Baseball: Blue Devils win five of six

Published 10:09 pm Monday, April 23, 2018

The Riverland Community College baseball team has picked up its play as it won five out of six games over the past three days.

The Blue Devils (12-4 overall) swept Western Tech by scores of 13-0 and 10-0 and it took three out of four from Division I North Central Missouri in Missouri. After falling to NCM 9-4, RCC beat NCM by scores of 2-0, 16-8 and 13-10.

“We’re swinging the bat really well and the top of our order is looking really good right now,” RCC head coach Scott Koenigs said.

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RCC 13, Western Tech. 0

RCC pitching: Mason Ruhlman (W) 5 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 8 K

RCC hitting: Alex Ciola, 3-for-4, double, 3 R; Mason Ruhlman, 3-for-4, HR, 5 RBIs, 3 R; Josh Molina, 1-for-4; Jack McNellis, 2-for-3, 3 R; Luis Rosario, 3-for-3, 3 RBIs, 2 R; Brad Morris, 1-for-3, R; Brady Braaten, 1-for-3, 2 RBis; Reninadlo Espada, 1-for-3, R

RCC 10, Western Tech. 0

RCC pitching: Gavin Roosen (W) 6 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 8 K

RCC hitting: Ciola, 2-for-2, RBI, 2 R; Ruhlman, 1-for-2, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Molina, 1-for-2, BB; McNellis, 1-for-4; Yadiel Ortiz, 1-for-4, 2 RBIs; Morris, 1-for-2, 2 R; Jalouis Reyes, 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, R; Roosen, 1-for-3, R

North Central Missouri 9, RCC 4

RCC pitching: McNellis (L) 4 1/3 IP, 11 H, 3 BB, 9 R, 4 ER, 4 K

RCC hitting: Ciola, 1-for-4, double, R; Ruhlman, 2-for-3, double, RBI, BB, 2 R; Ortiz, 1-fro-2, RBI, BB; Rosario, 2-for-3; McNellis, 1-for-3; Morris, 2-for-3, RBI

RCC 2, NCM 0

RCC pitching: Efrain Cruz (W) 7 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, 5 K

RCC hitting: Ruhlman, 2-for-4, R; Molina, 1-for-4, double; Ortiz, 1-for-4, RBI; McNellis, 1-for-3, R, double; Morris, 3-for-3, RBI; Braaten, 1-for-2

RCC 16, NCM 8

RCC pitching: Reninadlo Espada (W) 4 IP, 9 H, 3 BB, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 K

RCC hitting: Ciola, 1-for-2, 3 R, RBI, 2 R; Ruhlman, 1-for-3, RBI, 2 R, BB, double; Molina, 2-for-2, R, BB; Oritz, 3-for-4, double, 2 RBIs, 3 R; Rosario, 2-for-3, double, 2 RBIs, 3 R; McNellis, 1-for-3, 3 RBis; Braaten, 1-for-2, 2 R, BB; Reyes, 2-for-3, double, 3 RBIs, R

RCC 13, NCM 10

RCC pitching: Molina (W) 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 R, 0 ER, 2 K

RCC hitting: Ciola, 4-for-5, triple, 3 RBIS, 3 R; Ruhlman, 3-for-4, HR, triple, 2 R, 3 RBIs; Molina, 2-for-5, RBI, R; Ortiz, 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 R, BB; Rosario, 3-for-5, triple, RBI, R; McNellis, 2-for-4, RBI, R; Braaten, 1-for-3, R, BB