Iola, KS- The Allen Community College Red Devils opened the 2018 conference season with 2 victories over Labette Community College, game 1 had a score of 7-3 and game 2 was 6-2.
In game 1 Nate Postlethwait (Valley Center, KS) set the tone early on the mound. Postlethwait went 7 innings surrendering 10 hits, striking out 5 and walking none. The Red Devils responded on the offensive side providing 3 runs in the 1st and 3 runs in the 2nd. Which provided all the help Postlethwait would need. Leading the Red Devil offense was Baxter Mays (Sedalia, MO) and Garrison Greer (Wichita, KS) both having 2 hits a piece. Also having hits for the Red Devils were Colton Flaherty (Monroe, Michigan) and Tony Dougan (Wellsville, KS).
In game 2 it was a combined pitching performance from Reid Browning (Topeka, KS) and Logan Potter (Victoria, BC) that provided the offense to get their feet underneath them in the night cap. Browning and Potter, who picked up the victory, limited the Cardinals to 2 runs on 7 hits, while striking out 10. Combined they managed to hold the line until the Red Devil offense could get some runs on the board. Flaherty and Sky-Lar Culver (Mountain Home, AR) provided 2 of the 3 hits for the Red Devil offense.
The Red Devils are off till Saturday, when they will travel to Parsons, KS to take on Labette at 1 PM.