BLUE DRAGON SOFTBALL
No. 15 Hutchinson (36-10) vs. Coffeyville (22-25)
When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Where: Hummer Park, Topeka, KS
Game time: 10 a.m.
Other Games: Noon vs. Cowley; 2 p.m. vs. Cowley (if needed)
REGION VI-DISTRICT E TOURNAMENT
|Saturday, May 5
Game 1 – Cowley 1, Cloud County 0
Game 2 – Hutchinson 4, Coffeyville 0
Game 3 – Coffeyville 8, Cloud County 7, Cloud County eliminated
Game 4 – Cowley 5, Hutchinson 4
Sunday, May 6
Game 5 (North Field) – Hutchinson vs. Coffeyville, 10 a.m.
Game 6 (North Field) – Cowley (36-13) vs. Game 5 winner - Championship, Noon
Game 7 (North Field) – Championship Game No. 2 (if necessary), 2 p.m.
Hutchinson CC Sports Information
TOPEKA – One year ago, the Hutchinson Community College softball team saw the Cowley Tigers win three-straight games on championship Sunday to earn a berth in the NJCAA national tournament.
That's the situation the Blue Dragons now face in the Region VI-District E Tournament at Hummer Park in Topeka.
D.J. Cannon tossed a four-hit shutout for her 20th pitching win of the year as the Blue Dragons defeated Coffeyville 4-0 in the District E opener on Saturday. Then tied at 4-all in the sixth against Cowley in the winner's bracket final, The Tigers got a two-out RBI triple and defeated the Dragons 5-4.
The No. 15-ranked Blue Dragons (36-10) will now face Coffeyville (22-25) in the District E elimination game at 10 a.m. on Sunday on the north field at Hummer Park. A victory over the Red Ravens moves the Blue Dragons into a second-straight regional championship game at Noon against Cowley. The Hutch-Coffeyville winner would have to defeat Cowley twice to win the tournament.
All Sunday games will be videostreamed live on the Blue Dragon Sports Network. Airtime for Sunday is 9:45 a.m.
D.J. Cannon earned her 20th victory of the season and 38th career win with a four-hit shutout. Cannon struck out six and walked two in her 20th complete game and fourth shutout of the season. Cannon allowed four singles in her second win of the season over Coffeyville.
From that point, Cannon allowed only four baserunners over the final four innings of the game.
Hutchinson out-hit Coffeyville 7-4. Reynolds and Bekah Roberts had two hits each to lead the Dragons. Reynolds scored two runs. Godinez, Bass, Stockman and Semmel had RBIs. Bre Johnson had the only other extra-base hit for Hutchinson with a double.
The Blue Dragons took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a two-run Kameron Pope RBI single which plated Reynolds and Godinez. The Tigers answered with a four-run fourth inning. Ashton Friend had an RBI double and Lindsay Webb hit a three-run home run for a 4-2 Cowley lead.
The Dragons tied the game after Raven Bass' first career triple scored Pope to pull the Dragons within 4-3. Stockman followed with a single to make 4-4 in the fifth.
Cowley took the lead in the sixth with a two-out RBI double by Wells. She was cut out at third base to end the inning.
Cowley pitcher Logan Wenzel then retired the Dragons in order in the seventh to advance to the championship game.
The Blue Dragons were limited to only one hit over the first four innings and was out-hit 7-5.
Pope was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Bass, Stockman and Johnson had the other Hutch hits.
Cannon (20-5) was the losing pitcher in a six-inning complete game. Cannon had five strikeouts and five walks.