Allen baseball sweeps Baker

Allen Community College extended its winning streak to five with a four-game sweep over visiting Baker. Allen outscored the visitors by a collective 38-4.



February 19, 2024 - 3:10 PM

A young Allen Community College baseball team celebrated a dominant weekend with a sweep of visiting Baker University.

The Red Devils took the first two games of the four-game set on Thursday, rolling to wins of 9-0 and 10-0.

Allen capped off teh fun with 13-2 and 6-2 victories on Sunday.

Allen (7-5) takes a five-game winning streak into a doubleheader Tuesday against Ottawa University.

The wins were a byproduct of throwing strikes, which in turn led to crisp defense, Allen assistant coach Wyatt Moore said.

“We were throwing it over, getting strikes and getting on top early,” Moore explained. “And then we let the defense make plays.

“It was definitely a group effort from an offensive perspective,” he continued. “We had a lot of guys come up with two-out RBI hits. Collectively, 1 through 9, we mixed up our lineup and gave a lot of guys opportunities, and they took advantage.”


Allen 9, Baker 0

Saul Bolivar was the story in Thursday’s opener, tossing a two-hit shutout over seven innings, with 1 strikeouts and no walks.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils pounded Baker pitching for 10 hits, including Parker Martin’s two-run home run. Garret Rusch singled three times with three runs, Colton Ayres singled twice, and Armando Navarro and Caleb Horsey singled once.

Allen 10, Baker 0

Jack Bland limited Baker to three hits over five innings with three strikeouts.

Allen put the game away with a five-run third and a four-run fourth.

Martin doubled twice to pace the offense. Carson Shepherd also had a double and three RBIs.  Martin singled twice, as did Jack Harris. Bjarne Reinhardt and Anthony Talpa also singled.