Blue Devils finish strong in Arizona

Published 9:27 am Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Riverland Community College baseball team wrapped up its trip to Arizona with a pair of wins Friday.

The Blue Devils beat Itasca 5-4 and they topped Anoka-Ramsey 13-3.

RCC (6-1 overall) beat Itasca when Josh Molina, a freshman from Puerto Rico, hit a two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning. RCC trailed 3-0 in the first inning against Anoka-Ramsey and it was able to bounce back and win.

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“It was a good, successful trip,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said. “We’ve got some work to do yet, but we did get some good performances from some guys. It think we’ve got a chance to be real good again this year.”

RCC 5, Itasca 4

RCC pitching: Xavier Ocasio (W) 6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 K; Josh Molina (W) 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 R, 0 R, 1 K

RCC hitting: Mairion Brunken, 2-for-3, R, BB; Jake Erickson, 1-for-3, R, BB; Luis Rodriguez, 0-for-3, BB; Molina, 1-for-3, 2 R, double, HBP, RBI; Mason Ruhlman 1-for-2, R; Danny Santana, 1-for-3, 3 RBI; Jack McNellis, 1-for-3, RBI; Austin Manglitz, 0-for-2, BB; Ian Lopez, 1-for-2, BB

RCC 13, Anoka-Ramsey 3

RCC pitching: Luis Esteras (W) 7 IP 7 H, 3 BB, 3 ER, 8 K

RCC hitting: Brunken, 3-for-5, R, double, 4 RBIs; Erickson, 1-for-4, R, RBI; Ruhlman, 1-for-3, 2 R, double, BB; Justin Maxted, 0-1; Molina, 2-for-3, 2 R, double, 2 RBIs; Rodriguez, 0-for-2, R, RBI, BB; Danny Santana, 0-for-1; Jason McClenahan, 1-for-3, double, 2 RBIs; Ciola, 1-for-2, 2 R, double, 2 BBs, RBI; Jacob Zwak, 2-for-3, 2 R, BB; Eric Torres, 1-for-3, 2 R, double, 2 RBIs HBP