Red Devils split with Johnson County

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Allen County Community College’s Dillon Hazlett, seen here at a recent home game, hit his second grand slam on the season on Friday at Independence. Allen County went 1-2 in games this weekend.

Allen County Community College’s Jake Hosey limited ninth-ranked Johnson County Community College’s Cavaliers to six hits Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devil offense came up with six runs for a 6-1 victory. Unfortunately, Allen County couldn’t carry that momentum to the second game and lost 6-3.
Allen County is 12-10 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play. The Red Devils are 20-14 overall. Johnson County (29-6) stands atop the division at 15-3; two of those conference losses were at the hands of the Red Devils.
The Red Devils host Cowley County Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Hosey had command of the game. Johnson County got its lone run in the fourth inning.
For ACCC, Bretton Ater reached on an error to start the game and scored on a double by Dillon Hazlett. Ater doubled in the third and scored following sacrifice flies by Marcus Peavler and Hazlett.
Up 2-1, the Red Devils put two more runs up in the fourth. William Reddick singled and Josh Ward followed with a two-run home run over the left field fence.
In the fifth inning, Ater and Hazlett were hit by pitches. With two gone, Reddick had an RBI single. In the sixth, Wyatt Hall drew a walk and scored on a two-out double by Peavler.
Ward had the home run while Ater, Peavler and Hazlett each had doubles. Reddick hit two singles and Kyle Linnebur singled.
Allen County only had four hits in the second game. The Red Devils scored single runs in the first, third and seventh innings.
Ater, Peavler and Hall each singled. Linnebur hit a solo home run to left field in the seventh inning.
The Red Devils used five pitchers in the game. Brandon Faulkner, the starter, went 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and four hit batters. He struck out two.
Zach Dodson, Danny Shearman, Ben Rister and John Michael Moore each took a turn on the mound. Dodson allowed two hits and one run and Moore had one hit and one run. Shearman and Rister each gave up one hit.
Allen County completed a suspended game at Independence on Friday. Allen County led 2-1 after two complete innings when the game was halted by rain on March 26.
The Pirates defeated the Red Devils 9-6. They scored four runs in the third to take the lead and added four more in the fourth.
Allen County came up with four runs in the sixth to make it a three-run game. The Red Devils got no closer.
The four runs in the sixth came on a grand slam by Hazlett. Stefaan Jefferson singled, Michael Samuel and Ater reached on walks ahead of Hazlett.
Hazlett also had a single in the game. Ward hit a single and a double. Peavler, Dutton, Jefferson, Samuel and Hall each had a single.
Matthew Stalcup took the pitching loss in relief of starter Mark Thompson. Rister and Shearman followed Stalcup on the mound. Allen County pitchers surrendered 10 hits and issued three walks in the game.