By Lucas Barlow
The Hutchinson Community College baseball team won its ninth-straight game, after the Blue Dragons easily handled Pratt Community College in two games last Sunday.
The Blue Dragons outscored the Beavers 38-12, as they won 18-8 in game one, and 20-4 in game two. That’s also Hutchinson’s 18th-straight win over Pratt, dating back to the 2014 season.
Freshman Dylan Nedved tied two Blue Dragon single-game records that day. He tied the school record for total bases in a single game with 12. Nedved also scored four runs in game two, which ties the single-game school record.
Sophomore Julian Rip also had himself a day, as he cranked three doubles in game one. That also ties a Blue Dragon single-game record.
This is now the fifth-straight season that the Blue Dragons have reached 30 wins, and is the 25th time in program history.
Hutchinson is now 31-17 overall and 17-11 in the Jayhawk West conference. The Blue Dragons are only one game behind Butler Community College for second place.
Softball – The Blue Dragons sophomores finished the regular season in style, pounding the Bethany junior varsity 21-0 and 14-0 on Tuesday at Fun Valley Sports Complex.
Sophomore Raven Bass belted three home runs in the first game, as HutchCC set a single-game record with seven home runs.
The Blue Dragons smashed three more home runs in the second game, with Natalie Semmel smacked two more home runs, including a grand slam.
The sophomore class have won 71 percent of their games so far, going into this weekend’s Region 6 first-round best-of-three series against Hesston at Fun Valley. They also combined for a 3.54 GPA.