By ALAN HOSKINS
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College’s streaking baseball team made it 13 in a row Tuesday as four Blue Devil pitchers combined on a 6-hitter in a 9-1 win over Maple Woods.
The win improved the Blue Devils’ record to 18-15 heading into a home game Wednesday with Brown Mackie at 2 p.m. before KCKCC returns to Jayhawk Conference play – at Independence Thursday and a home twin bill against Indy on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Lefthander Hunter Phillips (4-4) got the win, allowing three hits and fanning two in four scoreless innings. Derek Watkins gave up a run and two hits in two innings, Jonathan May a hit in two innings and Spencer Nielsen pitched a scoreless ninth.
The Blue Devils scored all the runs they needed in the second. Singles by Zane Mapes and Lucas Jordan and Sam Baxter’s ground ball got one run home and Garrett McKinzie made it 3-0 with a two-run shot to left center, his fourth home run of the season. KCKCC added its fourth run in the fourth, scoring on leadoff singles by Eric Hinostroza and Mitch Glessner, a sacrifice by Daniel LaMunyon and Mapes’ squeeze bunt.
KCKCC’s final five runs came in the seventh on just two hits, RBI singles by Christian Arnold and Tyler Raymond. Maple Woods hurlers contributed to the uprising with three hit batsmen and a walk.