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Baseball – JCCC takes two more from Allen, completes sweep


Baseball – JCCC takes two more from Allen, completes sweep

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – After witnessing two dominating pitching performances by Johnson County’s staff Friday night in a pair of wins over Allen Community College, the Cavaliers completed the sweep with a pair of 5-4 victories on Monday. 

In the first game, Darius Hampton drove in the go ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and the Cavaliers hung on for the one-run victory. 

Allen jumped out the early lead, plating four runs in the third off starting pitcher Gage Jacobs. Derek Beier then took the hill for JCCC, and was able to shut down the Red Devils offense. Beier held Allen to just one hit, and struck out five batters, in his four innings of relief. 

JCCC closer Nick Kolarik pitched a perfect seventh to pick up his second save of the season, and his 12th career save. He is now just one shy of the all-time career save mark set in 2009 by Nick Holtgrieve. 

Johnson County scored two runs in the third inning and followed it up with two more in the fifth. Aaron Schnurbusch got on base three times in the game for JCCC with two hits and a walk. He scored one run and had an RBI. 

In the second game, Allen out hit the Cavaliers for the first time in the four-game series, seven to five, but most of that damage came in the final two innings. Allen also stranded nine base runners. 

JCCC starting pitcher Connor Miller was near perfect in his five innings of work. He gave up just one hit, walked two and struck out seven, but did not get the decision. 

Kolarik was the pitcher of record after Allen managed to get back in the game with four runs, three earned, in the top of the seventh inning. 

Juan Bowers’ RBI single in the bottom half of the inning gave JCCC the one-run win. Bowers also had a sacrifice RBI in the fifth inning, and was hit by a pitch and later scored in the second inning.


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