Red Devils split with Cowley

Allen Community College's baseball team broke out to a torrid start in winning the first game of a doubleheader with Cowley, but the Tigers bounced back in a bit way to win Game 2.



April 28, 2021 - 9:57 AM

CHANUTE — Allen Community College’s baseball team had things well in hand against Cowley.

The Red Devils raced to leads of 6-0 and 10-2 on the way to a 14-6 romp.

But the fun didn’t last. 

Cowley bounced back to take the nightcap, 9-3, to earn the split at Chanute’s Safari Park baseball diamond.

Allen is at Kansas City Kansas on Thursday for a doubleheader before hosting KCK on Saturday with a twin bill, the team’s first true home game of the season, now that the school’s turf replacement project is complete.

After a double play short-circuited an ACC rally to start Tuesday’s opener, the Red Devils took advantage of three straight walks to start the second inning.

Jonah Weisner laced a double to left field to score two, before Levi Bennett singled to score two more. 

A hit batter and walk led to two more runs, including Colton Patterson’s RBI single, for a 6-0 lead.

Cowley grabbed back two runs in the fourth, but Weisner, Damon Burroughs and Kurt Golubski all went deep in the bottom half of the frame to re-establish a 10-2 advantage.

Lukas Rich got into the act with a two-run blast in the bottom of the fifth.

Bennett’s two-run double capped the scoring in the sixth.

Weisner drove in three and had three runs to go with his double and home run. Bennett’s double and single were good for four RBIs, Rich had two RBIs with his long ball. Burroughs had a run and RBI, Golubski scored three times with two RBIs, including his home run.

Patterson had a single.

Paxton Bryan earned the win, scattering four hits over four innings, with three strikeouts. Luke Carter, Jacob Davenport and Brian Beers pitched in relief, striking out three and allowing seven hits.

COWLEY scored four runs in both the third and fifth innings to take control of Game 2.

Burroughs worked a bases-loaded walk to drive in a run before Logan Easterling hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-2 game in the bottom of the third.

Burroughs then drove in his second run of the game with a sac fly in the bottom of the fifth.

Patrick Babcock took the loss. He surrendered five hits over four innings with  three strikeouts. Reliever Jackson Blake gave up two hits over three innings with four strikeouts.