by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC sports information
Lansing sophomore Alyssa Seichepine made the most of a rare starting opportunity Tuesday, contributing two pivotal doubles in Kansas City Kansas Community College’s 4-1 win over Crowder College Tuesday.
It was only the third setback in 33 games for Crowder, which came into the game ranked No. 16 in the NJCAA Division I national poll. The win also came just after Crowder had taken an 11-1 win in the opener.
Ranked No. 20 in the latest Division II poll, the Blue Devils improved their record to 25-7 heading into a Jayhawk Conference doubleheader with No. 11 ranked Johnson County (12-8) Friday in Overland Park. The games were originally scheduled for Saturday and will start at 1 and 3 p.m.
Crowder took a 1-0 lead in the of the third inning of Tuesday’s nightcap but the Blue Devils rebounded immediately, tying the game on doubles by Seichepine and Bradi Basler. KCKCC then broke the 1-1 deadlock in the bottom of the sixth.
After a walk to Basler and a single by Alexis Rymer, freshman Lindsey Gettle put KCKCC ahead with a run-scoring double and Seichepine doubled in two big insurance runs.
Basler scattered five hits, walking one and striking out three in a complete game performance. Savannah Maynard also had two hits for KCKCC.
The Blue Devils were limited to singles by Maynard and Jenna Daugherty in the 11-1 opener. Breanna Droge took the loss, giving up 12 hits and nine earned runs.