Allen County Community College’s softball team swept its first doubleheader of the season Friday at home then lost two on Saturday.
The Red Devils go into today’s twin bill against Coffeyville with a 2-2 mark. Today’s action started at 1 p.m. at the ACCC softball field.
Allen County had to rally to win its season opening game Friday against visiting Maplewoods Community College. The Red Devils were up 3-1 until the sixth inning.
Maplewoods scored seven runs in the sixth to take an 8-3 lead. Allen County got three runs back in the bottom of the inning.
Kelci Owens singled and stole second base followed by Amy Carr with a base hit and she stole second. Amy McAfee drove in a run on a single and swiped second base. See a pattern?
Megan Dillow grounded out to drive in a run. Autumn Lamle singled in a run.
McAfee came on in relief of ACCC starter Lenize Boring after one was gone in the sixth. McAfee and the Red Devil defense held Maplewoods scoreless in the seventh.
After one was out, the Red Devil hitters repeated their sixth-inning pattern. Owens single, swiping second, Carr singling and stealing second, McAffe RBI single and stealing second.
This time Dillow singled to drive in the tying run. Lamle drew a walk to load the bases. Jenna Sigg was hit by a pitch which forced in the winning run.
Allen County won 9-8. McAfee got the win in relief as she went 12⁄3 innings, allowing one run on five hits and three walks. Boring pitched 51⁄3 innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits and five walks with four strikeouts in the no-decision.
Dillow doubled and had two singles for the Red Devils. Hitting two singles each were Carr, McAfee, Kristina Popejoy and Owens. Lamle, Sigg, Callie Umholtz and Kylie Taylor each had a single.
Allen County found itself down 3-1 in the first inning of the second game. The Red Devils came out swinging in the second inning and pushed across seven runs. They went on to win 12-8.
The Red Devils used three doubles in the second inning to produce the seven runs. Shawna Blakesley, Dillow and Lamle each had a double in the inning.
Sigg finished with two base hits and a double and Lamle and Blakesley each had a single and a double. Dillow had the double as ACCC had 16 hits in the game.
Brandie Hutcheson connected for three singles. Carr had two base hits. Taylor and Owens each had a single.
Brianne Campbell was the winning pitcher for ACCC. She pitched five innings, giving up eight runs on 10 hits and one walk plus struck out four. McAfee worked two scoreless innings and gave up two hits.
Things didn’t go as well at home Saturday when Iowa Central Community College came to play.
Iowa Central won the first game 5-0. Sigg doubled and Carr singled for the only hits in the game for ACCC. Boring took the pitching loss, allowing eight hits and one walk but struck out nine.
In the second game, Iowa Central posted an 8-0 win. Denise Swanson had a single and a double for ACCC. Sigg singled.
Campbell pitched four innings, giving up six runs on nine hits and two walks for the loss. McAfee pitched two innings, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk with one strikeout.
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