Friday, April 13, 2012

Late-inning rally fuels KCKCC


Down 5-0 early, Kansas City Kansas Community College staged two big late inning rallies for a 12-7 victory over Brown Mackie at Community America Thursday.

The win improved the Blue Devils’ record to 21-17 heading into a pair of Jayhawk East doubleheaders at Coffeyville Saturday and Sunday. The Blue Devils then return home to host Longview in one 9-inning game Thursday at 1 p.m. and twin bills against Independence Saturday and Sunday.

Coming in in relief of Landon Teal with one out in the second and trailing 5-0, Tyler Lankford worked the final 7 2/3 innings, allowing just five hits and one earned run while striking out five and walking two.

Zac Butler paced a 13-hit KCKCC attach with a double and two singles while Dean Long and Jacob Woods each singled and doubled. Long finished with three RBI while Andrew Kreiling and Poncho Amaya contributed doubles.

Down 5-3 in the sixth, the Blue Devils took the lead 7-5 with four runs on just two hits, a leadoff double by Woods and a two-run single by Long, and then put the game away with a five-run eighth inning. The uprising was highlighted by singles by Butler and Trent Sullivan, an RBI double by Kreiling and a two-run single by Sam Laney.