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Blue Devils finish Cocoa Expo 8-2
Blue Devil Baseball
Austin Daily Herald

The Riverland Community College baseball team finished its run at the Cocoa Expo in Florida Friday the way it wanted, with a pair of wins.

With those victories, the Blue Devils cap a strong, week-long performance against solid competition and head back to Austin with eight victories in 10 games.

“It was a very successful trip,” Riverland head coach Scott Koenigs said. “Obviously when you win eight out of 10 games, you’re pretty happy.”

On Friday, Riverland scored wins of 13-5 in game one and 8-4 in game two, with both victories coming in a doubleheader against Jamestown College out of New York.

In game one, Mitch Jaeger pitched seven innings with seven strikeouts for the Blue Devils, with the offense backing him up nicely.

At the plate for Riverland, Dustin Fritz went three for three, with three runs scored and two doubles, and the team scored 13 runs on 11 hits while playing error-free defense.

In addition, Aaron Fischer connected for his first collegiate home run and went two for five.

In game two, it was more of the same.

Brad Winkelman pitched four and a third innings to score the win, while the offense rallied from a 4-0 hole to score eight runs in the third en route to the victory.

At the plate, Shawn Pape went two for three, while Brian Voigt smashed his second home run of the year.