Blue Devils edged out in Region 13 championship

Published 10:11 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

The Riverland Community College baseball team lost 3-2 in heartbreaking fashion to Century College in the Region 13 championship in St. Cloud Monday.

Century won the game when Keegan Macemon hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Blue Devils (32-10 overall) had scored two runs in the top of the eighth when Ian Lopez and Alex Ciola each knocked in a run.

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The Blue Devils were coming from the loser’s bracket and would’ve had to of beaten Century to advance to win the tournament.

After beating St. Cloud Tech 9-2 on Friday, RCC lost to Century 5-1 and it beat St. Cloud Tech 4-2 on Sunday to keep its season alive.

Riverland and fellow MCAC squad St. Cloud will now await their fate as the NJCAA decides the at-large bids for the 2017 NJCAA Division III World Series.  

RCC pitching: Jake Erickson, 4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 0 R, 6 K; Mairion Brunken (L) 3 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 ER, 5 K

RCC hitting: Erickson, 2-for-3, 2 BBs; Brunken, 0-for-4; Josh Molina, 1-for-4, R, BB; Luis Rodriguez, 3-for-5, R; Ian Lopez, 2-for-3, RBI; Jacob Zwak, 0-for-1, BB; Alex Ciola, 1-for-4, RBI; Austin Manglitz, 0-for-4; Jack McNellis, 0-for-3