A two-base error on an outfield fly was what the Arkansas City High School softball team used to defeat Class 6A Haysville-Campus 6-4 and split their nonleague doubleheader Friday at Lady Tigers Field.
Campus took the opener 3-2.
The ACHS pitching staff held the Lady Colts to just six hits in the twinbill, including a two-hitter by Menley Westhoff in the opener. Westhoff struck out four and did not walk a batter in the tough-luck loss.
Maggie Musson finished 2 for 3 as the only player on either team with a multi-hit game.
Baseball split for ’Dawgs
Class 6A No. 5-ranked Haysville-Campus hadn’t had a chance to see Arkansas City’s pitching staff — until Friday.
The visiting Colts ran their winning streak to 12 straight to start the season with a 7-5 victory in nine innings in the opener of Friday’s nonleague doubleheader at City Ball Park.
Ark City pitchers Austin Hensley and Haden O’Toole handcuffed the Colts with a two-hitter to win the nightcap 2-1 and snap the win streak.
Hensley (2-0) went 5 1/3 innings and left with a one-hitter. He struck out one and walked one before giving way to O’Toole with two out and two on in the top of the sixth inning.
The No. 10-ranked Cowley College baseball team dominated both games 12-2 and 12-4 at City Ball Park to win three of four games in the series.
The Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning of the opener and never looked back.
Parker Dunn’s two-run single in the bottom of the fifth ended the run-rule win.
Freshman Cade Stephens went 3 for 3 and drove in four, while George Specht was 3 for 3 and scored four runs.
Sophomore Brannon Jordan (4-2) went the distance with a three-hitter. Jordan struck out five and walked one.
Lady Builders split
The Southwestern College softball team rode a six-run first inning, then held on for a 7-6 victory in eight innings Saturday afternoon in the first game of a KCAC doubleheader against Bethany at the Broadway Recreation Complex.
Bethany salvaged a split of the twinbill, taking the opener 6-2.
Kayleen Gonzalez was placed on second base due to the international tiebreaker rule to start the bottom of the eighth inning of the opener.
Gonzalez took third on a groundout by Cady Norton and Hannah Fultz followed with a walk-off single up the middle.
Loren Wright finished 3 for 4, while Gonzalez added two hits, scored two runs and drove in one.
Tigers, Builders battle
HILLSBORO — The nationally-ranked Cowley College track and field teams competed in two meets last weekend, with those who qualified competing at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, and the rest of the team taking part in the Tabor Invitational.
Several personal bests were recorded at the KU Relays.
Distance runners Sasha Elizondo, Anna Keller and Ieshia Dickerson led the Lady Tigers by achieving national-qualifying times in the 1,500-meter run. The trio also teamed with Raye Moran to hit the qualifying time in the 4x800 relay.
Sophomores Morris Wynn, Deven Marshall, Andre’ Thompson Jr. and Donte’ Howard placed third in the 4x800 relay in a national-qualifying 7 minutes, 53.72 seconds.
The Tigers had three individual event winners and several personal-bests at Tabor.
Freshman Takia Zachary (women’s high jump), sophomore Thais Lindemayer Gomes (women’s pole vault) and sophomore Dae’Trell Gordon (men’s shot put) were event winners, each hitting qualifying standards.
Freshman Caitlin Mannon also qualified in the hammer throw, while Dae’Trell Gordon qualified in the discus and was joined as a qualifier in the shot put by teammate Jalon Dames.
The Builders swept the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the KU Relays.
Kari Blattner captured the gold medal in 11:14.18, an NAIA “A” standard. Blattner placed sixth in the 800 (2:22.65).
Bryce Grahn won in 9:17.68 and will compete at Nationals in both the steeplechase and marathon events.
Taya’ Buchanan finished seventh in the women’s 400-meter run in a season-best 1 minute, 2.9 seconds. Buchanan also ran the 200 in 27.50 seconds.
Bri Hulse and Erin Floyd represented the Lady Builders with fourth- and fifth-place performances in the 3,000 steeplechase, running 13:17.08 and 13:23.47, respectively.
Keyshawn Wyatt completed the men’s 100 in a all-time personal-best 11.03 seconds. Larry Cotright was eighth (52.19) in the men’s 400 and Manuel Gonzalez was seventh in the men’s 1,500 (4:19.77).
Tumiso Tidimane (10:43.7) and Peyton Wardwell (11:23.93) placed third and fourth in the men’s 3,000 steeplechase.
Tigers take OBU
SHAWNEE, Okla. — The No. 7-ranked Cowley College men’s tennis team played its final match before this week’s Region VI Tournament, rolling to an 8-1 victory Thursday at Oklahoma Baptist University.
The Tigers were victorious in all three doubles matches and five of six singles matches.
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