Go online to see the results of both the men’s and women’s Kansas City Kansas Community College games and find out whom both the men and women will play in regional action.
The college’s indoor track squad is gearing up for Nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Cavs had a solid showing in regionals with many standout performances. Tess Augustyn and Kendyl McDougald both advanced to nationals in shot put. The Women’s 4×800-meter relay with Colleen Russell, Katie Nelson, Paige Miller and Donatta Young were regional champions. Emily Meyers was fourth in the long jump. Alex Gutierrez was third in the high jump. Russell was third in the mile and Miller was fourth.
Young was the regionals champion of the 600-meter. Augustyn punched another ticket to nationals in the weight throw. Russell placed third in the 3000-meter. Max Bullard will be going to nationals for shot put. Josh Washington will be attending nationals in the long jump, and Bryant will be going in the pole vault.
Rebekah Gurka will go in the long jump. Malik Jefferson will be going in the pole vault.
The Cavs opened the season playing in the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas. The squad had mixed results, finishing with a record of 5-5. The Cavs started 5-2 but fell off, losing the last three games.
Catcher Sam Kreissler leads the Cavs in every major hitting category with 16 hits and a .421 batting average. Hailey Cope, Shayna Weers and Jennifer Long are second with 10 hits. Sydney Koch, who the Cavs will lean on a lot in pitching this year, is 3-1 on the season, has a 4.20 ERA and had a shutout in her first game of the season. The Cavs’ campaign to defend their Jayhawk conference title will get started with a trip to play Coffeyville Tuesday.
The college’s baseball has gotten off to a blazing-hot start. The squad is 9-0. The Cavs’ offensive production has been electric in this season so far. Anthony Miller leads the Cavs in hits, RBIs, home runs and slugging percentage on the year. Miller was selected as KJCCC baseball from Feb. 9–15.
Veterans L.J. Hatch, Alec Alvarez and Ben Calvano have also had a hot start to the season. As expected, the Cavs’ pitching has been great from top to bottom. The top six pitchers for the Cavs all have ERAs well below 2.00. The Cavaliers trounced Fort Scott in their first two conference games 14-3 and 16-4. The Cavs’ next big series will be against rival Kansas City Kansas Community College Thursday and Saturday March 7.