Red Devils drop pair to Cowley



April 29, 2016 - 12:00 AM

It is a rare occurrence when an opposing pitching staff can shut down the powerful Red Devil offense in two straight games.

But that is exactly what happened on Thursday when Allen Community College hosted the Cowley County Community College.

Cowley topped Allen by scores of 8-1 and 13-3.

With several scouts in attendence to watch Tigers’ pitcher  Carson LaRue, the sophomore didn’t disappoint. In the 8-1 win, LaRue pitched all seven innings and allowed only four hits and one walk. 

The Red Devils’ only run came on a seventh-inning home run from clean-up hitter Ben Aslett.

Brett Nice started for the Red Devils on the mound and he surrendered just four hits in his five innings of work, but also allowed four walks. Cowley scored three runs off of Nice in the second inning. 

The next four innings were a pitcher’s duel as neither team could crack the scoreboard. 

That changed in the seventh inning when Cowley broke the game open with five runs in the final frame.

The Red Devils got a run back with Aslett’s home run.


THE SECOND GAME didn’t go any better for Allen as they fell 13-3, despite Torrence Sumerlin’s big day at the plate.

Sumerlin had a double and a home run, but it was the Red Devil defense that hurt Allen’s chance.

Allen committed nine errors which resulted in six of the 13 runs Cowley scored being unearned.

In addition to Sumerlin’s pair of hits, Mason Gifford also had two base hits. Torey Jordan had the only other hit for Allen.

The Red Devils wrap up their regular season today when they travel to Cowley for a doubleheader to finish the series.


Allen will then know its playoff fate. The playoffs begin next weekend.