Baseball, softball teams get back to the field and winning

The Hutchinson Community College baseball team played for the first time in nine days Tuesday, but the Blue Dragons were on top of their game as they swept Redlands Community College 13-5 and 6-5.

Both games were seven innings.

The Blue Dragons were to play at Rose State College during the weekend, but bad weather forced the three-game series to be cancelled.

Tuesday’s wins improved the Blue Dragons to 6-3. They will have their first Jayhawk West series this week, as Thursday, the Blue Dragons host Colby, and make the return trip to Colby on Saturday.

Softball sweeps Bethany JV – After a two-week hiatus, the Hutchinson Community College softball team was back in action Tuesday at Bethany College in Lindsborg.

The long wait didn’t hamper the Blue Dragons, as they pounded Bethany’s junior varsity 27-2 and 7-2 in the doubleheader.

The Blue Dragons pounded 25 hits in the first game and 10 more in the nightcap.

The Blue Dragons, who improved to 6-0, wasted no time in jumping on top, scoring six runs in the top of the first inning. Shelby Felvus and Bekah Roberts provided the big hits in the inning, Felvus smacking a two-out, two-run double, and Roberts later adding a two-run triple.

The Blue Dragons put the game away with 10 runs in the third inning on 10 hits. Four consecutive RBI singles by Kameron Pope, DJ Cannon, Felvus and Brynne Stockman put the game out of reach.

The second game was a little tighter, as Bethany led 2-0 after two innings. But the Blue Dragons tied it in the third inning on Raven Bass’ two-out, two-run double.

In the fifth inning, HutchCC surged ahead with three runs. Felvus’ two-out, two-run single was the big hit of the inning.

HutchCC in the midst of a 12-game road trip, won’t play at home again until March 13.

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