Red Devils Split Series With Highland

Red Devils Split Series With Highland

Iola, KS- The Red Devils and the Highland Community College Scotties matched up for the final 2 games of their 4 game conference match up on the campus of Allen Community College on Saturday. 

Austin Cross (Hillsboro, KS) got the nod in game 1 on Saturday.  Cross earned the win going 3 innings striking out 3 and walking 1.  Hector Abreu (Yabucoa, PR) threw 2 2/3 inning giving up 4 runs, scattering 6 hits and striking out 4.  Earning the save in the game was Conner Darnell (Chouteau, OK) fired the final 1 1/3 allowing no hits and striking out 2. 

Leading the offense was Matt Phipps (Dublin, OH) and Sky-Lar Culver (Mountain Home, AR).  Both had 2 hits and 2 RBI's a piece.  Also having a multiple hit day was Nathan Best (Olathe, KS).  Best finished the day 2 for 3 and a run scored.  Aaron Mason (Omaha, NE) finished with a double and 2 RBI's.

Taylor Gulick (Baker City, OR) took the ball in game 2.  Gulick was dealt the loss going only 2 innings giving up 4 runs 3 of which were earned.  Colton Crisp (Whitewater, KS) fired 5 1/3 scoreless innings striking out 9 and scattering 5 hits.  Jonathan Walker (Topeka, KS) and Nathan Woodruff (Atlanta, GA) combined over the last 2 innings striking out 3 and walking none.

The Red Devil offense couldn't sustain much of an offense in game 2.  The Red Devils managed 9 hits but they left 8 runners on base.  Tony Dougan (Wellsville, KS) had 2 hits for the Red Devils.  Brayden Whitchurch (Wichita, KS) also had 2 hits in the game.  Culver and Best finished with 2 hits a piece as well.

The Red Devils are home again on Thursday against Neosho County starting at 1 pm.