by Alan Hoskins
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Lady Blue Devils continued their assault on opposing pitchers Monday, pounding out back-to-back 8-0 wins at Haskell University.
The sweep boosted the Blue Devils’ overall record to 22-8 heading into a doubleheader at Cottey College Tuesday before returning home to play host to Cloud County Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Brown Mackie Saturday at noon to 2 p.m.
Leftfielder Mierra Morisette paced a 14-hit attack in the opener, driving in four runs with a double and two singles.
Lacey Santiago added a triple and single, Elizabeth Seimears a double and single and Justice Scales and Leslie Ford two singles each.
Ford went the 6-inning distance for her 15th win of the season, allowing just two hits, striking out five and walking one.
KCKCC jumped in front 3-0 in the second on singles by Ford and Ashley Henington, a run-scoring triple by Santiago and a 2-run double by Morisette and added three more in the fifth on singles by Ford, Seimears, Santiago, Scales and another 2-run double by Morisette.
Hanna Barnhart’s single and a 2-out double by Seimears and a single by Laura Vanderheiden scored the final two runs in the sixth.
Myranda Ybarra made her first start of the season in the nightcap, allowing four hits, striking out two and walking two in the 5-inning game.
Santiago’s four singles paced a 15-hit KCKCC assault. Scales and Morisette added three singles each while Barnhart and Megan Dike each singled and doubled.
Three times in the contest, the top three hitters in the Blue Devil lineup – Santiago, Scales and Morisette – started scoring outbursts with back-to-back singles.
Barnhart’s 2-out double staked KCKCC to a 1-0 lead in the first.
Amanda Holroyd’s sacrifice fly and hits by Seimears and Dike contributed to a 4-run uprising in the third, Morisette’s third hit made it 6-0 in the fourth and the Blue Devils closed out the scoring in the fifth on a single by Barnhart, double by Dike and single by Santiago.