Hutchinson CC Sports Information
The No. 7-ranked Hutchinson Community College Baseball team had seven extra-base hits in Game 1 to knock the Redlands Cougars from the unbeaten ranks on Tuesday at Hobart-Detter Field.
The Dragons then used a walk-off fielder's choice and the speed of Zion Bowlin to complete the sweep of the Cougars.
Playing for the first time in nine days, the Blue Dragons swept Redlands 13-5 and 7-6 to improve to 6-3 heading into Thursdays' Jayhawk West opener with Colby at Hobart-Detter Field. Redlands falls to 10-2.
GAME 1 RECAP
The Blue Dragons tied a season high with 15 hits in the first game, getting three doubles, a triple and three home runs against three Redlands pitchers.
After falling behind 2-0 after one-half inning, the Blue Dragons immediately struck back with RBI singles by Logan Sartori and Bobby Morgensen and a Ryan Moritz RBI double to take a 3-2 lead after one inning.
Sartori added an RBI double in the second and a two-run triple in the fifth to build a 7-2 lead.
Redlands scored three runs in the top of the sixth to pull within two. Again the Dragons answered back with back-to-back home runs from Julian Rip, a three-run shot, and Wyatt Divis. Two batters later, Morgensen hit a two-run homer to make it 13-5.
The top three batters of the Blue Dragon order combined to go 9 for 10 with five extra-base hits, 10 runs scored and eight RBIs.
Divis went 3 for 3 with a double, home run four runs scored and one RBI. Sartori was 3 for 3 with a double-triple, three runs and tied a season high with four RBIs. Morgensen was 3 for 4 with his first home run of the season and three RBIs.
Freshman Ryan Summers came out of the bullpen to work a scoreless 1 1-3 innings to earn his first pitching victory. He had one strikeout and one hit batsman. Freshman Dylan Nedved pitched the final 1 1-3 inning to earn his first career save with a hit allowed and an strikeout.
GAME 2 RECAP
Hutchinson led 5-2, but Redlands tied the game up with three runs in the fifth inning.
Moritz drew a one-out walk and went to third on a Nedved single to single and a bobble by the Cougar centerfielder. After Brock Schaffer was intentionally walked to load the bases, Zion Bowlin hit a hot shot to second and beat the throw to first as Redlands tried to turn an inning-ending double play. That allowed Moritz to score the game-winning run in a 6-5 victory
That gave Zach Moore his first pitching victory of the season. Moore (1-0) worked the final two innings and allowed only two runs.
Offensively, the Dragons had seven hits in Game 2.
Nedved was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Morgensen and Divis both homers and Zach Baxley had a double.