Regents Reel in Muskies
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - The Rockford College baseball team began its seven game road trip today when the team headed north to play the Lakeland College Muskies. The Regents swept the Muskies last season 3-0 and 2-0 in a doubleheader that took less than three and half hours. This season the two teams were only able to complete game one with Rockford winning 11-5 before rain washed out game two.
The Regents lead the entire game and scored in all but two innings to win in convincing fashion. Freshman Cole Logemann (Lena, Ill./Lena-Winslow) got things started with a bunt single in the top of the first inning and later scored on an RBI double by Daryn Streed (Belvidere, Ill./North) giving Rockford a 1-0 lead. In the second inning it was Scott Swiderek (Chicago, Ill./Walter Lutheran) who scored off a Adrian Gameros (Rialto, Calif./Carter) sacrifice fly. Lakeland chopped into the Rockford lead with a run in the bottom of the third to make it a one-run game. Following a scoreless fourth inning, the Regents blew the game open with four runs in the fifth inning. The Regents got its first run on Streed RBI single that scored Gameros who had also singled in the inning. Rockford then pushed their lead to 6-1 scoring off a wild pitch and a pair of RBI groundouts from Chris Senn (Apple Valley, Calif./Silverado) and Terry Wiltshire (Elizabeth, Ill./River Ridge). However, Lakeland answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the inning to get back within striking distance at 6-3. Rockford then preceded to score five runs over the next four innings to seal the 11-5 win. Cole Logemann drove in three of those five runs on a pair of singles, and Scott Swiderek drove in the other run with an RBI single of his own.
Rockford used a combination of three pitchers to defeat Lakeland on Tuesday. Senior Daryn Streed threw 7 innings and picked up his third win of the year. Streed surrendered 4 runs while striking out 7 batters and walking just one. Bill Fell (Lake Villa, Ill./Lakes Community) and Joe Rigg (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg) each threw an inning of relief on Tuesday. Fell surrendered no runs or hits while striking out one, and Rigg gave up one run and struck out one batter.
The baseball team will again be on the road on Wednesday, April 23rd for a Northern Athletics Conference doubleheader at MSOE. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.