NIACC opens season with 18-6 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The NIACC baseball team opened the 2018 season with a 18-6 victory over MCC-Maple Woods on Sunday.

Fox Leum led the Trojans at the plate Sunday by going 2 for 5, including two home runs, with six RBIs. Ben Komonsky was 3 for 3, including a home run, with two RBIs.

Also for the Trojans, Shane Kelleher collected two hits and drove in three runs and Jimmy Brady drove in three runs.

Sophomore left-hander Brandon Williamson gained the win by allowing three hits and no runs in four innings of work. Williamson struck out nine, which matched a career-high, and walked three.

NIACC returns to action Monday in a doubleheader against MCC-Maple Woods.

Notes: Williamson improved his career record to 5-1 with 56 strikeouts and 28 walks ... Komonsky has 4 career home runs ... Bryce Ball, who was 1-3 with 1 RBI Sunday, has 86 career hits and 53 RBIs ... NIACC coach Travis Hergert has a career record of 192-100 ... Leum's 2 home-run game was the 28th time in the Hergert era that a player hit 2 home runs in a single game ... Leum's 6-RBI game was the 10th time in the Hergert era that a player drove in 6 runs in a game.