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Blue Devils sweep RCTC to win 9th straight game

The Riverland Community College baseball team won its ninth straight game when it swept RCTC by scores of 4-2 and 4-0 in Seltz Field Saturday.

Jake Erickson picked up the win in the opener for the Blue Devils (23-4 overall) and Josh Molina had the win in the nightcap.

RCC has eight games remaining in the conference schedule and the race for the top seed is crucial as the No. 1 seed will receive a bye week in the first week of the Regional tournament this season.

RCC 4, RCTC 2

RCC pitching: Jake Erickson (W) 6 IP, 2 H, 6 BB, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 1 HBP; Mason Ruhlman (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 K

RCC hitting: Erickson, 1-for-3, SB, RBI; Ruhlman, 0-for-3; Molina 1-for-3 double; Ian Lopez 1-for-3 R; Mairion Brunken, 1-for-3, RBI; Luis Rodriguez 2-for-3, R; Jacob Zwak 1-for-2, R, BB; Jack McNellis, 1-3, R, double, RBI; Alex Ciola, 0-for-2, BB

RCC 4, RCTC 0

RCC pitching: Molina (W) 6 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 0 R, 8 K, 4 BB; Ruhlman (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 K

RCC hitting: Erickson, 1-for-4, R; Ruhlman, 1-for-3; Molina 1-for-2, BB, RBI; Lopez, 0-for-1; Justin Maxted 0-for-2; Luis Rodriguez 0-for-3; Brunken, 2-for-2, 2 R, SB, BB; Zwak, 1-for-2, R, BB; McNellis 0-for-2, BB, RBI; Austin Manglitz, 1-for-2, 2 RBIs