Devils breaking even in conference play

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Looking to the dugout for direction on a hitter is Allen County Community College catcher William Reddick. The Red Devils have been playing on the road of late including a doubleheader at Cowley County Community College Tuesday. They travel to Independence Thursday. They’ll play at home Saturday against Neosho County Community College.

ARKANSAS CITY — Three straight Jayhawk Eastern Division doubleheaders have yielded split decisions for Allen County Community College’s baseball team.
The Red Devils dropped a 10-6 decision to host Cowley County Community College Tuesday. They had to win in eight innings in the second game, 5-4.
Allen County had a 4-0 lead on the Tigers in the second contest. Sophomore starter Brandon Faulkner was cruising along on the mound until the sixth inning.
Faulkner allowed two doubles and in between walked a batter to open the sixth. With one run in, Allen County called on closer John Michael Moore.
Unfortunately, the Tigers scored one more run in the inning then tied the game with two runs in the seventh. Faulkner pitched five full innings, surrendering one run on two hits and three walks. He had seven strikeouts.
With two gone in the top of the eighth, Dillon Hazlett tripled to deep right center field. Seth Dutton reached base on a dropped third strike and Hazlett scored on the passed ball.
Moore and the Red Devil defense had work to do in the bottom of the inning. Allen County worked around two singles and a fielder’s choice to claim the victory.
Moore got the win as he pitched three innings. He allowed three runs on three hits, three walks and a hit batter. He struck out two.
Allen County scored two runs in the first inning. Bretton Ater singled and advanced to third on a wild throw. Marcus Peavler singled to drive in a run then he scored on the second passed ball of the inning.
Hazlett drew a two-out walk in the third. He stole both second and third and scored on a single by Dutton.
Wyatt Hall and Ater had back-to-back base hits leading off the fifth. With one out, Hazlett was intentionally walked and Dutton reached on a fielder’s choice. William Reddick walked to force in a run.
In the game, Hall had a single and triple and Ater and Dutton had two singles each. Hazlett tripled. Hitting a single each were Peavler, Ward, Stefaan Jefferson and Michael Samuel.
With the split, the Red Devils are 5-5 in Jayhawk East play and 13-9 overall. They are tied with Independence (5-5, 13-13), their next opponent. Allen County goes to Independence Thursday.
Cowley County (9-3, 18-8) scored early in the first game Tuesday. The Tigers led 8-0 after four innings and had chased ACCC starter Jake Hosey from the mound.
The Red Devils scored three runs in the sixth. Two of those came on a home run by Josh Ward. Allen County added three more runs in the seventh.
Ater had three singles in the game and two RBIs. Ward had a single and the home run driving in three runs. Hazlett singled twice.
Hitting a single each for Allen County were Peavler, Dutton, Reddick, Jefferson and Samuel.
Hosey took the pitching loss. He worked 3 1/3 innings and was charged with eight runs on 10 hits, one walk and one hit batter. He struck out one.
Zach Dodson pitched 1 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out two. Zac Chase worked one inning, allowed two runs on two hits and had three strikeouts.