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GRCC baseball's Ryan Dykstra earns MCCAA Western Conference Player of the Week honors for postseason heroics

May 17, 2022, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – GRCC baseball player Ryan Dykstra was named MCCAA Western Conference Player of the Week after his performance against Jackson College on May 12 in the NJCAA Region XII opening round games.

The 6-foot outfielder batted .571, going 4-for-7 against Jackson with two doubles, three runs scored and a walk. He also stole home, which put GRCC up for good in a 2-1 ball game to clinch the series and send the Raiders to the next round of regionals.

Dykstra is from Byron Center, attended South Christian High School, and plans to attend and play for Oakland University next year.

He leads GRCC in multiple statistical categories, including batting average, .411; slugging percentage, .675; runs scored, 44; hits, 67; runs batted in, 43; doubles, 14; home runs, 7; and total bases, 110.

GRCC finished second in the conference and is headed to the final four of regionals, facing conference champion Kellogg Community College, in a 3 p.m. matchup on May 19.

The tournament will be played at Siena Heights University's baseball field in Adrian, Mich. Should the team lose, it will play at 7 p.m., and if they win they will play next on May 20 at 1 p.m.

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