Blue Devils win two of four in Florida

Published 6:24pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Riverland Community College baseball team fell to University of Connecticut-Avery Point 8-2 and topped Inside Pitch Academy 2-1 in Vero Beach, Fla. Monday.

RCC beat Avery Point, which is ranked No. 8 in NJCAA Division II, 9-2 and it lost 4-3 in nine innings to Kirkwood in Vero Beach, Fla. Sunday.

“We’ve got a lot of freshman and we’ve got some work to do, but we’re getting after it we’re a pretty good team,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said.

Kenny Perez hit a two-run homer in the first inning of the win over Avery Point for RCC (5-3 overall) and he finished that game with five RBIs. The Blue Devils had plenty of runners on base in extra innings against Kirkwood, but they couldn’t put in the key run.

“We had all kinds of opportunities and we couldn’t get that clutch hit or get a bunt down,” Koenigs said.

RCC 9, University of Connecticut-Avery Point 2

RCC pitching: Brock Rude (W), 6 IP, 8 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, 5 K; Adam Sellner, 1 IP, 0 R, 1 K

RCC hitting: Ruben Corea, 1-for-4, 2 R, HBP, RBI; Nester Jimenez, 1-for-4, R, RBI; Clay Fonfara, 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBIs; Kenny Perez, 3-for-3, R, double, HR, 5 RBI; Sam Roosen, 1-for-3, HBP; Miguel Castro, 1-for-4; Melvin De La Torre, 1-for-2, R, HBP, BB

Kirkwood 4, RCC 3

RCC pitching: Sellner, 8 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 R, 0 ER, 4 K; Sam Boyzk (L), 2 /3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER

RCC hitting: Corea, 2-for-5, 2 SB; De La Torre, 1-for-5; Perez, 1-for-4; Roosten, 1-for-4; Castro, 2-for-3, double; Mirangelo Muller, 1-for-3, R, HBP; Matt Bushbaum, 1-for-2, RBI

Avery Point 8, RCC 2

RCC pitching: Isaac Tuttle (L) 3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 1 K; Jaron Brazinsky, 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 1 K; Brett Thackery, 1 IP 2 H, 1 BB, 2 ER

RCC hitting: Corea, 1-for-2; De La Torre, 1-for-2, RBI; Sellner, 1-for-3; Perez, 0-for-2, BB; Rileyson Liberia, 1-for-2, HR, RBI, R; Taylor Groth, 1-for-1, R; Bushbaum, 1-for-3; Andrew Adams, 1-for-2; Rude, BB

RCC 2, Inside Pitch Academy 1

RCC pitching: Zach Nelson (W), 7 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 5 K

RCC hitting: Corea, 2-for-3, R; Sellner, 1-for-2, R; Fonfara, 1-for-3; Perez, 0-for-2, RBI; Rude, 2-for-3; Rudmicheall Brandoa, 1-for-2

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