Devils hot on softball diamond

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

CHANUTE — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils recorded their third sweep of Jayhawk Eastern Division opponents in three straight doubleheaders.
Allen County defeated host Neosho County Community College 4-1 and 6-3 Tuesday. The Red Devils got identical pitching performances form Jenna Wendt and Brianne Campbell. They both allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four in complete game stints.
On Monday, the Red Devils rolled past visiting Labette Community College 16-2 and 13-1. Wendt got the win in the opener, allowing eight hits, walking seven and striking out three. Whitney Sullivan finished the game on the mound in the seventh.
Campbell threw a two-hitter for ACCC at home. She walked two and struck out six.
The Red Devils are 9-3 in Jayhawk East play and 18-20 overall. More important the six-game win streak puts them at 11-3 in NJCAA Region VI, Division II play.
In Tuesday’s first game, Allen County scored two runs in the third and two in the seventh inning. Dana Stephenson hit a two-run home run with Terra Woods on base in the seventh.
Stephenson had a single also. Kate Gibson and Woods each had two singles. Hitting a single each were Kristina Popejoy, Jordan Talley, Chalice Schmollinger and Autumn Lamle.
Talley delivered a two-run shot with Sullivan on base in the first inning of the second game. The Red Devils manufactured two more runs in the second and two more in the seventh.
Shawna Blakesley, who had a two-run single, led the ACCC offense with two base hits and a double. Stephenson had a single and a triple while Sullivan drove in two runs on a single and had a double. Gibson and Woods each had a single.
Against Labette Monday, the Red Devils pounded out 15 hits in each game. Stephenson went 3-for-4 with a single, double and triple in the first game. She drove in five of ACCC’s 16 runs.
Schmollinger had a two-run home run in a six-run fourth inning. Popejoy had three singles and a double and Woods had three singles. Sullivan hit two singles. Blakesley and Autumn Lamle had a single apiece.
Allen County scored 10 runs in the second inning of the second game with Labette. Popejoy had a two-run home run in that inning and later had an RBI double.
Stephenson continued to rip the softball as she had three single and a solo home run. Blakesley cranked out two doubles while Gibson and Kassie Summers each had a single and a double. Hitting a single each were Sullivan, Talley, Amy Carr and Woods.
Allen County travels to Neosho, Mo., Thursday to play Cottey College.