Red Devils, Tigers split Jayhawk East games

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Allen County Community College’s Red Devils rallied for an 8-6 win at home Tuesday against Cowley County Community College’s Tigers.
The Red Devils were in a position to take two on their home field. But the Tigers, who sit second in Jayhawk Eastern Division play, scored eight runs in the second inning on their way to a 12-1 win.
So the Red Devils are 13-11 in conference play and 21-15 overall. They are 11-4 at home with Independence Community College’s Pirates come in to Red Devil Field today.
Allen County is fourth in the Jayhawk East right now. Independence (14-12, 22-20) is fifth. Action starts at 3 o’clock today for a doubleheader.
Against Cowley County, the Tigers scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning to go up 5-0.
Allen County went to work at the plate in its half of the fourth. Marcus Peavler doubled and scored on a double by Hazlett. Seth Dutton powered out a pitch for a two-run home run over the left field fence.
The Red Devils produced three more runs in the fifth to take the lead 6-5. Wyatt Hall singled with one out. Bretton Ater reached on a fielder’s choice then moved around on a stole base and a passed ball.
Peavler walked followed by a two-run triple by Hazlett. Dutton reached on catcher interference and a passed ball allowed a run to score.
In the sixth inning, the Red Devils plated two more runs. Danny White drew a walk and Stefaan Jefferson had a bunt single to get things started.
Kyle Linnebur reached on an error then Hall followed with a RBI base hit. Jefferson scored on an error.
Allen County used five pitchers in the game. David Ormiston was the starter and went four innings, giving up five runs on nine hits and one walk.
Zach Dodson, third pitcher on the mound, got the win in relief. He pitched on inning of scoreless ball and allowed one hit. Danny Shearman pitched 1⁄3 inning with a walk and one hit.
John Michael Moore came in after Dodson and went two-thirds of an inning, allowing one run on one walk. Ben Rister picked up the save, pitching the seventh and giving up one hit.
Hazlett had a double and a triple and drove in three runs. Dutton had the home run and Peavler doubled. Hall had two singles while Ater and Jefferson each had a single.
In the second game, Allen County had three singles. Dutton, Josh Ward and White each had a base hit.
Allen County’s four pitchers surrendered eight hits and walked four batters. Mark Thompson started followed by Benjamin Pearson, Zac Chase and Matthew Stalcup.