KCKCC’s Terrell, Ramos pitch back-to-back shutouts

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC sports information

Chase Terrell and Gabriel Ramos accomplished a rare feat in Kansas City Kansas Community College history Monday – back-to-back shutout pitching performances.

A sophomore from Bonner Springs, Terrell gave up just four singles in a 6-0 opening game win over Labette. Ramos did him one better, allowing only three hits in a 2-0 nightcap win. Both games went seven innings. While no such records are kept, the last known Blue Devil double shutout was pitched 40 years ago by Joe Beggs, who pitched both games of 5-inning 10-0 wins over Labette.

The wins kept KCKCC (11-7) a game ahead of Coffeyville (10-8) in the race for third place in the Jayhawk Conference. At Neosho County in Chanute Thursday, the Blue Devils are home against the Panthers Saturday. Both doubleheaders start at 1 p.m.

Terrell allowed no runner past second base in the opener. He struck out 10, walked one and retired 12 of the last 14 Cardinals he faced. The four Blue Devils in the middle of the batting order each had two hits – Caleb Adams, Ray Paniauga, Brendyn Bard and Palmer Hutchinson.

Beau Grable delivered the big blow for the Blue Devils, lashing a two-run double following a single by Bard and double by Hutchinson for a 2-0 lead in the second. Caleb Brown’s sacrifice fly following hits by Paniagua, Bard and Hutchinson made it 3-0 in the third and the Blue Devils added two more runs one just one hit in the fifth, a single by Adams.

Ramos (2-2) allowed only two Cardinals to reach base the first six innings, striking out eight, walking none and hitting one. During one stretch, he retired 11 hitters in a row before Labette’s third hit and a hit batsman in the seventh.

The Blue Devils scored the only run they needed in the first. Cole Silbowski led off with a single and scored on Caleb Adams’ one out double. Silbowski also had two doubles to pace a 7-hit attack. The Blue Devils’ second run came in the third on a walk, hit batsman and Hutchinson’s two-out single.

Blue Devils get third straight soccer win by one goal

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC sports information

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s men’s soccer team is getting accustomed to playing close games. They’ve won three in a row – all by one goal.

The Blue Devils blanked Garden City 1-0 Saturday after a 4-3 win at Johnson County on Wednesday. At Coffeyville Wednesday, the Blue Devils (3-2) are home against Barton County Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Leonardo Bonelli scored on a penalty kick midway through the first half and goalkeeper Christian Villegas made it stand up with the first shutout of his career. The penalty kick came after Bonelli was taken down in the box.

Bonelli also had KCKCC’s game-clinch goal in the 4-3 win at JCCC. The goal came with 15 minutes left on an assist from Jorge Monferrer and gave the Blue Devils a 4-2 lead. The Cavaliers closed to 4-3 two minutes later before Vellegas protected the lead. Vellegas had 11 saves while the Blue Devils had 16 shots on goal.

Kervens Joseph gave KCKCC an early 1-0 lead on an assist from Rood Beaubrun and then put the Blue Devils in front 2-1 with a goal at the 39:00 mark. Torain Young and Beaubrun assisted on the goal and one minute later, Samba Gnokne put KCKCC in front 3-1 with an unassisted goal.

KCKCC softball drops pair to league-leading Labette

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC sports information

Labette was as good as its first place Jayhawk Conference softball standings in a sweep of Kansas City Kansas Community College Saturday.

Improving their Jayhawk record to 15-1, the Cardinals ended KCKCC’s 7- game winning streak with 10-2 and 4-1 wins and a sweep of their four-game series. The losses dropped KCKCC (12-6) into third place in Division A behind Labette and Johnson County (12-4).

At Crowder College Tuesday, the Blue Devils (31-9) resume Jayhawk play at Cloud County Thursday before returning home Saturday to play host to Neosho County (1-3 p.m.).

The Blue Devils managed just seven hits in the two losses to Labette.

“Labette pitching was very good,” KCKCC coach Lana Ross said. “They just shut us down; just as they did the first time.”

Alaina Howe had two singles and Jenna Daugherty one for the only KCKCC hits in the 10-2 opener. The Blue Devils trailed just 3-1 before Labette scored six runs in the fourth. Breanna Droge (11-5) took the loss, allowing three hits and seven earned runs in 3.1 innings. Nerida Elson pitched the final 2.2 innings, allowing three hits and two runs.

Savannah Maynard tripled and Devin Purcell, Hannah Maurer and Bradi Basler singled for the Blue Devil his in the 4-1 nightcap. Basler (15-4) gave up six hits and three earned runs, walking two and striking out six in the route-going effort.