Red Devil softball team goes 2-2

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Shawna Blakesley has a bead on the softball during an at-bat in a home game this season. Over the weekend, Allen County Community College’s softball team went 2-2 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play on the road.

ARKANSAS CITY — Conference-leading Cowley County Community College’s Tigers powered past Allen County Community College’s Red Devils on Friday afternoon.
The Red Devils were victims of a no-hitter losing 8-0. They had five hits in a 6-0 loss.
The two losses broke a six-game winning streak for Allen County’s softball team. The Red Devils moved on from there.
On the road again Saturday, the Red Devils swept their host, Independence Community College, in Jayhawk Eastern Division play. Allen County won 15-4 in five innings and then held on for a 6-5 victory.
Allen County is 11-5 in Jayhawk East play and 20-22 overall. The Red Devils were to have played at home against Brown Mackie today but wet field conditions postponed the games.
The Red Devils will host Johnson County Tuesday at 2 p.m.
On Saturday, Allen County used 16 hits to down Independence 15-4 in five innings. Autumn Lamle had a two-run home run and a two-run double in the game.
Kate Gibson tagged a pitch for a two-run home run in the fifth. Shawna Blakesley, who had three singles in the game, was aboard for both ACCC home runs. Gibson also had a single.
Terra Woods drove in six runs on two doubles and a single. Dana Stephenson connected for three base hits and a double. Whitney Sullivan singled.
Allen County scored three runs in the second, five each in the third and fourth innings then two more in the fifth.
Jenna Wendt pitched 2 2/3 innings for ACCC, allowing four runs on five hits, three walks and one hit batter. She had two strikeouts. Sullivan threw 2 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout softball and had three strikeouts.
In the second game, Brianna Campbell went the distance on the mound for ACCC. The Red Devils led 6-2 after five innings.
Campbell worked herself out of a tough sixth inning. The Lady Pirates scored three runs and had the tying run on. Campbell struck out the next batter to preserve the one-run lead.
Campbell and the Red Devils retired the Lady Pirates in order in the seventh. Campbell gave up seven hits, walked five and struck out seven in the game.
Gibson hit another two-run home run, which came in the fifth inning, plus had a single for ACCC. Sullivan had a double and two singles. Woods and Stephenson each had a single and triple.
Blakesley and Lamle hit two singles each. Amy McAfee and Kassie Summers had a single apiece.
Against NJCAA Division II’s fourth-ranked Cowley County Tigers, the Red Devils did not get a hit in the opener Friday, losing 8-0. Wendt was the losing pitcher allowing nine hits, walking two and striking out two.
In the second game, Blakesley connected for two doubles and Stephenson had two singles. Jordan Talley singled. Allen County wasn’t able to score, losing 6-0.
Campbell took the pitching loss. She allowed 10 hits and had one strikeout.