Red Ravens hand Red Devils double loss

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Allen County Community College’s Red Devils catch Coffeyville Community College’s Brandon Elmore in a rundown in the second game here Wednesday. Red Devil third baseman Josh Ward (12) has the baseball and applied the tag for the out.

Allen County Community College’s baseball team had not lost at home in 2009.
Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens pulled out two one-run victories late against the Red Devils Wednesday. The Red Ravens won 3-2 and 5-4 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play.
Allen County had won nine games at home this season. Coffeyville’s pitching restricted Allen County’s offense to mainly singles in the two games.
The Red Devils dropped to 12-8 in Jayhawk East play and 20-12 overall.
On one of the best days of the young season, the Red Devils weren’t able to hold onto one-run leads late in either game.
David Ormiston, ACCC’s first-game starter, had scattered six hits through six innings of action and only allowed one run. He got into trouble in the top of the seventh inning with one gone.
Coffeyville had a double and a single in the seventh. Allen County went to the bullpen for John Michael Moore trying to protect a 2-1 lead.
The Red Ravens used back-to-back base hits to drive in two runs to take the lead.
Coffeyville’s Jake Mitchelltree stayed on the mound for the bottom of the seventh inning. He got Allen County’s first two hitters to fly out.
Dillon Hazlett singled to keep the Red Devils alive. Seth Dutton drew a walk then William Reddick hitting into a fielder’s choice to end the game.
Allen County tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first inning. Bretton Ater singled and advanced to third on an error. Ater scored on a wild pitch.
In the third inning, Wyatt Hall walked and went to second on a passed ball. With one out, Marcus Peavler hit an RBI sacrifice fly to center.
Hazlett had three singles in the game and Stefaan Jefferson had two singles. Hitting a single each were Ater, Josh Ward and Michael Samuel.
Ormiston took the loss, allowing three runs on 10 hits and had three strikeouts. Moore gave up two hits.
The second game went much like the first. Allen County got single runs in the first and third innings to lead 2-0.
Ater doubled in the first and later scored on a wild pitch. In the third, Ater had a bunt single, stole second and later scored on a wild pitch.
Allen County had trouble getting out of the top of the fourth. Coffeyville got two on then the Red Devils got a pop-up and a pick-off for two outs. Two more hits and two ACCC errors later, Coffeyville led 3-2.
The Red Devils regained the lead in their half of the inning. Ward tied it with a solo home run over the left field fence. Jefferson reached on an error and Kyle Linnebur singled. A wild throw allowed Jefferson to score.
ACCC starter Mark Thompson got into trouble in the sixth. A single and an error put runners in scoring position for the Ravens. Ben Rister come on in relief but the Ravens scored two runs.
The Red Devils couldn’t respond and lost 5-4.
The other hit in the game was a single by Hazlett.
Allen County goes to Independence Friday to finish a suspended game.