Baseball: Blue Devils win one of three in Kansas City

Published 6:54pm Monday, April 22, 2013

KANSAS CITY — The Riverland Community College baseball team lost two late leads and had a five-inning victory against Division II Rocker University JV in Kansas City over the weekend.

The Blue Devils (12-5 overall) won 11-0 and lost 6-5 and 8-7.

RCC led the first game 7-4 going into the seventh when its pitchers hit four batters in the frame and allowed four runs to lose. RCC led the second game 5-0 going into the sixth before blowing that lead as well.

“We learned that not even a five run lead is safe when you’re playing good teams,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said. “It’s frustrating when the Region voting is strictly bases on your record and we’re playing some good teams. Our schedule’s as tough as I’ve had as a coach.”

Hayfield grad Tyler Krekling was 4-for-10 with 2 RBIs and Southland grad Chris May was 5-for-9 with a double and 4 RBIs.

RCC 11, Rockers 0 (5 innings)

RCC pitching: Brandon Heal (W), 5 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 8 K

RCC hitting: Tyler Krekling, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, BB, SB, 2 R; Chris May, 2-for-4, RBI, SB, BB; Palmer, 1-for-3, R; Hunter Deatherage, 1-for-4, RBI, R; Travis Miller, 1-for-3, R; DJ Taylor, 2-for-3, RBI, 2 R; Jonathan Jones, 1-for-3, RBI; Kenny Perez, 2-for-3, RBI; Brock Rude, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs

Rockers 6, RCC 5

RCC pitching: Zach Nelson (L), 2 1/3 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 K; Adam Sellner, 5 IP, 4 BB, 2 ER, 3 K, 3 HBP

RCC hitting: Krekling, 1-for-4, R; Michael Knutson, 1-for-4, 2 RBIs; Aaron Palmer, 2-for-3, R, BB; May, 2-for-2, double, R, BB

Rockers 8, RCC 7

RCC pitching: Rude (L) 1/3 IP, 1 BB, 1 ER, 2 HBB, 1 K; Joseph Wagner, 3 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 ER, 3 K; Michael Osmundson, 2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 K; Travis Miller, 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 K, 1 HBP; Sellner, 0 IP, 0 R, 1 HBP

RCC hitting: Krekling, 1-for-3, SB, R; Kenny Perez, 1-for-3, double, 2 R, BB; Palmer, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs; Matt Bushbaum, 2-for-3, RBI, 2 R, SB; DJ Taylor, 1-for-4, RBI, R; Jason Kezman, 1-for-2, RBI, HBP; May, 1-for-3, 2 RBIs

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