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Cavin's slam helps baseballers clinch

Cavin's slam helps baseballers clinch

LCC designated hitter Bobby Cavin connects for a grand slam homer run, into the teeth of the wind, during LCC's first-game win over Mott Community College on Friday, April 29 at Kircher Municipal Field in Lansing. Photo by Julie Newell

Larry Hook

The LCC Baseball team swept four games from Mott Community College over the weekend, clinching the MCCAA Western Conference championship in the process.

LCC defeated Mott 7-1 and 8-1 at Municipal Park in Lansing on Friday, April 29, then swept two games in Flint, 6-1 and 4-0, on Saturday, April 30.

A highlight of the Friday home sweep was a first-game, third-inning grand slam to left field by LCC designated hitter Bobby Cavin. The bomb gave LCC a 4-1 lead and the Stars never looked back.

Third baseman Hunter Lay had three hits for the Stars in the first-game win. Teammate Grant Dittmer pitched six innings to earn the win.

In the second game on Friday, Lay registered three more hits, including a homer, and Cavin had three RBIs. Brenden Tome got the win in relief for LCC.

On Saturday at Mott, LCC won the first game with help from a homer by second baseman Shane Juday and strong pitching from Brendan Beaver, who hurled all seven innings and fanned eight batters.

In the second game at Mott, shortstop Chris Hege had two hits and drove in all four runs for LCC. Elijah Stark pitched a complete game shutout to earn the win.

LCC’s record improved to 34-7 overall, and to 23-1 in the conference, with the four wins.

The Stars will be back in action this Friday, May 6, with a doubleheader at St. Clair Community College. St. Clair will then come to Municipal Park in Lansing on Saturday, May 7 to battle the Stars in another twinbill. Action begins at 1 p.m.

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