Group photo of KCC's 2019 baseball team.
Kellogg Community College’s 2019 baseball team. Photo courtesy of KCC.

The Kellogg Community College baseball team is heading to Eunice, Louisiana, at the end of February for its annual spring trip to compete against some of the best-ranked teams in the nation.

The Bruins will take on defending National Champions Louisiana State University Eunice Feb. 22 through 24 before heading to Shreveport to play Bossier Parish Community College and the JV squad from Centenary College of Louisiana through Feb. 28.

Eric Laskovy, KCC’s head baseball coach and a physical education professor at the college, said the Bruins are looking forward to the upcoming trip.

“It’s an amazing experience for our student-athletes as many haven’t had opportunities to travel to different parts of the country,” Laskovy said. “We begin in southern Louisiana, where the amazing cultural experience along with the great competition is invaluable. It’s a very structured trip that includes almost daily study tables.”

Even though the Bruins will be facing tough competition – who already have several games under their belts – they are more focused on growth and development than wins and losses.

“Despite some obvious disadvantages as a cold-weather program, we never shy away from top competition,” Laskovy said.

Sophomore outfielder Spenser Nelson, who went on the Bruins’ spring trip last year, said it was a great and fun experience for everyone.

“My favorite part about the trip was just the team bonding on the bus, in the hotels and on and off the field every second,” Nelson said. “We were always together no matter what, and left nobody out in any occasion.”