The Kalamazoo Christian Comets baseball team edged the Comstock Colts 4-3 in a single-game Wednesday afternoon, pushing to Comets to 6-6 following a 1-4 start to the year. Comstock, ranked 13th in the latest Division 3 coaches poll, falls to 8-5.
The game featured two young starting pitchers who flashed potential. In the end, it was Comet sophomore lefty Michael Moralez getting the victory, allowing five hits, three runs, two earned, with four walks and six strikeouts over six innings. Colt freshman righty Jared Plane went five innings, allowing four runs, one earned, and four hits with three strikeouts.
Fielding errors hurt Comstock early, allowing Kalamazoo Christian to get two runs in the first and one in the second. Comstock scored once in the first and twice in the third to even the game at 3-3 following the third inning. The only other run came in the bottom of the fifth as an Elliot Lemmer sacrifice fly brought in Derek McClure, who was running for Mac Block following a lead-off single. The Colts last chance came in the seventh, drawing a lead-off walk against Moralez. Following that, senior Alex Visser relieved him and picked up the save. Kyle Moore had one inning of scoreless relief for Comstock.
Offensively, Travis Pease had two hits and a run for the Comets. Shane Easter had two runs, one hit and one RBI for the Colts. Dylan LaBrie had two hits and a RBI.
Kalamazoo Christian meets Covenant Christian for a doubleheader Friday starting at 5 p.m. from Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids. Comstock returns to action at home Saturday at 10 a.m. for two games against Hastings.
Listen back to Wednesday’s game below: