ACCC swings away at Cottey

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April 15, 2010 - 12:00 AM

NEVADA, Mo. — Playing their third doubleheader in as many days, Allen County Community College Red Devils came out swinging against host Cottey College Wednesday.
The Red Devils probably took out a bit of frustration from losing to NJCAA Division II No. 4 Johnson County Tuesday. Johnson County beat ACCC 4-2 and 13-4 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play.
Allen County nailed pitches from Cottey Comet pitchers for a total of 40 hits in two five-inning games. The Red Devils won 16-3 and 21-6.
The Red Devils are 30-18 overall. They are 17-5 in Region VI, Division II play and 15-5 in Jayhawk East action.
They play four more doubleheaders in the next six days. Allen County goes to Dodge City Friday and is at Pratt Saturday then is at Cloud County Monday.
The Red Devils return home for a pair with Labette on Tuesday. They wrap up the regular season at home April 24 for sophomore day against Hesston.
On Wednesday, the Red Devils scored eight runs in the first inning of both games. They never trailed in either contest.
Lenzie Boring pitched four innings for the win in the first game. Boring gave up a run on four hits and had seven strikeouts. Amy McAfee pitched one inning, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk. She struck out one.
Allen County had three home runs among 17 hits. Autumn Lamle hit a two-run shot in the first inning. Callie Umholtz connected for a three-run homer in the third and Brandie Hutcheson, who also had a single in the game, followed with a solo shot.
Jenna Sigg had three singles while Boring hit two doubles. Shawna Blakesley hit a single and a double and Kylie Taylor had two base hits as did Amy Carr. Chalice Schmollinger and Kassie Summers had a single apiece.
Sigg hammered out two doubles and two two-run home runs in the second game. Dillow had a single, a double and a three-run triple. Blakesley connected for four base hits.
Taylor had three singles while Kristina Popejoy and Kelci Owens had a single-double combination. Umholtz hit two singles. Lamle, Kayla Johnston and Denise Swanson had a single apiece.
Brianne Campbell was the winning pitcher, going four innings. She allowed six runs on three hits. McAfee pitched one inning.
At Johnson County Tuesday, the Red Devils led 1-0 in the fourth but the Cavaliers scored three runs in the fifth. Johnson County went on to win 4-2.
Boring took the loss, giving up seven hits and walking one while striking out five.
Blakesley hit two singles and a double and Boring had two singles. Sigg and Umholtz each hit a single.
Sigg’s two-run home run highlighted a four-run first inning in the second game. But that was it as Johnson County pushed across six runs in the second and four in the third on its way to a 13-4 win in five innings.
Campbell, McAfee and Boring had turns on the mound in the game. Blakesley had two singles. Popejoy doubled. Lamle and Umholtz had a base hit apiece.

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