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RCTC baseball team sweeps tune-up doubleheader heading into region play

RCTC won two games Monday to conclude its regular season in baseball at 26-12

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The Rochester Community and Technical College baseball team swept a doubleheader from Minnesota Post Grad on Monday in a tuneup for the upcoming Region XIII Tournament.

RCTC posted 7-3 and 11-4 victories.

In the opener, T Palmer Mickelson of Rochester pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless ball to start the game. He allowed five hits and struck out five. Owen Hilke pitched the next two innings for the win.

Jovan Marrero-Soto went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Yellowjackets while Blake Schilling was 2-for-3.
Gustavo Gonzalez hit a two-run double during a six-run first inning and Chris Cartwright also finished with two RBIs.

In the nightcap, RCTC scored three runs in each of the first two innings. Izaak Stevens was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and he had three RBIs and two runs scored. Christian Rivera went 3-for-4 with two RBIs while Schilling was again 2-for-3 as he had two doubles and an RBI. Christian Bruno finished 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI.

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Landon Stoppelmoor allowed three earned runs over the first three innings and Adam Gwirtz earned the win allowing one earned run over the final four innings.

RCTC (26-12) is the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Region XIII Tournament in St. Cloud and opens play on Thursday in the nine-team event.

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