Blake Waibel leads GRCC pitchers in 18-strikeout win over Cornerstone University junior varsity

Blake Waibel holding a ball, smiling.

The Grand Rapids Community College baseball pitching staff struck out 18 batters in route to a 13-6 victory over the junior varsity of Cornerstone University on Wednesday.

Sophomore Blake Waibel was unstoppable on the mound for GRCC in the first four innings, allowing just one hit while striking out 10 batters. 

The Raiders offense scored 11 runs before Cornerstone finally got on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Jacob Gumieny led the offensive attack with three of the team’s 10 total hits, including his first home run of the season.  Leadoff hitter Trevin Laming, who hit his second homer in as many days, and Aaron Bess each had two hits.

Ethan London, Alex Schmitt, Mason Hammond and Austyn Adams all pitched at least one inning in relief of Waibel and combined for eight strikeouts while giving up just three hits.

GRCC is scheduled to begin MCCAA Northern Conference play this Friday against Delta College. First pitch of game one is set for 2 p.m.

This story was reported by Ben Brown.

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