Cloud County Community College
Concordia campus, (800) 729-5101
Geary County campus, Junction City, (785) 238-8010

For Immediate Release
4/28/2014 1:10:24 PM
Contact: Matt Bechard 243-1435 ext. 291
Author: Matt Bechard

Lady Thunderbirds Sweep Hutch; advance to Topeka

The Cloud County Lady Thunderbirds came from behind in both contests to secure the sweep of the Lady Blue Dragons of Hutchinson Community College winning game one in 12 innings 5-4 and 10-8 in the nightcap.

In game one it was Clay Center-product Kelsey Jones going all 12 inning on the mound striking out 8 Dragons, walking 1, and gave up only 8 hits in a valiant effort.

Jones also had 2 hits and 3 RBIs in the game. It was looking bleak for Cloud trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the 9th, but with Tristen Turner and Sierra Eason at 1st and 2nd, Jones laced a double over the center fielder’s head scoring both to tie the game.

It wasn’t until the 12th inning that a base hit by Hannah Wolzen scored Kylie Trobee to seal the deal for the Lady Thunderbirds. Wolzen went 3 for 5 from the plate.

In game two Cloud fell behind 8-2 going into the bottom of the 5th inning. With two runners on Kylie Trobee blasted a shot over the right-center wall to close the gap to 8-5. I

n the next inning, the Lady Thunderbird bats came alive batting through the entire line-up and scoring 5 runs. Cloud County retired Hutch 1-2-3 in the top of the 7th to punch their ticket to the next round of the District E Tournament.

Trobee went 3 for 4 on the day with 3 runs scored, 4 RBIs and was also the winning pitcher going 3 innings in relief, allowing no hits and fanning 2.

The Lady Thunderbirds (29-12) will face Independence (41-14) at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka Saturday, May 3 at noon. The winner will advance to the semi-finals at 4 p.m. and the loser to the consolation bracket game also at 4. The finals will be on Sunday at noon.

The Lady Thunderbirds advance to the next round of the NJCAA, District E Tournament in Topeka, May 3-4.

photo by Jenny Acree, CCCC Marketing and Public Information

The Lady Thunderbirds advance to the next round of the NJCAA, District E Tournament in Topeka, May 3-4.

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