Red Devil baseball sweeps twin bill

Allen Community College's baseball team is back in action after being idle for two weeks. The Red Devils split with Iowa Central Tuesday before sweeping Ottawa's JV squad Wednesday.


February 25, 2021 - 9:29 AM

OTTAWA — With the worst of the winter weather seemingly in the rear view mirror, Allen Community College is taking advantage of the warmer temperatures.

On Wednesday, the Red Devils crushed host Ottawa University’s junior varsity, rolling to wins of 11-2 and 12-0 on the baseball diamond.

The sweep comes one day after Allen split a twin bill against Iowa Central, losing 8-4 and winning the nightcap, 8-6.

Allen is back in action Saturday and Sunday with a four-game set against visiting Ellsworth Community College.

In Wednesday’s opener, the Red Devils scored four in the fifth to break open the game.

Lukas Rich, who drove in a run previously on a sacrifice fly, doubled in a run. Caleb Peterson added an RBI single in the frame as well.

Terry Jordan picked up the win, allowing only a single hit over three scoreless innings, while striking out seven. He followed starter Alex Belch, who pitched two perfect innings, with four strikeouts. 

Alec Roberts, paced the offense with three hits. Levi Bennett, Damon Burroughs, and Khyle Radcliffe all had two hits.

A SIX-RUN fifth and four-run third were more than enough in game two, 

Kurt Golubski and Beau Brown both went deep for the Red Devils, while Alex Dilley, Paxton Bryan and Conner Clark combined to allow a single hit over five innings, with 10 strikeouts.

Lucas McCain and Josh Prinner each hit doubles. Caleb Easeterling drove in four.

TUESDAY’S action, held at the Humboldt Sports Complex, opened with Iowa Central taking control of the opener with a five-run second. Jacob Davenport allowed one earned run in two innings as the starter, with tie strikeouts. Damon Burroughs drove in three with a double and triple.

Roberts added a pair of singles.

.Burroughs and Khyle Radcliffe both homered in the 8-6 victory. Burroughs’s blast came in the first inning, while Radcliffe’s shot pushed ACC up 5-3 in the third.

Levi Bennett picked up the win in relief, while Slade Renfrow earned the save with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings.