RCTC splits second pair of double headers with Western Tech

RCTC splits second pair of double headers with Western Tech

Rochester, MN - The RCTC Yellowjackets and Western Tech Cavaliers played their 3rd and 4th games in less than a week, and even decided to plahy a little extra baseball in game one, of their evening double header.  The Jackets (who swept the Cavaliers in LaCrosse early in the week) settled for a plit in the second set of games, drpping game one 8-6 in extra innings, before winning the nightcap 5-4.

Game one looked to be a pitching duel early as neither tem could do much against the opposing starter.  The game was tied 2-2 after five with RCTC starter Mitch McMurl ging 4 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits.  The score remained 2-2 until the 7th as Western erupted for 4 runs in the top of the frame only to have RCTC answer with 4 in their half of the inning.  Western then added to in the top of the 8th to secure the win. Sanders Napoles went 2-3 with a homerun, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in the loss.  Matt Rhodes added a double and 2 RBI's in the game.

In game two, the Jackets got to Western early scoring 1 in the first and 2 in each of the 2nd and 3rd to take a 5-1 lead, before holding on for the 5-4 victory.  Ben Strassman picked up the win going 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. while striking out 6.  Parker Anderson picked up the save going the final 2 innings.

Brad Barkema had 2 doubles in going 2-3 with an RBI. Jorge Reyes picked up a double and was 2-3, and Luca Fredin was 1-2 with an  RBI, and run scored.

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