Allen falls to Cowley County

Allen Community College had home runs from Madisyn Havenstein, Jenna Hendrix and Kaitlyn Miller Saturday, but it was not enough in a pair of losses to Cowley County. Allen returns to action Thursday against Highland.

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April 15, 2024 - 2:59 PM

Allen Community College's Abby Marsh delivers a pitch earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

ARKANSAS CITY — Strong offensive performances from Allen Community College’s Madisyn Havenstein, Jena Hendrix and Brooklyn Goehring weren’t enough Saturday for the Red Devils, who lost both games of their doubleheader at Cowley County.

Havenstein homered twice in Game 1, but Cowley’s seven-run second inning proved too much to overcome in a 12-4 victory. Havenstein went deep in both the second and fourth innings for the Red Devils. Goehring singled in the top of the fifth and scored on Bailee Campbell’s sacrifice fly. Hendrix followed with a solo home run for Allen’s fourth and final run.

Havenstein added a single to her two home runs. Hendrix’s home run was her only hit of the day. Hayley Gerberding chipped in with a double. Goehring and Camrynn Yardley also had singles.

Yardley started in the pitching circle, giving up eight hits over 2.2 innings. Abby Marsh picked 1.1 innings of hitless relief.

HENDRIX started the second game with another home run after Campbell’s sacrifice fly brought Goehring home for a 2-0 lead. Cowley responded with three in the bottom of the first, but Kaitlyn Miller evened things up in the second with her solo home run.

But Allen’s bats went silent over the next four innings as Cowley tacked on one in fourth, three in the fifth and one in the sixth to take an 8-3 lead.

Allen gave the Tigers one last scare in the top of the seventh. Kylar Smith, Goehring and Gerberding hit consecutive one-out singles before Paxton Meyer reached on an error to make it 8-4. Hendrix lofted a sacrifice fly to center, pulling Allen one run closer, but the rally ended with a strikeout.

Goehring led the offense with two singles and a double. Hendrix and Miller had home runs. Smith singled and doubled. Gerberding and Campbell had singles.

Morgan Collins pitched the first 4.1 innings, allowing three hits with two strikeouts. Marsh again pitched in relief, allowing two hits over 1.2 innings.

THE RED DEVILS will host Highland Thursday.

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