KCKCC HANDS NO. 7 COWLEY TWO LOSSES
Kansas City Kansas Community College handed No. 7 ranked Cowley County a double setback Friday. The Lady Blue Devils pounded out 28 hits in winning 7-6 and 8-5 at Cowley .
KCKCC built a 7-3 lead in the opener at Cowley before the Lady Tigers scored three times in the seventh and had the tying and winning runs on base before Leslie Ford got a game-ending fly ball to Laura Vanderheiden in right field. Only three of the six runs given up by Ford were earned.
Catcher Megan Dike had four hits and two crucial RBI, Mierra Morisette and Hanna Barnhart three hits each and Lacey Santiago two in a 15-hit KCKCC attack. After Amanda Holroyd had singled in a run in the first, the Blue Devils scored four times in the second on five straight hits, singles by Dike, Vanderheiden and Santiago, a double by Justice Scales and a two-run triple by Morisette. The final two runs came identically. Barnhart led off both the fifth and seventh innings with singles and scored each time on two-out singles by Dike.
Tied 2-2 through five innings of the nightcap, the Blue Devils exploded for six runs in the sixth powered by a 3-run home run by Hanna Barnhart, her first of the season and fourth RBI of the game. Successive one-out singles by Ashley Henington, Vanderheiden, Santiago and Justice Scales ignited the rally before Barnhart rapped a 3-2 pitch for a home run. Barnhart also singled in a run in a 2-run first following the first of three hits by Santiago and the first of two by Morisette.
Elizabeth Seimears limited Cowley to just two runs the first six innings before the Tigers scored three times in the seventh, two after a one-out error. Ford came on with one out to record her second save of the season.