Red Devils get swept, shut out in playoffs

Adam Nauth pitches for Rogers in Saturday’s season-ending defeat. (Photo by Jake Schroer)

By Jake Schroer

Crow River News Sports

The Rogers Red Devils saw their postseason run end after two games with no runs scored as they were shut out 7-0 and 5-0 by the Isanti Redbirds over the weekend.

Isanti defeated Rogers 5-0 on Friday night.

Despite collecting the same amount of hits as the Redbirds, the Red Devils could not push any runs across home plate. Four errors did not help their case.

Isaiah Harken and Bryan McCallum each had a pair of hits.

GAME 2

The Red Devils saw more of the same in the second game of the series, losing 7-0 and ending their season.

Five errors helped doom the Red Devils, as Isanti built a 6-0 lead in the first four innings and kept Rogers off the scoreboard for the second straight game.

Bryan McCallum had three of Rogers’ seven hits.

“Unfortunately, we get guys on, we can’t get them in. It’s been kind of a problem for us all season,” McCallum said, adding that he felt the team could have done a little better in the postseason.

The Red Devils end the season 11-11.

The Saints, meanwhile, won both of their games over the weekend. St. Michael beat Anoka 8-2 and 7-3 on Friday and Saturday to advance to the next round of the playoffs, where they will play Brooklyn Park starting Friday.