Baseball: Blue Devils open season with a bang

Published 6:40 pm Friday, March 4, 2016

The Riverland Community College baseball team blasted three homers as it opened its season with a 13-1 win over Simpson, Iowa in Tuscon, Ariz. Friday.

Returning All-American and Rochester native Zach Schwieters, Risandro Pastor and Omar Colon all homered in the win for the Blue Devils (1-0 overall).

Returning All-American Mitch Kelly, who is from Lake Crystal, Minn., picked up the mound win by striking out nine in five innings of work.

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RCC 13, Simpson, Iowa 1

RCC pitching: Mitch Kelly (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 9 K; Sam Boyzk, 1 IP, 0 R, 2K; Alexis Laureano, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 R

RCC hitting: Mairion Brunken, 2-for-3, double, 2R , 2 BBs; Zach Schwieters, 2-for-4, HR, triple, 3 RBIs, R; Alex Roosen, 1-for-2, double, RBI, BB; Gedeon Engelhardt, 1-for-1; Omar Colon, 1-for-2, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 BBs; Charlie Nagle, BB; Ian Lopez, 1-for-2, RBI; Brendan Dye, 1-for-2, triple, RBI, 2 BBs; Risandro Pastor, 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Luis Rodriquez, 1-for-2, double; Ricardo Lugo, 1-for-2, RBI, R; Calvin Torres, 1-for-4, R, SB