College baseball: RCTC splits four games over weekend

The Rochester Community and Technical College baseball team bounced back to win a pair of games at home on Sunday after losing two on the road Saturday.

RCTC lost a doubleheader 11-1 and 5-4 to Riverland in Austin on Saturday.

Cody Knaus suffered the loss in the opener, allowing seven runs on five hits. Alex Zentzis paced the RCTC offense going 2-for-2 with two doubles and a run scored.

Corey Strable suffered the loss in relief in the nightcap for the Yellowjackets. He allowed a run in the bottom of the eighth after entering the game that inning.

Garrett Delich and Richard Borquez-Mejias were both 1-for-4 at the plate. Delich scored two runs and Borquez-Mejias had an RBI.


"We just didn't finish the job," RCTC coach Steve Hucke said. "In game one, they came out swinging the bats."

RCTC had a better day Sunday, beating Anoka-Ramsey 6-5 in eight innings in the first game and then rolling 7-1 in the nightcap.

Jordan Martini of Rochester was strong at the plate in both games. He was 3-for-4 with a run scored and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth in the opener. Nate Walsh went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Delich collected the victory, pitching the last 2 2/3 innings and allowing two runs.

Levi Lochner was stellar on the mound in the second game for RCTC. He allowed just one unearned run on eight hits. He struck out five and walked one.

Martini went 2-for-4, scored two runs and stole two bases. Connor Robley was 2-for-3, scored two runs and had an RBI. Zentzis was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base.

"We came out strong and played better, with a little more intensity and excitement," Hucke said.

RCTC will host Ridgewater in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. today.

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