Roosen shines as Blue Devils sweep Minnesota West

Published 1:41 pm Monday, April 25, 2016

The Riverland Community College baseball team opened its conference schedule on a strong note as it swept Minnesota West by scores of 12-0 and 7-4 on the road Saturday.

Kenyon-Wanamingo grad Alex Roosen pitched a six-inning, two-hit shutout in the first game as he struck out 11 for the Blue Devils (17-5 overall, 2-0 MCAC).

“It was by far the best he’s pitched this year,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said.

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RCC 12, Minnesota West 0 (6 innings)

RCC pitching: Alex Roosen (W) 6 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 11 K

RCC hitting: Risandro Pastor, 3-for-4, 3 RBIs, R, SB, BB; Luis Rodriguez, 2-for-3, 2 R, SB, BB; Zach Schwieters, 3-for-4, RBI, HBP; Omar Colon, 2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs, BB; Roosen, 0-for-3, R, BB, RBI; Brendan Dye, 0-for-1, R, 3 BBs; Kelvin Llanos, 2-for-4, RBI, SB, 3 R; Mairion Brunken, 3-for-4, RBI, 2 SB, 4 R; Ian Lopez, 0-for-3, RBI, BB

RCC 7, Minnesota West 4

RCC pitching: Brandon Hodson (W) 8 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 4 ER, 6 K; Francisco Colon 0 IP, 1 BB, 0 R; Mitch Kelly (S) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 K

RCC hitting: Pastor, 1-for-1, R, SB, BB; Ricardo Lugo, 0-for-2, BB; Schwieters, 2-for-4, 2 R, SB, BB; Rodriguez, 1-for-4, R; Omar Colon, 3-for-5, double, 3 RBIs, R; Roosen, 1-for-5, double, RBI; Dye, 1-for-3, R, BB; Llanos, 0-for-1, R, 2 BBs; Brunken, 1-for-3, RBI; Lopez, 0-for-3, RBI; Gedeon Engelhardt, 1-for-1, RBI