Baseball

Open the PDFs below to view KCC’s 2018 baseball roster and schedule:

Click here to view team and individual KCC baseball photos in a gallery on KCC’s Flickr page. The photos may be downloaded for use by fans and the media.

The KCC baseball team celebrates a win on the field. KCC Baseball History

KCC baseball has established a tradition of excellence, qualifying for the NJCAA D2 World Series six times since 1999. The Bruins have also claimed 11 MCCAA Conference Championships since 1982.

Conference Championships

1982, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018

Regional Finals

2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018

MCCAA State Championships

2017, 2018

NJCAA Division II World Series Finishes

2nd (1999), 5th (2002), 2nd (2007), 8th (2009), 4th (2011), 5th (2015)

baseball 2 baseball 3 baseball 4

Athletic Success

“KCC baseball alum Travis Bolin drafted by the Texas Rangers”

Bruin Transfers

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2018-19 season include:

  • Blake Bales, University of Virginia
  • Logan Briggs, Northwood University
  • Riley Creamer, Grand Valley State University
  • Gavin Homer, Penn State University
  • Korey Knowles, Davenport University
  • Zachary Smith, Northwood University
  • Max Swan, Davenport University
  • Alex Walton, Centenary College of Louisiana

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2017-18 season include:

  • Chase Carpenter, Grand Valley State University
  • Chris Clark, Northwood University
  • Tanner Gross, Northwood University
  • Alec Justin, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Cooper Marshall, Western Michigan University
  • Joey Nate, Grand Valley State University
  • Bailey Peterson, Michigan State University
  • Eugene Roberts, Davenport University
  • Cole Sanderson, Davenport University
  • Joey Stasa, Concordia University
  • Mitch Weber, Aquinas College

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2016-17 season include:

  • Tate Brawley, Grand Valley State University
  • Anthony DiPonio, Davenport University
  • Austin Gonser, Northwood University
  • Walter Graf, Aquinas College
  • Garrett Hammer, Western Michigan University
  • Jason Mueller, Indiana Tech
  • Matt Pearsall, Northwood University
  • Alex Sova, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Bradley Spieldenner, Concordia University
  • Brady VanSloten, Davenport University
  • Joe Wolf, Indiana Tech

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2015-16 season include:

  • Travis Bolin, Davenport University
  • Tyler Bradner, Oakland University
  • Benny Clark III, Indiana Tech University
  • Justin Gierlowski, Indiana University South Bend
  • Alex Goodwin, Western Michigan University
  • Alex Holley, Spring Arbor University
  • Seth Johnson, Grand Valley State University
  • Kyle Mallwitz, Western Michigan University
  • Mike Sielinski, New Mexico Highlands University
  • Garret Soule, Saginaw Valley State University

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2014-15 season include:

  • Chad Carson, Saginaw Valley University
  • Aaron Dehn, Oakland University
  • Kameron Joostberns, Aquinas College
  • Tanner McCarn, Northwood University
  • Steve Remesnik, Indiana Tech University
  • Dayne San Miguel, Alma College
  • Kyle Smith, Rochester College
  • Ben Spieldenner, St. Joseph College

Bruins who committed to play for four-schools for the 2013-14 season include:

  • Jeremy Bagnall, University of Montevallo
  • Patrick Bobolts, Grand Valley State University
  • Drew Carlile, Bradley University
  • Kody Carson, Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Larsen Cronkright, Northwood University
  • Chad Mayle, Western Michigan University
  • Travis Moore, Bryan College
  • Dirk Ormsby, Northern Illinois University
  • Trent Pell, Oakland University
  • Bryan Stevens, Western Kentucky University
  • Jon Timmerman, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Jake Wakeland, Northwood University
  • Derek Yoder, Murray State University

Click Here to view a list of four-year schools KCC baseball student-athletes have transferred to

Academic Excellence

Since 2008, 16 KCC baseball players have achieved Academic All-American status, demonstrating the program’s high standards for excellence in the classroom. The Bruins have also been honored as an NJCAA All-Academic Team five times since 2010.

Individual Academic Honors

  • Logan Briggs, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA)
  • Ryan Buter, Distinguished Academic All-American
  • Drew Carlile, Superior Academic Achievement All-American
  • Chris Clark, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Max Drenth, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA)
  • Brandon Hass, Exemplary Academic Achievement, Superior Academic Achievement
  • Bradley Hayden, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Jordan Hennika, Academic All-American
  • Chad Jasman, Academic All-American
  • Jacob Lincoln, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Ryan Longstreth, Distinguished Academic All-American
  • Cooper Marshall, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Chad Mayle, Superior Academic Achievement
  • Jacob Miller, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Travis Moore, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Jason Mueller, Superior Academic Achievement
  • Kyle Nolen, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Austin Rinard, Academic All-American
  • Hayden Robbins, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Dayne San Miguel, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Cole Sanderson, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Joshua Schafer, Academic All-American
  • Bradley Spieldenner, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Addison Webb, Superior Academic Achievement
  • Joe Wolf, Exemplary Academic Achievement

NJCAA All-Academic Teams

  • 2015-16 (3.17 GPA)
  • 2014-15 (3.34 GPA)
  • 2013-14 (3.28 GPA)
  • 2012-13 (3.20 GPA)
  • 2009-10 (3.18 GPA)

Media Guides

Click here to view the 2017 KCC Baseball Media Guide

Coaches

Eric LaskovyeTitle: Head Coach
Name: Eric Laskovy
Office: 269-965-3931 ext. 2536
Email: laskovye@kellogg.edu

Coach Laskovy is entering his 20th year of being involved in the Kellogg Community College baseball program. He is entering his 13th year as the head coach. Over the course of his first 12 years, the Bruins won several championships, including eight MCCAA Conference titles — in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 — and four regional championships resulting in trips to the NJCAA Division II World Series — in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015. The Bruins finished their season as National Runner-Up in 2007.

Coach Laskovy has seen 12 former players drafted or signed to professional contracts during his tenure. KCC continues to place a high number of players each year into quality four-year institutions across the country. The Bruins have sent 103 student-athletes on to four-year institutions to play baseball in the past 12 years.

“We are extremely proud of the balance we have created on and off the field,” Coach Laskovy says. “Our student athletes’ commitment to academics, athletics and the community has shown in the amount of players who have transferred to and been successful at the next level.”

After transferring from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Laskovy was a two-year starter in baseball at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. In 2001, Laskovy earned a master’s degree in Physical Education from Western Michigan University. From 2006 to 2012, Laskovy worked as an Associate Scout with the Cincinnati Reds.

Along with coaching the Bruins, Laskovy teaches full-time in the Physical Education Department at KCC. He and his wife Shannon and daughter Kellin reside in Battle Creek.

Coaching honors

  • 2007 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2007 ABCA Diamond Regional Coach of the Year
  • 2007 North Central District Coach of the Year
  • 2007 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
  • 2007 National Baseball D11 Championship Coach of the Tournament
  • 2008 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2009 ABCA Diamond Regional Coach of the Year
  • 2009 North Central District Coach of the Year
  • 2009 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
  • 2010 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2011 ABCA Diamond Region Coach of the Year
  • 2011 North Central District Coach of the Year
  • 2012 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2013 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2015 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2015 ABCA Diamond Regional Coach of the Year
  • 2015 North Central District Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
  • 2017 MCCAA Western Conference Coach of the Year

Title: Associate Head Coach
Name: Jim Miller

Coach Miller is beginning his 19th season at KCC. He attended Climax-Scotts High School, where he lettered in four varsity sports and won several All-Conference awards. Miller spent more than 20 years on active military duty with the United States Army before retiring in 1992. During his military career, he played and coached baseball, basketball and fastpitch softball at several levels within the Army.

Upon retiring, Miller spent four years as assistant coach at Comstock High School before joining the coaching staff at KCC. Miller also spent several years coaching summer baseball in Battle Creek, leading Del Seat Builders to a league championship and appearing twice in the Stan Musial World Series. He was recently inducted onto the Battle Creek Amateur Sports Association Wall of Fame for his contributions to amateur baseball in the city and region.

Miller is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and also attended Central Texas College. He and his wife Lucy have been married for 34 years. Their daughter Mary and her husband Andy recently welcomed their first child, Leah, to the family.

Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are available under NJCAA rules, and we at KCC follow these regulations to the letter. For more information on availability of athletic scholarships, please contact the appropriate head coach or call the Athletic Department at 269-965-4151.

Affiliations

KCC is part of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s (MCCAA) Western Conference and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Region 12.