Riverland baseball team wins 11th straight game

Published 9:00 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Riverland Community College baseball team is playing a little shorthanded, but it was able to win its 11th straight game when it swept Western Tech by scores of 13-3 in six innings and 14-6 on the road Tuesday.

Jason McClenahan, a freshman from Wescalo, Texas, went six-for-nine with two doubles and two RBIs on the day and Eric Torres, a freshman from Puerto Rico, went four-for-eight with an RBI.

RCC (25-4 overall) may have received even more bad news when Mason Ruhlman, who had a double, a homer and four RBIs Tuesday, went down with an injury.

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“We’re worried about Mason because he does so much for this team and hopefully it’s not as bad as what worried about,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said. “Today McClenahan did a nice job filling in and he had some really good at bats. Eric Torres had an outstanding day for us.”

RCC 13, WT 3 (6 innings)

RCC pitching: Francisco Colon (W) 6 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 ER, 7 K

RCC hitting: Jake Erickson, 2-for-5, 2 R, SB, RBI; Mason Ruhlman, 2-for-4, R, SB, RBI; Josh Molina, 1-for-3, R, double, BB, RBI; Luis Rodriguez, 1-for-3, R, 2 RBIs; Mairion Brunken, 0-for-3, BB; Jason McClenahan, 4-for-4, 3 R, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs; Jack McNellis, 0-for-1, 2 R, HBP, 2 BB; Jacob Zwak, 1-for-2, 2 R, HR, 3 RBIs, BB; Eric Torres, 2-for-4, R, SB, RBI

RCC 14, WT 6

RCC pitching: Xavier Ocasio 3 1/3 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 K; Brunken (W) 3 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 K, 2 HBP

RCC hitting: Erickson, 2-for-4, 3 R, BB, 2 RBIs; Ruhlman, 2-for-3, 2 R, double, HR, 3 RBIs; Alex Ciola, 0-for-1, R, HBP; Molina, 2-for-4, BB, 2 RBIs; Luis Rodriguez, 1-for-3, R, HBP, 3 RBIs; McClenehan, 2-for-5, R; Brunken, 1-for-4, R, SB, BB, 2 RBIs; Zwak, 0-for-2; Austin Manglitz, 0-for-2, BB; McNellis, 3-for-4, 2 R, BB, RBI; Torres, 2-for-4, 3 R