The Hutchinson Community College softball team, ranked No. 18 in NJCAA Division 2, continued its hot start to the season Tuesday, sweeping Hesston in a doubleheader at Fun Valley Sports Complex.

The Blue Dragons won the first game 8-4, and then completed the sweep with a 10-7 win.

Kiara DeCrane smacked a pair of home runs in the first game, but the game started slow for the Blue Dragons. Hesston led 2-0 going to the bottom of the third inning, but a two-run triple by Brynne Stockman tied it up.

Raven Bass and DeCrane hit consecutive home runs in the fifth inning, and DeCrane homered again an inning later.

D.J. Cannon was the winning pitcher, as she improved her record to 8-0.

In the second game, Hutchinson again started slow, down 3-0 in the third inning. Stockman came in to pitch in relief and helped keep the Blue Dragons in the game.

Cassidy Prucha had the big hit in the fifth inning, as she had a RBI double. Izzy Godinez and Ashton Reynolds followed with RBI singles.

The Blue Dragons outhit Hesston 13-7, and Stockman earned her second win of the season.

Hutchinson improved to 14-2 overall with the win. The Blue Dragons will play at home Friday against Coffeyville, and the next day, against Labette.


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