April 24, 2021, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Community College baseball team exploded for 14 runs in the fourth inning, part of a 20-2 defeat of Glen Oaks Community College.
The Raiders beat Glen Oaks 4-1 in the second game of the doubleheader in Centerville, a day after sweeping a twin bill against the college in Grand Rapids.
GRCC’s offense was backed by solid pitching and steady defense in all four games against the Vikings.
Sam Schmitt, Aaron West, Ryan Dykstra, Fernando Rivera-Calderon, Caleb Englesman, and Matt Williams each had RBIs in the big inning.
West had two hits and two at-bats and drove in three runs. Schmitt had one hit, but scored three runs and drove in two. Dykstra and Keaton Peck both drove in two runs in the game.
Drew Murphy took the complete game win for GRCC. The righty went five innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out four.
The Raiders were flawless in the field.
GRCC didn’t need as many runs to win the second game, beating Glen Oaks 4-1.
Caleb Englesman earned the win for GRCC, surrendering one run on seven hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out six. Dalton Vander Ark threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Vander Ark recorded the last four outs to earn the save.
Dykstra led Grand Rapids Community College with two hits in four at bats.
The Raiders are now 19-10 on the season, and back in action on Tuesday against Aquinas College JV.