Baseball Drops Two to Itasca

Baseball Drops Two to Itasca

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Anoka Ramsey Community College 0 – Itasca Community College 2

The Golden Rams fall in game 1 to Itasca in a low scoring affair

Both teams were strong on the mound on Sunday in the first game of a double-header, but Itasca Community College was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over the Golden Rams on Sunday. Josh Stoll started the game for Anoka-Ramsey Community College and threw five strong innings.  Unfortunately, he was out-duel by Avery Liestman, who recorded the victory for Itasca.  Liestman allowed five hits and zero runs over six innings, while striking out seven  Gage Lund threw one inning of relief for the Vikings.  Stoll took the loss for the Golden Rams. The right hander allowed six hits and two runs over five innings, striking out six and walking one. Matt Ramsdell led Anoka-Ramsey Community College with two hits in three at bats.  The Golden Rams were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Drake Locklear had the most chances in the field with seven.

Itasca Community College 10 – Anoka Ramsey Community College 1

Itasca Community College strikes early, securing their second victory of the day. Anoka-Ramsey Community College watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 10-1 loss to Itasca Community College on Sunday in the second game of the double-header. The Vikings took the lead on a groundout in the first inning, where they never looked back. Anoka-Ramsey struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Itasca Community College, giving up ten runs. Itasca scored six runs in the third inning. Jake Eltiste, Jackson Bonneville, Gage Lund, Carter Kalin, Geremy Mattis, and Jake Eltiste all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Kyle Rutherford was the winning pitcher for the Vikings. The bulldog allowed three hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out two and walking zero. Jayden Hoffmann, Joshua Grimmer, and Logan Jackson all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Jake Contreras took the loss for Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Contreras allowed eight hits and seven runs over two and a third innings, striking out one and walking zero. The Golden Rams one offensive highlight of the game happened in the fourth inning when Bryce Heil hit a home run over the left center field fence, his second of the year. Anoka-Ramsey Community College racked up eight hits in the game. Jeremy Brown and Ramon Perez each collected multiple hits for the Golden Rams. Perez and Brown each collected two hits to lead Anoka-Ramsey.