The Hutchinson Community College baseball team had its best weekend of the young Jayhawk Conference season, as the Blue Dragons took three out of four games from Butler Community College.
The Blue Dragons swept a doubleheader last Thursday at Hobart-Detter Field, winning 14-10 and 15-10. Two days later, the Blue Dragons and Grizzlies split a pair of 5-4 games.
The Blue Dragons got the weekend off to a bright start, as Logan Santori, Bobby Morgensen and Garret Stephens belted home runs. Santori added two doubles and drove in seven runs.
The next game, HutchCC belted 16 hits, as Santori, Zach Baxley and Riley Metzger had three apiece. Stephens, Metzger and Scott Wolverton hit home runs.
The Blue Dragons nearly came back from a 5-1 hole in the second game, but came up short. Dylan Nedved had three of the eight HutchCC hits.
Santori again led the Blue Dragons in the finale, hitting two more home runs and driving in three runs. Mike Brown was the winning pitcher, and Dayden Lane picked up his second save.
The Blue Dragons (14-10 overall, 7-5 Jayhawk West) also had a Tuesday game moved to Cowley College due to poor field conditions in Hutchinson. Cowley won 9-3.
Softball – The Blue Dragons continued their strong season by winning three of four conference games over the weekend.
HutchCC swept Coffeyville easily, 11-2 and 13-5, and then split with Labette, losing 9-8 and winning 2-1.
Kiara DeCrame picked apart Coffeyville pitching, going 7 for 7 in the two games. She score four runs and drove in seven more. DeCrame also smacked a pair of homers in the second game.
Hutchinson blew an 8-7 lead in the first game with Labette, but came back in the next game behind a four-hitter from Destiniy Schulze.
The Blue Dragons have a four-game, two-day road trip starting today, playing at Johnson County. Saturday, they’re at Fort Scott.
Golf – A snowstorm wiped out this week’s tournament in Nebraska. The Blue Dragons were to play in a 54-hole tournament in Kearney, but it was cancelled.
This is the second straight spring tournament the Blue Dragons have had called off due to bad weather.
The Blue Dragons are next scheduled top play Monday at Colbert Hills Country Club in Manhattan.