The Hutchinson Community College softball team began postseason play this past Saturday against Hesston College in a best-of-three game series.
However, three games wasn’t necessary, as the Blue Dragons swept the Larks, 6-2 and 7-6.
Hutchinson started the day off hot, scoring four runs in the first inning of the first game. This was largely due to a Raven Bass home run that scored three of the four runs.
D.J. Cannon sent the last run in thanks to her triple that was smashed to center field.
Hesston couldn’t get much going during game one. Through seven innings, the Larks scored two runs and only managed three hits.
The second game was much closer, but the Blue Dragons again used the first inning to put the Larks in a hole. With the Blue Dragons hitting well, and the Larks committing far too many errors, the score was 5-2 after just one inning in favor of Hutchinson.
Hesston made things interesting by outscoring Hutchinson 3-1 over the course of the next five innings. Tied going into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Blue Dragons managed to escape the Larks by scoring the necessary run.
After the sweep, the Blue Dragons are now 35-9 overall. Their next game in the Region 6 tournament will be against Coffeyville Community College at noon Saturday at Hummer Park in Topeka.