Red Devils split with Labette

Allen Community College's baseball team rallied late to win the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday against Labette. The Cardinals won Game 2 as the teams prepare for another doubleheader Saturday in Parsons.


March 7, 2024 - 1:59 PM

Allen Community College's Bjarne Reinhardt bats in a game earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

With rain arriving as expected Thursday, Allen Community College pushed its home doubleheader with Labette up a day, with the teams squaring off on a brilliant Wednesday afternoon.

Allen rallied late in the opener to win, 4-3, before the Cardinals rebounddd with a one-hitter in the nightcap, prevailing 5-1.

The split puts Allen at 12-8 as the teams head to Parsons Saturday for two more games.

Allen’s relief pitchers Seth Broadwell, Ethan Payne and Elias Muller shined. Muller picked up the win by shutting out Labette with three hitless, scoreless innings, with a pair of strikeouts.

He was hardly the only pitching star. Bolivar allowed one earned run with four strikeouts over three innings in the start. Broadwell struck out three over two innings, while Payne recorded two strikeouts in his hitless inning on the mound.

That allowed the Red Devils to recover from a 3-1 deficit with two in the bottom of the sixth and one in the ninth.

Meese Robberse had the team’s only extra base hit, a double. Bjarne Reinhardt, Logan Martin, Colton Ayres and Collin Godfrey added singles.

Carson Shepherd had the Red Devils’ only hit in the nightcap, but Allen still led 1-0 after three innings.

The Cardinals knotted the score with a run in the top of the fourth before tacking on two runs in both the fifth and seventh innings.

Jack Bland took the loss for ACC. He pitched into the fifth inning with a pair of strikeouts. Manuel Toro and Brayden Thompson both saw action on the mound as well.

Toro went 1.2 of scoreless relief with a strikeout. Thompson allowed a hit and no earned runs in his inning of work.

After this weekend, Allen takes on Cowley County for a four-game series starting Thursday. The squads will face off in Winfield on Thursday for two before returning to Iola for another twin bill on March 16.