Red Devils handle Blue Devils

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April 13, 2010 - 12:00 AM

With one swing of the bat, Autumn Lamle put Allen County Community College  in front for good Monday afternoon. Lamle planted a pitch from Kansas City, Kan., Community College’s Sarah Payan over the centerfield fence.
It was a scoreless ball game with one out in the bottom of the third. Shawna Blakesley had singled and Amy Carr beat out a bunt for a base hit.
After ACCC’s home run leader Jenna Sigg struck out, Lamle cranked out a the three-run homer. It would stand up.
Allen County beat visiting Kansas City, Kan., 3-0 in the first of two Jayhawk Eastern Division games. The Red Devils rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the second game to win 6-3.
The Register had looked at the ACCC softball schedule wrong. It is today the Red Devils face Jayhawk East-leading Johnson County Community College and the games are in Overland Park.
Allen County improved to 17-3 in conference and in NJCAA Region VI, Division II play. It is 28-16 overall.
The Red Devils are tied with Cowley County for second in the East. They sit behind Johnson County and Cowley County in third place in Region VI, Division II play.
Allen County plays at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., Wednesday
Against the KCK Blue Devils, Allen County’s Lenzie Boring tossed a three-hit shutout. She walked three and struck out seven.
Carr had two singles in the game. Sigg tripled and Lamle’s only hit was the home run. Hitting a single each were Blakesely, Bran-die Hutcheson, Boring and Kylie Taylor.
The Blue Devils scored a run in the first and two in the second. Both times the Red Devils and starting pitcher Brianne Campbell had two outs in the book.
Campbell and later relief pitcher Amy McAfee along with the ACCC defense kept KCK off the bases. Campbell worked three more scoreless innings, retiring the Blue Devils in order. She went five innings, allowed three runs on six hits and struck out two.
It was 1-2-3 for McAfee in her two innings of work. She had two strikeouts.
Allen County scored a run in the second. Kristina Popejoy singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Megan Dillow. Kelci Owens was hit by a pitch. Blakesley, who was 4-for-4 in the game, had an RBI single.
Trailing 3-1, Allen County took the lead in the fourth. With one gone, Taylor singled and Owens reached on an error. Blakesley drove in a run with a base hit as did Denise Swanson. Sigg’s sacrifice fly got home the go-ahead run.
In the sixth inning, Blakesley tripled with one gone and scored on a single by Kassie Summers. Summers swiped second base and scored on a double by Lamle.
Blakesley connected for three singles and a triple. Popejoy hit two singles. Lamle and Callie Umholtz each had a double. Hitting a single each were Swanson, Summers, Sigg, Dillow and Taylor.

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