Larks sweep Bethany College

Game 1 Friday @ Oswald Field Friday’s home opener started on a somber note as Hesston players and coaches and the campus community remembered 2016 Lark infielder Justin Valazquez with a ceremonial first pitch. Vivian Mora, Justin’s aunt, threw the first pitch to Velazquez’s boyhood and college teammate Jayro Rivera. Velazquez, a freshman on last […]

Baseball drops two in Wichita

Hesston College baseball dropped both games to the Independence (Kan.) Community College Pirates 13-5 and 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon at McCarthy Field in Wichita. The doubleheader, originally scheduled to be played in Independence, was moved to Newman University. In game one, the Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning, and […]

Larks baseball opens season in Texas

The Hesston College baseball team opened up their 2017 campaign in Dallas, Texas, going 1-3 against the Richland Community College Thunderducks last weekend. The Larks started well in game one Friday afternoon, as the offense exploded with 16 runs defeating Richland CC 16-14 in extra innings. Freshman infielder Jacques Palmer (Arlington, Texas) went 4-6 at […]

Baseball team sends 14 sophomores to the next level

Fourteen members of the 2015-16 Hesston College baseball program have signed letters-of- intent to continue their athletic careers at four-year schools. Next destinations for the group represent all three levels of NCAA, as well as NAIA programs. The list includes: NCAA – DI Daulton Horton (Denton, Texas) – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Cody […]

Campus community mourns loss of student

The Hesston College campus community is mourning the untimely loss of student Justin Velazquez. Justin had just finished his freshman year at Hesston, where he was also a member of the baseball team. He passed away Saturday morning, June 4, while playing baseball in his hometown in Puerto Rico. Our prayers are with Justin’s family […]

Baseball season ends at districts

The Hesston College baseball team saw its 2016 season come to a close with a pair of losses (14-5 to Western Oklahoma State, 12-4 to Longview) at the May 19 district playoff. Hesston defeated Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) in a best-of-five series to advance to the district level. The Larks finished 21-36 in coach […]

Larks claim Region VI crown

The Hesston College baseball team captured the 2016 NJCAA Region VI title on Sunday, May 1, following a 8-7 win over Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) in game four of the five-game series. The Larks entered the day up 2-0 following a Saturday home sweep. BMC staved off elimination in game three with a walk-off […]

Larks walk off with weekend series sweep

The Hesston College baseball team completed a four-game weekend sweep of Wentworth Military Academy (Lexington, Mo.) by taking two games on Sunday, April 24. The Larks won 10-3 in game one before a thrilling walk-off 5-4 win in extra innings in game two to improve Hesston to 18-33 on the year. Kyler Cox (Little River, […]

Larks sweep Wentworth behind pair of gems

The Hesston College baseball team picked up two wins (3-2, 1-0) over Wentworth Military Academy on Saturday, April 23. Although the double header went a combined 15 innings, just two Hesston pitchers toed the runner, as sophomore Collin Loutensock (West Valley, Utah) and freshman Matt Gregory (New Caney, Texas) each tossed complete games in the […]

Loutensock’s complete game leads Larks to win

The Hesston College baseball team split with Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) on Saturday, April 16, winning 8-2 in the opener before BMC won 6-5 in the nine inning nightcap. Hesston sophomore hurler Collin Loutensock (West Valley, Utah) went the distance in game one, allowing just two runs on six hits. Loutensock fanned four in […]

Berry, Shelby lead Larks to win

The Hesston College baseball team got back in the win column with a 6-5 victory over Central Christian JV (McPherson, Kan.) on Wednesday, April 13. Sophomores Andrew Berry (Mulvane, Kan.) and Jake Shelby (McKinney, Texas) enjoyed big days for the Larks. Berry went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a home run, while Shelby had […]

Larks sweep Bethany JV

The Hesston College baseball team picked up a pair of home wins (5-4, 8-4) over Bethany College JV (Lindsborg, Kan.) on Tuesday, April 5, upping its season record to 12-24. Connor Gillihan (Spring Hill, Kan.) threw four innings of solid relief to get the win. The sophomore lefty allowed four hits and one unearned run […]