Red Devil hitters kept in check by Tigers

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March 17, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Allen County Community College’s hitters were stymied by Cowley County Community College pitching here Tuesday. The Red Devils had just seven hits in 16 innings of play in losing a Jayhawk Eastern Division doubleheader.
The Tigers won 7-1 in the opener behind the complete-game pitching of Phillip Wilson. Allen County’s Matt Stalcup pitched four innings and Bryan Couch threw for three innings.
Allen County scored its lone run in the third. Wyatt Hall singled and went to third on an error on the play. Brayden Brumley’s sacrifice fly ball to left field drove in the run.
Michael Schell and Curtis Bunch each had a single in the game. That was all the Red Devil hitters could do against Wilson.
It was 2-1 after three innings. Cowley County plated three runs in the fourth. Twice throws to the plate weren’t handled on the plays by Schell, who was catching for ACCC.
Allen County had three errors in the game. Stalcup allowed five runs on eight hits, one walk and one hit batter. He struck out three. Couch gave up two runs on one hit and one hit batter and he struck out three batters.
The Red Devils and Tigers played a nine-inning game. The Tigers broke open a 3-2 contest with three runs in the fifth. They added three more runs in the seventh and one in the eighth for a 10-2 victory.
Allen County was checked on four hits. Three came in the fourth when the Red Devils scored two runs.
Marcus Peavler singled and stole second. He scored on a triple by Connor McCrite. Schell, who had two singles in the game, drove in the second run on a base hit.
Kyle Grana took the loss on the mound for ACCC. He worked 4 1/3 innings, surrendering six runs on eight hits, two walks and a hit batter. He had four strikeouts.
John Michael Moore pitched 1 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on three hits and one walk with one strikeout. Brad Alberts pitched two innings, allowing one run on two hits and three walks and had four strikeouts Aaron Burke struck out the side in his one inning of work.
Cowley County’s Drew Rainey threw seven innings  and Matt Garcia had two innings.
The losses dropped the Red Devils to 1-3 in conference play and 7-8 overall.
Allen County moved its home doubleheader with Highland from Friday to Thursday. First pitch is at 1 p.m. at Red Devil Field.

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