Lenzie Boring pitches for Allen County Community College in a home game last week. The Red Devils swept a Jayhawk Eastern Division doubleheader against Labette Community College Tuesday in Parsons.
PARSONS — Two complete games from their starting pitchers, a couple of big hits, timely base running and a solid defense at the right times combined for a doubleheader sweep for Allen County Community College.
The Red Devils defeated host Labette Community College’s Cardinals 4-3 and 2-0 Tuesday in Parsons. The wins boosted the Red Devils to 4-0 in Jayhawk East and Region VI, Division II play.
Allen County is atop those two standings with a 4-0, 7-5 mark.
The Red Devils play Ottawa University’s junior varsity at 1 p.m. Thursday in Ottawa. They travel to Broken Bow, Okla., for the Midwest Classic Saturday and Sunday.
On Tuesday, Lenzie Boring pitched seven innings of six-hit softball for ACCC. The Red Devils were up 4-1 going into the bottom of the seventh. A leadoff walk helped the Cardinals score two runs after two were gone. A single and a double produced the runs.
Boring came back to strike out Kelly Ross to end the inning and the game. Boring had eight strikeouts in the win and walked five.
Boring also drove in a run on two doubles. Shawna Blakesley had a single and a double. Jenna Sigg doubled. Autumn Lamle and Kelci Owens each hit a single.
Down 1-0, Boring and Sigg had back-to-back doubles to tie the game in the fourth. Lamle grounded out and Sigg scored on the throw to make it 2-1.
In the sixth, Lamle singled and Amy Carr went in to run for her. With one gone, Blakesley had an RBI double.
Megan Dillow reached on a two-out error in the seventh. Boring drove her home with a double.
Brianne Campbell and Labette’s Tara Mitchell staged a pitching duel in the second game. They both threw six scoreless innings.
Allen County’s batters broke through in the top of the seventh. Kylie Taylor singled and Jori Graf went in to run. Owens reached on a Labette error and Graf scored. Dillow reached on an error and Owens scored.
Up 2-0 with one out and one on in the bottom of the inning, Allen County committed an error to put the tying runs on base. Campbell struck out Ashley Pritchard and got Kelsey Stacy to fly out to end the game.
Campbell allowed four hits, walked one and struck out eight to record the win for ACCC.
Dillow delivered two singles. Hitting a single each were Carr, Brandie Hutcheson, Blakesley and Taylor.
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