Blue Devils sweep Anoka-Ramsey

Published 11:06 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Riverland Community College baseball team moved one step closer to its fourth MCAC Southern Division title in six years when it swept Anoka-Ramsey by scores of 15-5 and 3-1 in Dick Seltz Field Wednesday.

The the No. 9 ranked Blue Devils (33-4 overall, 11-1 MCAC South) will play for the MCAC Southern crown 2 p.m. Saturday at RCTC.

“Win or lose it’s not the end of the world,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said. “We’re more worried about the Regionals and getting a shot at the World Series.”

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Naeem Lourens went 4-for-4 with a homer, a double and seven RBIs for RCC in game one and Mirangelo Muller struck out ten in nine innings in game two.

“Mirangelo pitched a heck of a game, but we’ve got to play a lot better than that on Saturday,” Koenigs said of the second game.

RCC 15, Anoka-Ramsey 5 (6 innings)

RCC pitching: Zach Schwieters (W) 6 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 R, 2 ER, 6 K

RCC hitting: Ruben Corea, 1-for-4, SB, 2 RBIs; Brendan Dye, 1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBIs; Mirangelo Muller, 1-for-3, R, triple, SB, HBP; Alex Roosen, 2-for-4, double, RBI; Omar Colon, 1-for-2, 3 R, double, 2 BBs; Schwieters, 0-for-2, 3 R, SB, 2 HBP; Risandro Pastor, 2-for-2, 4 R, HBP, BB, RBI; Naeem Lourens, 4-for-4, 2 R, double, HR, 7 RBIs; Payton Sterkowitz, 0-for-3, R, BB, RBI

RCC 3, AR 1

RCC pitching: Muller (W) 9 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 ER, 10 K

RCC hitting: Corea, 1-for-4, double, RBI; Dye, 2-for-4, R; Roosen, 1-for-4, R, double, RBI; Colon, 1-for-4; Schwieters, 1-for-4, RBI; Pastor, 1-for-4; Lourens, 2-for-4; Nestor Jimenez, 0-for-3; Ricky Marinez, 1-for-3, R