Red Devils lose two to Panthers

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Weather has not been good to Allen County Community College’s Red Devil baseball team.
Neither were host Neosho County Community College’s Panthers over the weekend. The Red Devils opened Jayhawk Eastern Division play in Chanute Saturday and lost a doubleheader.
“We ran out of daylight on Saturday. We came home with a 5-3 lead in the second game with two innings to play,” said Val McLean, ACCC head coach.
“We went back Sunday, played two innings and lost 7-5.”
The Red Devils lost 11-10 in the first game Saturday.
Allen County dropped to 8-3 overall. The Red Devils are 0-2 in conference play
The Red Devils were to have played a doubleheader against Friends University’s junior varsity in Wichita Monday. But wet weather canceled that trip.
Today, Allen County was to have been on the road to Parsons playing Labette Community College. Rain has postponed those games also. No make-up dates were available yet.
On Saturday at Chanute, Allen County fell behind Neosho County 6-0 in the first inning. But the Red Devils had an eight-run second inning to claim the lead.
The Red Devils used five hits and three Panther errors to produce the eight runs. Then the Panthers scored a run in the second and two more in the third to take a 9-8 lead.
Allen County got back-to-back singled from Dillon Hazlett and Seth Dutton to begin the fourth inning. With one out, William Reddick drove in the tying run on a base hit.
The Red Devils took a 10-9 lead in the fifth. Wyatt Hall led off with a double and scored on an error as Bretton Ater reached safely.
The Panthers had chased starter Jake Hosey after three innings. Hosey was charged with nine runs on eight hits, three walks and three hit batters. He struck out three.
Ben Rister pitched two innings of scoreless baseball. He allowed two hits and one walk with two strikeouts. John Michael Moore came on in relief in the sixth.
Moore took the loss. He pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on two walks, three hits and he struck out three.
Neosho County scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to win 11-10.
Hazlett hit two doubles and a single for ACCC. Marcus Peavler had a single and a double and Reddick had two singles. Hall doubled. Hitting a single each were Dutton, Josh Ward, Brett Miller and Stefaan Jefferson.
Allen County broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth for a 5-1 lead. Neosho County’s Alan Traylor cranked out a two-run home run in the fifth.
When the game resumed on Sunday, Neosho County scored four runs in the sixth to win.
Mark Thompson took the loss, pitching two-thirds of an inning and giving up two runs on two hits and three walks.
Starter Brandon Faulkner worked five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks with eight strikeouts.
David Ormiston pitched a third of an inning, surrendering two runs on one hit.
Dutton connected for two doubles and a single. Hazlett and Ward each doubled and Ater singled.