On Sunday, April 20, the Riverland Community College Blue Devils visited Alimagnet Park in Burnsville for doubleheader against the Blue Knights. DCTC dropped the first game 2-8, but won the second 10-3.
Riverland scored on a first-inning single and home run to make the score 2-0. DCTC got one run back in the bottom of the first after Spencer Braun hit a sacrifice fly to score Will Dahlgren. The Knights managed only one more run in the game.
Riverland puts things out of reach with a five-run fifth inning. On the mound, Justin Kohls allowed eight hits, four walks, and seven runs in four innings of work. Will Dahlgren, Billy Cook and Adam Stuessel each had two hits in the game.
In game two, DCTC jumped all over Riverland’s starting pitcher, scoring three runs in the first inning and four in the second. First-inning scoring highlights included a solo homer from Marcus Fitzgerald and a two-run blast from Braun. Chase Brown cracked a grand slam in the second.
The Blue Knights tacked on two more runs in the sixth, which was more than enough cushion for the DCTC pitchers. Brad Lawson got the start and pitched five solid innings, allowing five hits and three runs to go along with five strikeouts.
Aaron Kackman came on in relief and threw two scoreless innings. Spencer Braun went three for four with three RBIs. Marcus Fitzgerald added a double, leading the team with 12, to go along with a homerun.
DCTC plays the RCTC Yellow Jackets in Rich Valley on Saturday, April 26, and Minnesota West Blue Jays head for Alimagnet Park on Sunday, April 27, for the final two MCCC South Division doubleheaders of the regular season. The Saturday and Sunday games are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. start times.
Sunday, April 27, is Fan Appreciation Day at Alimagnet Park. Come on out and support the Blue Knights in their final home games before the playoffs. Have fun and enjoy some free food!