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4 KCKCC HURLERS BLANK JEWELL; LEAGUE LEADING COFFEYVILLE HERE THURSDAY

4 KCKCC HURLERS BLANK JEWELL; LEAGUE LEADING COFFEYVILLE HERE THURSDAY

 

                Four pitchers combined on nine shutout innings Tuesday as Kansas City Kansas Community College stretched its winning streak to six in a row with a 7-0 blanking of William Jewell JV.

                The win sets up a pivotal four-game series with Coffeyville, the Jayhawk Conference leader with a 15-1 record. Coffeyville comes to KCKCC for a doubleheader Thursday starting at 1 p.m. before the Blue Devils go to Coffeyville for a twin bill Saturday.

                Jonathan Boyer worked the first inning in his first start of the season, Hunter Phillips and Jonathan May each pitched three innings and Derek Watkins the final two as they combined on a 5-hitter, striking out four and walking none.

                Third baseman Daniel LaMunyon swung the big bat, driving in two runs with a home run, double and single while Christian Arnold doubled twice and Garrett McKinzie singled twice.

LaMunyon broke up a 0-0 deadlock in the fourth with a home run to left and the Blue Devils added two runs each in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Bunts played a big role in the two-run seventh. After a leadoff double by Arnold and a bunt single by LaMunyon, Eric Hinostroza's ground ball scored one run and Zane Mapes and Tanner Foerschler followed with bunts to score LaMunyon.

Back-to-back doubles by Arnold and LaMunyon following a single by McKinzie scored the two runs in the seventh and the final two runs crossed in the eighth on a hit batsman, Lucas Norton's double and McKinzie's single, each of which scored a run.