LATE-INNING HOME RUNS RALLY BLUE DEVILS TO 11-10 JAYHAWK WIN
Kansas City Kansas Community College pounded out 16 hits including three home runs in an 11-10 Jayhawk Conference win over Fort Scott Tuesday but then gave up 21 hits in an ll-5 second game setback.
The games were played at the WyCo Sports Complex where the Blue Devils are home again today against Ottawa JV and again Thursday for a pair of night games against a University of Kansas Club team at 6 and 8 p.m.
Trailing 8-5 in the opener, the Blue Devils rallied with a pair of home runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for the 11-10 win. Winning pitcher Brittany Gustin started the rally with a 3-run game-tying home run after back-to-back leadoff singles by Geena Harris and Kennedy Rasmussen. After singles by Sam Sudac and Kaylynn Stratton helped put the Blue Devils in front 9-8, Tiffany Killam delivered what proved to be the winning runs with a 2-run round-tripper.
The homer gave Killam a perfect day at bat, a single, two doubles and the home run while Harris and Rasmussen each added three singles and Stratton two. Mekayla Guerrero got the Blue Devils in front with a solo home run in the first and KCKCC added two more on a double by Killam and run-scoring singles by Harris and Rasmussen. The Blue Devils other two runs came in the third on consecutive singles by Killam, Morgan Oroke, Harris and Rasmussen.
Fort Scott put the tying and lead runs on base with none out in the seventh before Gustin retired the final three Greyhounds.
Fort Scott scored four runs in the first inning and five more in the third in the 11-5 nightcap. Killam and Stratton each had a pair of hits for KCKCC but the big blow was a 3-run double by Harris in a 4-run fourth inning. It was Harris' fourth RBI of the game.
Tiffany Killam crossing home after a Home run.
(Photo taken by: Jan Humphreys)