RCC baseball team goes 6-3 in Florida

Published 8:29 pm Monday, March 23, 2015

The Riverland Community College baseball had a successful trip to Florida this season as it finished 6-3 overall and it worked in a lot of new players into the lineup.

RCC has a lineup that is made mostly of freshman and head coach Scott Koenigs is pleased with how they started the season.

“We didn’t know what to expect, but the pitching was pretty good,” Koenigs said. “Our starters looked real good and we feel good about that part. We’ve got some hitting that we need to work on.”

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Alex Roosen, a freshman from Kenyon-Wanamingo, had a strong debut for the Blue Devils. He pitched a total of nine innings, while striking out ten and allowing just three hits, one walk and zero runs. Roosen, who went 1-0 on the mound, also went 7-for-22 at the plate with a home run.

Mirangelo Muller, a sophomore from Willemstad, Curacao, went 2-0 on the mound as he pitched 13 innings with 17 strikeouts, while allowing eight hits and and three earned runs. Muller went 8-for-24 at the plate with a homer.

Brandon Hodson, a freshman from Fridley, pitched a shutout in his only appearance in Florida. Hodson pitched seven innings, while allowing two hits, one walk and striking out four in a win over Avery Point, which is ranked No. 6 in NJCAA Division II.

Zach Schwieters, a freshman and Rochester John Marshall grad, went 11-for-22 with five doubles, two triples, eight runs and five stolen bases and Brendan Dye went 9-for-27 with five doubles and 10 runs.

The Blue Devils will return to action when they play in Mausten, Wis. March 28.