Blue Devil bats wake up in sweep over Gustavus JV

Published 9:48 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

The Riverland Community College baseball team had a total of 10 extra base hits as it swept Gustavus JV by scores of 10-4 and 10-3 in Seltz Field Monday.

Jake Erickson, a freshman from La Crosse, Wisconsin, went five-for-six with a double, a triple and three RBIs to lead the Blue Devils (21-4 overall) and Luis Rodriguez went five-for-six with two RBIs.

“The guys swung the bats pretty well and it seems like when the wind is blowing out, they sure like hitting,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said. “There was a little more desire to play both games today than other days.”

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RCC swept a doubleheader from Anoka-Ramsey when it won 8-7 in 10 innings and won 12-2 in RCC Saturday.

Austin grad Alex Ciola, who had four RBIs Saturday, had a walk-off sacrifice fly in the opening win.

Josh Molina pitches for the Riverland Community College baseball team against Gustavus JV in Seltz Field Monday. Rocky Hulne/

RCC 10, Gustavus JV 4

RCC pitching: Mason Ruhlman (W) 4 IP, 0 R, 2 K; Joel Figueroa 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 ER; Christian Rodriguez, 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 R; Ryan Cruz, 0 IP, 2 BB, 0 R; Josh Molina, 1 IP, 0 R, 3 K

RCC hitting: Jake Erickson, 3-4, 2 R, triple, RBI; Ruhlman, 1-3, 2 R, HBP, 2 RBIs; Molina, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs; Danny Santana, 3-for-4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBIs; Ian Lopez, 0-for-1, R, HBP, 2 BBs; Luis Rodriguez, 3-for-3, RBI; Jason McClenahan, 1-for-1, double; Jacob Zwak, 0-for-4; Alex Ciola, 1-for-3, R, RBI; Jack McNellis, 1-for-3, R, double

RCC 10, Gustavus 3

RCC pitching: Curtis Call, 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 3 ER, 4 K; McNellis (W) 4 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K

RCC hitting: Erickson, 2-for-2, 2 R, double, HBP, BB, 2 RBIs; Ruhlman, 1-for-4, R, triple, RBI; Molina, 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 doubles, SB, 3 RBIs; Santana, 1-for-3, R, BB, RBI; McClenahan, 0-for-1; Ciola, 0-for-1, BB, RBI; Luis Rodriguez, 2-for-3, R, BB, RBI; Austin Manglitz, 1-for-4, RBI; McNellis, 1-for-2, R, double, 2 BBs, RBI; Eric Torres, 2-for-3, 2 R, double; Justin Maxted, 0-for-1

RCC 8, Anoka-Ramsey 7 (10 innings)

RCC pitching: Brunken, 5 IP, 7 H, 6 BB, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 K, 2 HBP; Francisco Colon (W) 5 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 4 K

RCC hitting: Erickson, 0-for-5; Ruhlman, 1-for-3, R, double, HBP, BB; Molina, 1-for-4, R, BB; Santana, 0-for-2, HBP, BB; Lopez, 1-for-5, R; Luis  Rodriugez, 2-for-5, 2 R, double, 2 RBI; Zwak, 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBIs, BB; Ciola, 1-for-4, 2 RBIs; McNellis, 1-for-5, RBI

RCC 12, AR 2

RCC pitching: Erickson (W) 6 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 1 HBP; Ryan Cruz, 1 IP, 0 R

RCC hitting: Erickson, 3-for-4, R, HR, 5 RBIs, BB; Ruhlman, 0-for-4, RBI; Molina, 1-for-4 R; Santana, 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB; Lopez, 2-3, 2 R, double, RBI; McClenahan, BB; Luis Rodriguez 2-for-4, R, double, 3 RBIs; Zwak, 1-for-2, 2 RBIs, HBP, BB; McNellis, 0-for-3, 2 R, HBP; Austin Manglitz, 0-for-1; Ciola, 1-for-1, R, 2 BB, 2 RBIs