Devils knock down Pirates

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Turning on the fourth pitch he saw in the fifth inning, Allen County Community College’s Wyatt Hall (9) powers out a walk-off grand slam over the left field fence here Thursday in a 10-0 win for the Red Devils over Independence Community College’s Pirates. The Red Devils swept the doubleheader.

Nothing could be better to spark a team than a walk-off grand slam.
Bases were loaded with Red Devils and Allen County Community College’s second baseman Wyatt Hall was at the plate. The Red Devils were leading the game 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
They had their pitching ace on the mound, sophomore Jake Hosey, for the contest. Hosey was in the bullpen taking some warmup throws anticipating a sixth inning.
Hosey never got to go back out.
Hall turned on a 2-1 offering by Independence Community College reliever Justin Wegener. Hall hit his second home run of the season and his first college grand slam over the left field fence.
The four runs pushed ACCC’s lead to 10-0, ending the game on a run-rule.
Hosey posted his ninth win of the season with a three-hit shutout. He struck out five Pirates.
Allen County had scored a run in the second, two more in the third, then came the seven-run fifth.
Hall also had a single in the game. Seth Dutton drove in three runs on a single and a double. Marcus Peavler hit a single and a double.
Hitting a single each were Bretton Ater, Josh Ward, Kyle Linnebur and Ryan Herrig.
Allen County scored two runs in the first inning of the second game of the Jayhawk East doubleheader. The Red Devils made it stand up with a 2-1 win.
Brandon Faulkner (5-3) won the pitching duel with Independence’s Sam McGill. Faulkner gave up two hits, walked one and hit a batter. He also struck out 10 Pirates.
In the first inning, Peavler was hit by a pitch with one out and Dillon Hazlett drew a walk. Dutton doubled in a run. Ward’s sacrifice fly to center field brought home Hazlett.
The only mistake Faulkner made came in the sixth inning. Jesse Kinzey hit a solo home run with two gone in the inning for the Pirates.
Other hits in the game for ACCC were a single each from Peavler, Ward and Linnebur.
Allen County’s wins allowed it to stay in fourth place in the Jayhawk East. The Red Devils are 15-11 in conference play and 23-15 overall.
Coming to Red Devil Field Saturday is Fort Scott Community College’s Greyhounds. Fort Scott is fifth at 15-11 and 22-19 overall.
The Red Devils go to Highland Sunday for a makeup doubleheader against Highland Community College.