Cloud County drops pair to Cowley
ARKANSAS CITY — After opening Jayhawk Conference East Division play with a pair of losses to Cowley College on Thursday, the Cloud County Community College baseball team had its season placed on hold.
Cloud County fell 9-6 to Cowley in the first game, and then tumbled 14-13 in eight innings in the second game.
The Jayhawk Conference then announced that all athletic activities have been cancelled through April 1 because of concerns about the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus).
The conference will take the time to determine what steps to take regarding the remainder of the spring season.
Cowley College, 11-11 overall and 2-0 in conference play, grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first inning in game one.
Cloud County answered with three runs in the top of the second inning.
Two runs in the third inning gave the Tigers a 6-3 advantage.
A run in the top of the fifth inning left the T-Birds trailing 6-4.
Cowley added two runs in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth to go up 9-4.
Cloud County scored two runs in the seventh inning.
Mattison Hogrefe pitched the first five innings for Cloud County in taking the loss. Brynn Riley worked one inning.
Sarah Mccown was 3-for-4 at plate with a home run for the T-Birds and scored two runs.
Hogrefe also had three hits in four at bats.
Emily Wells had a home run for Cloud County.
Cowley led 4-1 after one inning in game two.
The T-Birds picked up one run in the top of the second inning.
Five runs in the bottom of the third inning gave the Tigers a 9-2 cushion.
Cloud County, after scoring one run in the fourth inning, racked up six runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 9-9.
The T-Birds pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh inning to go up 12-9.
Cowley tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
A run in the top of the eighth inning gave Cloud County a 13-12 lead.
The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull out the win.
Riley pitched two and a third innings and took the loss. Delaney Miller worked the final five and a third innings.
Hogrefe had two hits and drove in four runs.
Kayla Lee knocked in three runs.
Taylor Burks had three hits and scored four runs.