
Their season will begin on March 2 against Olney Central College in Little River, South Carolina. Their first home game will take place on March 20 against Lansing Community College at Belknap Park at 3 p.m.