Devils split with Cavaliers

Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Allen County Community College’s Mark Thompson had a strong outing in relief Saturday. Thompson shut down ninth-ranked Johnson County Community College’s Cavaliers after two innings. The Red Devils beat their hosts 10-6.

OVERLAND PARK — Down 6-0 in the first two innings to the ninth-ranked team in the nation, Allen County Community College’s Red Devils had work to do.
Mark Thompson settled down on the mound. Then the Red Devil offense erupted for 10 runs in the fourth inning.
The Red Devils decked the No. 9 Johnson County Community College Cavaliers 10-6. It was the first loss of Jayhawk Eastern Division play for the Cavaliers.
Allen County had seven hits in the 10-run fourth. It all started with one out.
Michael Schell drew a walk then Michael Samuel singled followed by Wyatt Hall reaching on an error.
Bretton Ater drove in a run with a base hit. Marcus Peavler delivered a two-run single. Dillon Hazlett had an RBI base hit and Seth Dutton’s single drove in two runs.
William Reddick and Danny White each reached via a walk. Schell’s sacrifice fly to right brought in a run. Samuel had his second single of the inning to plate a run. Hall doubled down the left field line as two runs came home.
Thompson came on in relief of starter Ben Rister in the first inning. Riser walked the first three batters of the game and allowed three runs.
Thompson gave up three runs in the first and second innings on two hits. He only gave up one more hit in the game to the Cavaliers as he pitched seven innings. He walked two, hit two batters and struck out two.
Johnson County used four pitchers in the game.
Peavler and Samuel had two base hits each. Reddick, Schell and Hall had a double apiece. Hitting a single each were Ater, Hazlett and Dutton.
In the second game, Johnson County used a four-run fifth to take a 5-0 lead on its way to a 6-1 win. Allen County scored in the sixth.
Hall doubled to left and moved to third on a ground-put. Peavler reached on a dropped third strike then Hazlett hit an RBI single.
Hazlett had two singles in the game. Hall’s double was the only other hit for ACCC.
David Ormiston took the loss after working four innings as the starter. He was charged with two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four.
Matthew Stalcup pitched one-third of an inning, surrendering two runs on one hit and one walk. He struck out one. John Michael Moore worked 1 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on three hits and one hit batter. Moore struck out two.
The Red Devils stand at to 4-4 in the Jayhawk East and 12-8 overall. Johnson County sits atop of the East at 7-1 and 21-4.
The Red Devils travel to Arkansas City Tuesday to take on second-place Cowley County (8-2, 17-7).