T-Birds earn split with Hutch
HUTCHINSON — A four-run fifth inning lifted the Cloud County Thunderbirds to a 4-3 victory over Hutchinson Community College in the second game of a Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division doubleheader Tuesday.
Hutchinson won the first game of the twinbill 7-4, and led 1-0 heading into the top of the fifth in the second game.
Cloud County, now 4-2 overall and 1-1 in Conference play, put up four runs on five hits in the fifth to grab a 4-1 advantage.
Hutchinson scored one run in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth to make it a 4-3 game.
The Blue Dragons grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning in the game.
Cloud County was scoreless through four innings.
With one out in the fifth, Sierra Eason singled and Madison Bryant followed with a base hit.
A single by Chatley Lovvorn drove in Eason.
Jessica Downard followed with a two-run double.
Kelsey Jones singled with two out to get Downard home.
Hutchinson made it 4-2 with a run in the bottom of the fifth.
The Blue Dragons added a run in the sixth, and trailed just 4-3.
Savanna Luke retired Hutchinson in order in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Luke worked all seven innings to get the win. She gave up three runs, one earned, on six hits, struck out four and walked two.
Eason, Bryant, Lovvorn and Downard had two hits each.
In the first game, Cloud County fell behind 1-0 in the first inning.
Eason reached base on an error and scored on a double by Lovvorn in the top of the third inning to tie the game at 1-1.
Hutchinson put up three runs in the bottom of the third, and led 4-1.
The Blue Dragons got solo home runs by Brittany Delaney in the fourth inning and Makenzi Shackley in the fifth, and led 6-1.
Cloud County closed the gap to 6-4 with three runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Kaylee Mick walked with two out, and Jones singled.
Mikayla Soderstrom belted a three-run home run.
Hutchinson scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to go up 7-4.
Jones pitched six innings in suffering the loss. She allowed seven runs on 11 hits, struckout two and walked one.
Lovvorn had two hits for the T-Birds.
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