GRCC baseball team explodes for 25 runs, allows just one in doubleheader sweep

Grand Rapids Community College baseball team.

The Grand Rapids Community College baseball team exploded for 25 runs on Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader against the University of Northwestern Ohio Junior Varsity to extend its win streak to three games.

The GRCC offense put up at least one run in each of the six innings played in the first game in a 13-0, two-pitcher shutout.

Seven different GRCC players had at least one hit. Designated hitter Dylan Chargo was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and one run scored.

Second-year player Caleb Engelsman started the game for GRCC, picking up his first win of the season after four innings of work.  Brad Dunn pitched the final two innings.  They combined for six strikeouts while giving up just three hits and one walk.

In the second game, GRCC jumped out to an 11-runs lead in the first inning, cruising to a 12-1, five-inning victory. GRCC totaled 15 hits to just four for Northwestern Ohio.

Six players had at least two hits, led by Ryan Dykstra, who was 3 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Dykstra is committed to playing at Oakland University next season.

Jerad Berkenpas picked up his second victory of the season, pitching four innings and giving up just three hits while striking out four.

After losing their first 10 games to start the season, GRRCC has now won three in a row to improve to 3-10.

The team is scheduled to play next on Mar. 23 at 3 p.m. at Aquinas College in a nine-inning game.

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