Staying in contention at the top of the Jayhawk Eastern Division standings, Allen County Community College’s Red Devils went three of four this weekend.
The Red Devil softball team split a doubleheader Friday with second-place Cowley County Community College. Allen County won the first game 3-0 behind the hitting of Shawna Blakesley and the pitching of Lenzie Boring.
Cowley County scored five runs in the third inning of the second game to propel the Tigers to a 9-6 win.
The Red Devils turned around on Saturday and claimed two games from visiting Independence Community College’s Lady Pirates. Allen County won 11-2 in five innings and 6-2.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Red Devils this week. They started out today with a doubleheader against Jayhawk East-leading Johnson County Community College (18-0, 27-6). The Red Devils (15-3, 26-16) hosted the fourth-ranked Cavaliers starting at 2 o’clock.
Allen County defeated 12th-ranked Cowley County 3-0 Friday. Blakesley hit a solo home run to lead off the first inning. In the third inning, Kylie Taylor singled and Jori Graf went in to run for her.
Blakesley cranked out a two-run home run. That was all ACCC needed.
Boring limited the Tigers to three hits. She struck out nine in the victory. The only other hit of the game for Allen County was a single by Callie Umholtz.
Allen County got out to a 2-0 lead on Cowley County in the second game. Blakesley singled and Jenna Sigg delivered a one-out two-run home run.
Megan Dillow doubled with one out in the second for the Red Devils. Dillow stole third and came home on an RBI single by Taylor.
The Tigers used four hits and an ACCC error to score five runs in the third. Cowley County added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings as did ACCC.
Up 7-5, Cowley County scored two more runs in the top of the seventh. Allen County’s final run came on a solo home run by Sigg.
Other hits in the game for ACCC were two singles by Autumn Lamle and a single by Kristina Popejoy.
Brianne Campbell was the losing pitcher as she went five innings. She gave up seven runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout. Amy McAfee pitched two innings, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks.
On Saturday, Blakesley and Lamle had solo home runs in the first inning of the opener against Independence. The Red Devils scored five more runs in the second, taking advantage of several Lady Pi-rate mistakes.
Allen County led 11-0 after four innings. Independence scored twice in the fifth.
Boring pitched four innings of scoreless softball, allowing three hits and striking out 10. McAfee had one inning of work, giving up two runs on two hits and one walk.
Blakesley had a home run and double and Lamle hit a home run and single. Umholtz tripled.
Hitting a single apiece were Amy Carr, Brandie Hutcheson, Taylor and Javyn Carl.
Allen County led 3-0 after three innings of the second contest. Independence scored twice in the fourth.
The Red Devils got the two runs back in their half of the inning. Umholtz singled and with one out Dillow tripled, then stole home. In the fifth inning, Sigg hit a solo home run.
Campbell went the distance for the pitching victory. She gave up six hits and struck out two.
Umholtz and Kelci Owens each had two singles. Blakesley doubled. Lamle and Popejoy each had a single.
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