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Baseball – Cavaliers ranked 16th and playing well

03/14/14

Baseball – Cavaliers ranked 16th and playing well

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College baseball team is off to a tremendous start to its 2014, winning 19 of its first 21 games, all 10 conference games, and are riding a 14-game win streak.

That fast start has the Cavaliers in the nation’s top 20 for the first time this season.  The Cavaliers are one of three East Jayhawk Conference teams appearing in this week’s poll. They are joined by No. 5 Neosho County and No. 23 Coffeyville.  JCCC has won two of the last four conference championships.

This week has been an impressive stretch of game for the Cavaliers. They have won all five games, nearly witnessed a no-hitter and put an 18-0 win over Rockhurst.

Sophomore pitcher Connor Miller nearly notched a no-hitter last Monday, March 10, in a conference game against Allen Community College. Miller took his no-hit bid into the last inning with two outs and two strikes. However, the Allen batter lifted a shot and road the strong wind for a three-run blast. Miller struck out the next batter to finish with a one-hitter and 14-3 victory. He also tallied nine strikeouts.

“On any given day it would have been a routine pop up, but on this day it was good enough to break up his no-hitter,” said head coach Kent Shelley.

The Cavaliers followed with an 18-0 blowout over Rockhurst on Wednesday, March 12, and a doubleheader sweep over cross-town rival Kansas City Kansas on Thursday, March 13. JCCC won 9-3 in the first game, and 13-8 in the second.

In game one, Johnson County collected 11 hits, two each by Alex Alvarez, Ben Calvano, Aaron Schnurbusch and Anthony Miller. Riley Landuyt had the big blow with a three-run home run.

Sophomore Derek Beier tossed a complete game for the win, and struck out seven KCK batters.

The hits kept coming for JCCC in the second. They pounded out 12 hits led by a 4-for-5 effort by Schnurbusch. L.J. Hatch went 3-for-3 and Shea Stine was 2-for-3. Hatch also collected a career high six RBI in the game.

Justin Wyatt got the start for the Cavaliers. He went five innings with nine strikeouts to pick up the win. Daulton Gulick pitched the final three innings and gave up just one run.


For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.