Brianne Campbell delivers a pitch for Allen County Community College against Highland Tuesday. ACCC won the first game 7-3 but lost the second 3-2.
Allen County Community College’s Red Devils won five straight Jayhawk Eastern Division games before dropping one in the 2010 softball season.
The Red Devils went to 5-0 with a 7-3 decision in Tuesday’s opener against visiting Highland Community College’s Scotties. The Scotties came up with four hits to score two runs in the top of the seventh of the second game and won 3-2.
Allen County is 5-1 in conference play and 11-11 overall. The Red Devils host Hutchinson in a Jayhawk East doubleheader Friday.
The first game starts at 2 p.m. on the ACCC softball field.
The Red Devils scored four runs in the second inning to take the lead in the first game.
Shawna Blakesley reached on an error and Brandi Hutcheson bunted for a base hit. Denise Swanson and Callie Umholtz delivered RBI singles.
A passed ball moved the runners over and Kelci Owens drove in a run on a groundout. Megan Dillow singled to chase home a run.
The Scotties scored twice in the third to make it 4-2. But Lenzie Boring and the Red Devil defense didn’t give any more ground.
Allen County had single-run innings in the fourth, fifth and sixth.
Boring went the distance on the mound for ACCC. She allowed nine hits, walked two and struck out 12.
Hutcheson was 3-for-4 with two singles and a double. Hitting a single each were Dillow, Boring, Jenna Sigg, Swanson, Umholtz and Owens.
Brianne Campbell pitched well in the second game for ACCC. Campbell held the Scotties to a single run in six innings. Allen County scored a run in the second to tie the game.
Autumn Lamle and Blakesley drew back-to-back walks. Kristina Popejoy reached on a fielder’s choice. With two gone, Kylie Taylor was safe on an error and Owens singled in the run.
In the fifth, Dillow doubled, Amy Carr singled and Dillow scored on a sacrifice fly by Lamle.
Campbell gave up just six hits but four of those came in the seventh. The Scotties put together two doubles and two singles to score twice.
The Red Devils went down in order in both the sixth and seventh innings.
Carr had two singles and Dillow doubled. Blakesley, Umholtz, Taylor and Owens each had a single. Campbell walked four and struck out eight.
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