ACCC sweeps Cottey College

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

With one out and bases loaded, Allen County Community College pitcher Jenna Wendt hit a Cottey College batter. It forced in the first run of the game and it came in the fifth inning.
But the freshman didn’t get rattled. She came back and struck out the next two batters to end the threat.
Her ACCC teammates had her back so to speak. The Red Devils scored three runs in their half of the inning on their way to a 3-1 victory Thursday.
Allen County battled back from a 3-2 deficit in the second game. The Red Devils pulled out a 4-3 win in seven innings.
With the doubleheader sweep at home, the Red Devils improved to 6-8 overall. They are 2-0 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play.
They play their first home divisional doubleheader Tuesday against Labette Community College. Play begins at 2 p.m.
Allen County went to work in the bottom of the fifth of first game down 1-0. With one out, Dana Stephenson connected for a single to the outfield which was misplayed by Cottey. She ended up at third base.
Whitney Sullivan was hit by a pitch and Shawna Blakesley drew a walk to load the bases.
Kristina Popejoy’s sacrifice fly to center field drove in the tying run. Kate Gibson cranked out a two-run single.
Wendt only gave up two hits in the game. She walked one and hit two batters. She struck out eight in the victory.
Jordan Talley had two singles for ACCC. Hitting a single each were Stephenson, Gibson, Kassie Summers, Chalice Schmollinger and Terra Woods.
In the second game, Allen County scored a run in the first to take the lead. Cottey College plated three runs in the second inning and ACCC added a run in its half of the inning.
Allen County tied the game at 3-3 with a run in th sixth. Blakesley reached third base on an error and scored on a single by Popejoy.
Woods opened the seventh inning with a single then swiped second base. Summers delivered a sacrifice bunt to drive in the winning run.
Freshman Brianne Campbell went the distance on the mound for ACCC. She surrendered five hits, walked two and struck out three.
Stephenson connected for a single and a double. Sullivan doubled. Popejoy and Woods each had a single.