Baseball Britons swept by MIAA rival

Baseball Britons swept by MIAA rival

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Albion College scored in the first inning in both baseball games on Saturday, but it was unable to hold the lead as it took 4-1 and 7-6 losses to Kalamazoo College in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association doubleheader.

Albion and Kalamazoo will attempt to complete the series with a Monday doubleheader at Champions Stadium. The first pitch is set for 2 p.m.

Game One

Kellan Huang doubled sending Drew Olszewski in with Albion's only run.

Jack Brockhaus, Kalamazoo's starting pitcher, scattered two hits over five innings. Relievers Doug Propson, Max Novick and John Kunec did not allow a hit.

Kalamazoo forged a tie with a run in the fourth and it tacked on three runs in the fifth.

Game Two

Huang, Justin Charron and Matt Bur hit RBI singles as Albion scored three in the seventh, but the rally stalled.

Huang doubled in the first inning sending Olszewski and Sean Haddlesey in to score.

Kalamazoo scored four times in the bottom of the first and it never trailed the rest of the way.

Haddlesey went 3-for-5 and scored two runs. Olszewski collected two hits and scored two runs.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email