May 8, 2023, WEST BRANCH, Mich. – Conner Oman led the Grand Rapids Community College golf team to a second-place finish at the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Championship on Monday.
The baseball team was also in action, dropping its final regular season game of the year, despite a team-leading 10th home run from Fernando Rivera-Calderon.
Oman finished second place overall with a two-round score of 148, including shooting a 72 in the first round with four birdies. He finished with seven birdies on the day.
Ty Marchlewski, Drew Harrington, Brad VandenHout and Sam Foss finished 12th, 13th and 14th, respectively. GRCC finished 11-strokes back of Muskegon Community College, which won the championship with a score of 611.
The baseball team lost to Lansing Community College, ranked No. 5 in the nation, despite out-hitting the Stars, 16 to 13.
GRCC fell behind 8-0 after three innings, but clawed back into the game by scoring five runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and three more in the sixth to tie the game at 12.
Lansing regained the lead 13-12 in the bottom of the sixth and piled on nine more runs in the next two innings to win 22-12.
Five GRCC players had multiple hits, led by Aaron Bess and Andres Rivera-Calderon with three. They also combined for five of the teams' eight RBI.
Fernando Rivera-Calderon hit his third home run in three games, giving him a team-high 10 for the year.
GRCC's next game will be in the first round of the Region XII Tournament on May 11 at 1 p.m. against Ivy Tech Community College, in a best two-of-three series. Game two of the series will be at 5 p.m. and should both teams split, the decisive game three will be Friday at 1 p.m.
The golf team will compete in its final conference tournament May 10 at Egypt Valley Golf Course in Ada.
This story was reported by Ben Brown.