Baseball: Blue Devils win three of four in opening weekend in Florida

Published 6:30pm Monday, March 17, 2014

The Riverland Community College baseball team won three of its first four games in Vero Beach, Fla. over the weekend.

On Saturday, RCC beat the Ontario Blue Jays 3-0 and lost to the Blue Jays 7-5. On Sunday, RCC beat Massasoit, Mass. 9-1 and topped Inside Pitch Academy, a team based out of Canada, by a score of 10-1.

Ruben Corea, a freshman outfielder from Orlando, Fla., had a strong debut for the Blue Devils (3-1 overall) as he went 9-for-13 with four doubles and five RBIs.

“We’ve got some tough games down here,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said. “We’re just hoping to come out of it with a winning record.”

RCC 3, Ontario Blue Jays 0

RCC pitching: Cody Schact (W), 6 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 4 K; Brock Rude (S), 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K

RCC hitting: Ruben Corea, 2-for-4, double, 3 RBIs; Clay Fonfara, 1-for-2, double, BB; Matt Bushbaum, 1-for-3, R; Mirangelo Muller, 1-for-3, double; Melvin De La Torre, 1-for-1, 2 R, SB, 2 BBs

Ontario Blue Jays 7, RCC 5

RCC pitching: Muller (L), 4 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 R, 5 ER, 6 K; Zach Nelson, 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 K

RCC hitting: Corea, 4-for-4, double, RBI, R; Rude, 1-for-3, R, BB; Fonfara, 1-for-3, R, BB; Kenny Perez, 3-for-4, RBI, R; Miguel Castro, 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, R

RCC 9, Massasoit 1

RCC pitching: Brandon Heal (W), 3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 1 ER, 5 K, 1 HBP; Sam Bozyk, 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K; Jaron Brezinsky, 1 IP, 0 R, 1 K

RCC hitting: Corea, 0-for-2, BB; Adam Sellner, 3-for-4, 3 R, triple, SB, RBI; Fonfara,1-for-4, RBI; Perez, 0-for-3, BB, RBI; Muller, 2-for-4, R; Castro, 0-for-1, R, SB, 2 BBs; Sam Roosen, 2-for-3, double, RBI, 2R; Nestern Jimenez, 3-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 R

RCC 10, Inside Pitch Academy 1

RCC pitching: Patrick Anderson (W), 6 2/3 IP, 7 H, 2 BB,1 ER, 6 K; Brett Thachary, 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 BB

RCC hitting: Corea, 3-for-3, 2 doubles, RBI; Rude, BB; Muller, 1-for-3, R; Perez, 0-for-2, R, 2BBs, RBI; Fonfara, 2-for-4, 2 R; Rudmichaeall Brandao, 2-for-4, triple, R; Roosen, 3-for-3, 2 R, triple, HBP, 3 RBIs; Rileyson Liberia, 2-for-4, R, 2 RBIs; Andrew Adams, 2-for-3, double, triple, RBI, R


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